APES students travel to Will Rogers Beach

AP Environmental Science students visited Will Rogers Beach on Jan. 10 to collect samples of trash. In class, they analyzed their findings and presented them in lab reports that detailed waste on the beach. Depending on the question they sought to answer in their lab reports, students utilized different methods to collect data about trash […]

Neighborhood restaurants offer discounts to students

In an initiative to facilitate relationships between students and the community, students can now receive discounts at neighboring restaurants such as Carney’s, Sharky’s, Yen Sushi, Brian’s Shave Ice and Brit Boba if they present their student IDs. Student discounts vary from restaurant to restaurant: at Carney’s, students received 50 percent off on their purchases Friday. […]

Senior art students tour renowned artist’s studio

Seniors in AP Studio Art and visual arts teacher Conor Thompson visited acclaimed artist Jonas Wood’s art studio in Silver Lake on Nov. 26. Thompson arranges studio visit Thompson said that the idea of visiting Wood’s studio began when one of his students, Oscar Montanez-Garay ’20, mentioned that some of his paintings were influenced by […]

Jingle All The Way

Jingle All The Way

Growing up, Kayla Choi ’22 celebrated Christmas by revisiting the story of the birth of Jesus Christ and the gifts the Wisemen bestowed to him. Yet, as she sat in church for Midnight Mass, she wondered when the Christmas spirit departed from the religious teachings of her youth and transformed into a culture of extreme […]

Ridgecrest Earthquake shakes up Garlock Fault and community

The 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude Ridgecrest earthquakes that occurred earlier this month  were the largest earthquakes in Southern California in two  decades. These earthquakes caused the Garlock Fault to  slide for the first time in recorded history. Some scientists speculate that this movement could potentially trigger the next California earthquake with a magnitude in the 8 range, colloquially […]

TSM Operations Executive Walt Wang ’13 explains his adVentures into the Esports Industry

TSM Operations Executive Walt Wang ’13 explains his adVentures into the Esports Industry

Walt Wang ’13, a senior executive for the Los Angeles-based Team SoloMid (TSM) Gaming, spoke about his experiences in the professional Esports industry at a joint middle and upper school HW Venture event Nov. 1. Opening Presentation Wang first described the differences between traditional sports and Esports, as well as the latter’s rise within the […]

National Merit Semifinalists announced for 2020

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named 21 senior National Merit semifinalists this year, as determined by PSAT scores.  This year, the National Merit Semifinalists cutoff for California was a PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index of 222. In order to become a semifinalist, a student must be one of the highest-scoring students in their state. Generally, the number […]

BLACC tours art museum

BLACC tours art museum

Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club hosted its annual retreat Aug. 18. This year, the event took place at the Middle School and included a trip to The Broad museum to help students further develop their self-identity as African Americans. BLACC first gathered on campus to engage in team-bonding activities and attend a panel that […]

Students represent school at Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit

Students represent school at Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit

AP Environmental Science student Sam Yeh ’20, Assistant Broadcast Editor Yoohan Ko ’20 and Environmental Club member Valentina Gaxiola ’21 represented the school at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit from May 10-11. Keynote speaker Shelby O’Neil, founder of the Jr. Ocean Guardians and the “No Straw November” movements, began the event with […]

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