School to revise 2020 testing requirements

Beginning next year, the school will eliminate the mandatory mid-year assessment testing week and will allow teachers of specific Advanced Placement courses to decide whether their students must take the AP exam at the end of the year. President Rick Commons said the changes will coincide with next year’s new schedule as a part of […]

Students volunteer to create lanterns at Luminaria event

Seven students crafted handmade lanterns alongside Studio City residents at the ninth annual Luminaria Event held by the Studio City Neighborhood Council’s Cultural Affairs Committee at Campo de Cahuenga on Saturday. The lanterns were used during Sunday night’s free family event celebrating the holiday season and the history of Campo de Cahuenga. According to the […]

Debaters win top speaker awards at Glenbrooks tournament

Four members of the debate team won top speaker awards at the Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament hosted by Glenbrooks High School in Chicago from Nov. 23 to 25. Debater Olivia Feldman ’22 said she felt the squad was successful in presenting convincing arguments regarding the elimination of subsidies for fossil fuels at the Lincoln-Douglas […]

Fleeing from the Flames

Fleeing from the Flames

Shortly after the Getty Fire ignited in the early hours Oct. 28, Charlie Albert ’21 received a notification instructing him to prepare for evacuation. A few hours later, Albert’s street was placed under mandatory evacuation and, holding his most valuable belongings, he departed quickly into the morning darkness. “At first I packed my car and […]

Community Council organizes drive-in to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Community Council organizes drive-in to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation

To raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Community Council hosted its first ever drive-in movie, where it screened “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” in the senior parking lot Nov. 7. Students had the option of parking their cars in spots sold for $40 each or sitting in individual seats for $15. Community Council projected the movie […]

Prefect Council coordinates Halloween festivities

Prefect Council coordinates Halloween festivities

Students gathered in the lounge to watch their classmates compete in the annual Halloween costume contest and ate free Cinnabons, courtesy of Prefect Council on Oct. 31. Like last year, Halloween-themed movies played throughout the day, along with the new additions of pumpkin decorating and free candy on the quad. Costume contest, pumpkin decorating activities […]

The value of the humanities

The value of the humanities

It’s Thanksgiving. Distant relatives, now reunited, scoop sweet potatoes onto paper plates and slather gravy on slices of turkey. They dance around each other, moving from one trivial conversation to the next. Finally, the question arrives: What do you want to be when you grow up? Looking down at our feet, we consider saying artist, […]

Moving into the new school year with a peaceful mind

Moving into the new school year with a peaceful mind

“Try to let go of expectations for this practice, your day and even your life.” The yoga instructor said each word slowly, emphatically—I can still hear the mantra to this day. Nevertheless, in my head, that world is long gone and I’ve traveled to another dimension. It is hard to believe that was just three […]

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

Upper School Dean  Chris Jones (Taylor ’18, Avery ’23) has never enjoyed such a short commute to work— approximately 375 steps, to be specific.  “I joke about it in a sense,” Chris Jones said. “But I really appreciate it. [Living in on- campus housing] is so convenient. We’ll stay as long as they allow us.” While […]

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