Amato to stay at John Thomas Dye

Amato to stay at John Thomas Dye

Former Vice President of School John Amato will stay at John Thomas Dye School next school year as Director of Advancement for Special Projects after a year of serving as Interim Head of School, JTD Board of Trustees Chair Caroline Wittcoff said in an email to parents and alumni. Amato left Harvard-Westlake at the end […]

Students run cancer project

Touched by her mother’s battle with stage four breast cancer, Kelly Morrison ’16 initiated a video campaign to raise awareness about the disease. Commissioned by Morrison to produce a video for the project because of her interest in film, Jillian Sanders ’17 worked to highlight the truths about breast cancer and statistics about stage four […]

Alum’s position as Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief sparks controversy

When President-elect Donald Trump named Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen Bannon his senior counselor and chief West Wing strategist, news surrounding the right-wing publication, which many critics consider to be a hate site, increased. After the announcement, The New York Times published an article quoting Alexander Marlow ’04, who now serves as the website’s Editor-in-Chief . […]

Words come with impact

Anonymous quotes heard around campus involving offensive language regarding race, gender and sexuality flashed against a black screen at assembly Nov. 2. Student club leaders presented the video to spread awareness of microaggressions on campus and start a movement to stop derogatory language. Leader of the Latino-American Student Organization Carmen Levine ’17, Black Leadership Awareness […]

Facebook argument erupts over Breitbart News

After Head of External Relations Ed Hu shared the New York Times article  featuring Alexander Marlow ’04, the current editor-in-chief of the Breitbart News Network, on Facebook, alumni commented on the post and disputed whether the school should have called attention to the alumnus’s role at the publication as an accomplishment. Commenters argued over the difference […]

Commons addresses divisions due to election

Hoping to rally the community together after students and faculty alike reacted with shock and fear to the results of the election, President Rick Commons sent an email to the student body addressing ways in which the school can remain united in a time of division. “While it is important for us to welcome thoughtful political […]

Students react with shock, confusion to election

Students react with shock, confusion to election

Confusion, shock and disbelief are some of the words students are using to describe their reactions to the presidential election on Nov. 8. After Donald Trump became the president-elect Tuesday night, students have been registering the news in different ways. “I’m honestly appalled by the election,” Grace Dennis ’19 said. “I think it’s been messy and sort […]

Advocacy clubs strive to combat microaggressions

Advocacy clubs strive to combat microaggressions

Anonymous quotes heard around campus involving offensive language toward race, gender and sexuality flashed against a black screen at Wednesday’s assembly. Student club leaders produced the video to spread awareness of microaggressions on campus and start a movement to stop derogatory language. Leader of the Latino-American Student Organization Carmen Levine ’17, Black Leadership Awareness and […]

Fanatics rally community at Spirit Week assembly

Fanatics rally community at Spirit Week assembly

The Head Fanatics organized Fanatic Fest Friday morning in Taper Gym to rally the community. A sword swallower, plumes of fire and streamers increased excitement in the lead-up to Saturday’s Homecoming festivities. The pep rally concluded Spirit Week, during which a stilt walker visited the campus and the Kogi and Nitropod ice cream trucks served students tacos and […]