Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

Rasa Barzdukas ’17 sits on the quad, occasionally looking up from her sketchpad. Pages are spilling out of her notebook, each covered in sketches waiting to be perfected in the studio. Barzdukas has been drawing since before she can remember. Though she did not enroll in any art classes until her sophomore year, her earliest […]

Alumnus’ nonprofit distributes water filters

Alumnus’ nonprofit distributes water filters

Keren Johnson ’02 visited the Westville Boys’ High School in Durban, South Africa, to deliver the water filters for future distribution to areas lacking access to clean water. Community Council and Johnson worked with Cole Kawana ’16 to distribute Clean Water Ambassador water filters in South Africa in November. The council initiated the project after […]

Tree People representatives visit Environmental Club

Representatives from Tree People talked to the Environmental Club about their organization and how the school can make a difference in the world Nov. 7. The representatives spoke to the club during break about how they can make their campus more environmentally friendly. Tree People works with volunteers to plant trees throughout Los Angeles. The […]

Holmes-Chuba becomes Self Study Coordinator, to lead school evaluation

History Department Head Katherine Holmes-Chuba will be stepping down as department chair to become the Self-Study Coordinator this upcoming year. As Self-Study Coordinator, she will be organizing the preparation for an all-school evaluation that takes place every seven years. The school will be evaluated through the Accrediting Commission for Schools and Western Association of Schools […]

Don’t be an idiot 101: What wouldn’t Ryan Lochte do?

Don’t be an idiot 101: What wouldn’t Ryan Lochte do?

Ryan Lochte’s eyes dart side to side as he attempts to form an earnest apology during his NBC interview. After shedding a few tears, the American competitive swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist retold his story, only this time he spoke the truth. “I just want to say I am truly, 110 percent sorry,” he said. […]

Gonzalez promoted to department head

History teacher Greg Gonzalez was promoted to head of the upper school history department after 11 years of teaching. His responsibilities include organizing and planning the curriculum as well as training new teachers. As the medium for communications between teachers and administration, he also makes decisions on behalf of the department including the creation of […]

Robotics team wins state championship

Robotics team wins state championship

Robotics Team 62, the Kanagasabapathys, competed in VEX California State Championships in Pasadena March 11-12 and emerged as state champions, qualifying for VEX World Championships in Louisville, Ky., where they made it to quarter finals. The team also won the Think award, given to a team with multiple exceptional autonomous programs. In a separate competition, […]

Musings of a Mormon girl

Musings of a Mormon girl

Four-thirty a.m. I lean over the side of my bed. My arm lazily falls on the snooze button of my alarm clock. 5:00 a.m. I silently convince myself not to go back to sleep as I roll out of bed for early morning seminary. 5:55-6:40 a.m. I sluggishly grab a bowl of cereal and sit […]

Roses sold for dance concert performances

The Social Committee sold roses for the members of the Advanced Dance II Company who performed in the Upper School Dance Concert, as well as for guest performers and stage crew. Flowers and tickets to the concert were sold at the Social Committee table on the quad last week. The committee then prepared and delivered […]