On the Front Lines

When an unfamiliar vehicle pulled into his driveway, Jake Schroeder ’20 hurried to the window to watch as his father, a pulmonologist, stepped out onto the pavement, donning a hazmat suit. Schroeder’s father tossed a coronavirus test to the individual in the car, one of his patients, and called out a series of instructions. The […]

Prefect Council members chosen in runoff elections amid campaign controversy

Prefect Council members chosen in runoff elections amid campaign controversy

After electing Cleo Maloney ’21 and Jonathan Cosgrove ’21 as Head Prefects on May 7, students chose their Junior and Senior Prefects following several runoff elections. Prefect Council members elected for 2020-21 school year Next year, Quincey Dern ’22, Jade Stanford ’22, Micah Gold ’22 and Jason Thompson ’22 will serve as Junior Prefects, while […]

YoungArts finalists receive national recognition for photography

YoungArts finalists receive national recognition for photography

The National YoungArts Foundation awarded Chronicle Photography Editor Caitlin Chung ’20 and Chiemeka Offor ’21 the Art of Anthropologie YoungArts Award on May 26. The nonprofit organization also named Chung a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar on May 21. The YoungArts Foundation offers emerging teen artists opportunities for creative growth through its annual competition, according to […]

Social distancing: mandatory or optional?

As news of President Rick Commons’ email regarding the school closure spread March 11, Caleb*, who had been in the middle of coding a Java program in class, began discussing his plans for the upcoming weeks with his peers. From inside the classroom, Caleb could already hear strains of bass-heavy music and shouting emanating from […]

Upper school deans announce that AP exams are optional

The upper school deans announced in a campus-wide email March 25 that the school will no longer require students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses to take AP exams at the end of the year due to the coronavirus outbreak. While the AP tests are now optional, the deans encouraged students to confer with their instructors […]

Panelists discuss LA’s changing cultural identity during Brown Family Speaker Assembly

Panelists discuss LA’s changing cultural identity during Brown Family Speaker Assembly

Five panelists involved in the Los Angeles arts scene discussed how they each contributed to building a central identity for the city through various mediums, including music, architecture, literature and cuisine, during the Brown Family Distinguished Speaker Assembly on March 10. The speakers included award-winning architect Barbara Bestor, chef of Kogi BBQ Roy Choi (Kaelyn […]

Commons proposes revised River Park plan to City of Los Angeles

In an email to the school community, President Rick Commons announced that the school submitted the draft plan for the River Park athletic facility to the City of Los Angeles, officially initiating the entitlement process. Commons releases revised plan for River Park facility In the past months, administrators involved in the project communicated with members […]

Commons responds to councilmember regarding River Park

President Rick Commons updated the school community in an email regarding the River Park athletic facility’s development plan and pledged to enact the changes suggested by Los Angeles Second District Councilmember Paul Krekorian. In his letter, Krekorian requested that school administrators fulfill 18 additional conditions before beginning the construction of River Park. Krekorian also said […]

Science Bowl team places fourth

Science Bowl team places fourth

Science Bowl Team A, co-captained by Sebastian Li ’20 and Tyler Weigand ’21, earned fourth place out of 42 teams in the Regional High School Science Bowl on Feb. 22, while Team B, led by Micah Gold ’22, finished in eighth place. At the tournament, the teams competed against high school students from across Southern […]