Commons announces interim Associate Head of School

Debbie Reed will assume the position of interim Associate Head of School, President Rick Commons announced in an email to students, parents and faculty this morning. Reed will take the office during the 2019-2020 school year, Commons said. During that time, the administration will search for a long-term appointment for the position, Commons said.  “In […]

Letter from the Editors

We appreciate this feedback, and we encourage members of the community to send Letters to the Editor expressing any concerns for future issues. While the article is the opinion of one staff member and not of the entire paper, the decision to publish the piece was made by the Managing Team as a whole. We […]

High schools nation-wide grapple with racism, homophobia, anti-semitism

High schools nation-wide grapple with  racism, homophobia, anti-semitism

Sixty African-American and Puerto Rican students barricaded themselves inside the administration building at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York on March 23, 1970. The students protested the school’s failure to implement long-standing demands to enroll more African-American students, hire more faculty of color and integrate the African-American and Latin-American experiences into the curriculum, according […]

Kid Cudi addresses mental health stigma

Kid Cudi addresses mental health stigma

Grammy award-winning musical artist Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi spoke about the stigma surrounding mental health in the black community in an all-school assembly hosted by the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club on Wednesday. “People are struggling right now from mental illness,” Mescudi said. “They don’t have answers, and sometimes, music is all that’s there […]

Locals oppose new housing legislation

In response to a housing-shortage bill passed in the state Senate on Dec. 3, some homeowners in the San Fernando Valley are voicing opposition. Members of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association are communicating with other representatives to create a unified response against SB-50, a bill that seeks to promote denser and more affordable housing in […]

Security staff leads school in active shooter drill

Security staff leads school in active shooter drill

Security guards in tactical gear joined the rest of campus in a lockdown drill Feb. 23 to ensure that students and faculty members were aware of appropriate and secure locations in the case of an active shooter. The lockdown drill was required by an amended 2018 California law, Upper School Student Discipline and Attendance Coordinator […]

Don’t run away from rejection

Don’t run away from rejection

There is an extreme vulnerability that comes with the college process. We are asked to write about our innermost dreams, reflecting on and analyzing our own identities, who we are and who we want to be. We meticulously attempt to fill out sections that have been pre-determined to be of the most value: our community […]

Political State of Mind

Political State of Mind

“Son do you know why I’m stopping you for,” music artist and Grammy-winner Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter rapped in his 2004 song “99 Problems”. “Cause I’m young and I’m black and my hat’s real low.” For Jay-Z, music has always acted as a medium to address social and political currents; in “99 Problems,” Jay-Z comments on […]

Midterms 2018: Guide to California’s Propositions

Midterms 2018: Guide to California’s Propositions

This year, many seniors will be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 United States midterms election. Here is a non-partisan guide to the 11 ballot propositions:   Proposition 1 approves $4 billion in bonds to help low-income residents such as veterans and seniors get lower-cost living. $1 billion would go to home loans for […]

1 2 3 7