Including Introverts

Including Introverts

When history teacher Dror Yaron immigrated to the United States from Israel at the age of seven, he struggled to assimilate with his new classmates. He said his name, which means “sparrow” or “freedom” in Hebrew, and his limited knowledge of the English language set him apart from his peers.“I was quite introverted [as a […]

Middle School Chaplain passes away

Rabbi Emily Feigenson passed away Jan. 23, surrounded by her loved ones after a two year battle with brain cancer, President and Head of School Rick Commons announced in an email to alumni, faculty, staff and students. Since 2004, Feigenson has served as a rabbi and spiritual leader for members of the middle school community. […]

Fleeting Dreams

Fleeting Dreams

Immigrant staff members reflect on their cultural heritage and upbringing. When cafeteria staffer June (last name held upon request) thinks of home, she pictures rows of closely spaced houses, swarms of motorcycles and sheets of humid air pressing against her skin. Most of all, June said she thinks of her mother and her sister, who […]

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 […]

LAHSO members discuss cultural identity during annual sleepover

The Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization (LAHSO) hosted its first fall sleepover from Nov. 22 to 23, during which upper school students discussed their experiences as people of color on campus and engaged in team bonding activities. Students given opportunity to talk about cultural identity in a safe environment LAHSO leader Diana Castellanos ’20 […]

My rainbow nation that seems to have lost its shine

Everyone knows the story of South Africa and the struggle of liberation from Apartheid, but sadly the fight has not ended. Today, there is a new battle within our country: the struggle against crime. Unfortunately, fear for our personal safety has plagued the South African way-of-life. Lately, crimes such as rape, murder and kidnapping have […]

Appreciating my ethnicity

Appreciating my ethnicity

Eight years ago, in the mornings before school, I brushed my teeth with Colgate toothpaste and glanced at my reflection in the bathroom mirror, lips stinging from the cold mint. I imagined myself morphing in the smudged glass, my features reconfiguring themselves until I had luminous blue eyes, freckles and a ski-slope nose. My wish […]

City attorney petitions for dispersed flight path, reduced noise pollution in Studio City

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer issued a formal request to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Oct. 18, demanding that, within the next 30 days, the organization enforce the airplane departure procedures implemented at the Hollywood Burbank Airport in 2017. The original departure procedures called for a dispersed route, in which all airplanes leaving […]

Robotics students visit SpaceX Center

Robotics students visit SpaceX Center

Robotics team members, Erik Anderson ’20, Page Clancy ’22 and Dean Reiter ’20 toured the SpaceX production facility with computer science teacher and Robotics Coach Andrew Theiss on Oct. 29. During the visit, students learned about SpaceX’s internal operations and assembly strategies. Clancy, who plans to participate in the American Rocketry Competition this year, said […]

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, […]