Finding L.A.’s hidden beauty

Finding L.A.’s hidden beauty

The clock strikes four and an orchestra of horns starts to blare loudly, drowning out thoughts and radio static with harmonic familiarity. But this tune, while certainly impassioned, is not the work of any old Classical master like Mozart, Bach or Beethoven. It is the sound of the 101 Freeway during rush-hour as the freeway […]

A call to unite all Wolverines

A call to unite all Wolverines

It was the first day of seventh grade and I sat awkwardly on the bleachers with unfamiliar peers, thoroughly intimidated by the rambunctious senior class just an aisle away. A booming voice came over the microphone and, after welcoming my grade to a new school and veteran students and teachers to a new year, President […]

Stress should not be in style

Stress should not be in style

It was Black Friday, and with dozens of tabs open on my overheating laptop, I scoured my favorite online shops for the best deals. In my hunt for savings, I noticed a troubling trend—more troubling than what I perceived to be this season’s lack of good discounts. Shirts touted phrases like “sleep-deprived,” “anxious” or even […]

Respecting our reporters

Respecting our reporters

In my first period art history class, I sat taking detailed notes. Having woken up roughly an hour earlier from an unhealthily short night of rest, I was nearly lulled to sleep by my teacher’s rhythmic computer clicking as she passed through a presentation of slides. But, one painting she analyzed quickly brought me out […]

Wise words for Wolverines

Wise words for Wolverines

I remember sitting in a science classroom, air conditioning blasting, at orientation just a few days before the start of my sophomore year. My dean group and I shyly gripped our new schedules as juniors and seniors gave us advice for our upcoming years at the Upper School. I will never forget the petrified feeling […]

Opposing Elite Hypocrisy

Opposing Elite Hypocrisy

The royal family is always in the news, from tabloids fixated on Queen Elizabeth’s hats to Pippa Middleton’s romances to even Prince William’s receding hairline. Recently, however, a less light-hearted story circulated the media after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan Markle, took two private jet trips within roughly one week. Lavishing […]

Multifaceted Feminism

Multifaceted Feminism

The feminist movement is growing in relevance. Clothing brands are producing shirts that display witty catchphrases, and shows like “The Handmaid’s Tale” make social commentaries through female leads. Both the #MeToo and pro-choice movements are also gaining traction. Despite the growing spotlight on feminism, many people are choosing not to identify with it, including India […]

Building beliefs

Being opinionated is usually considered to be a negative characteristic. Opinionated people can be seen as picky, dogmatic or even pompous. Despite how often it is overlooked, there is immense value in the development and defense of personal viewpoints, especially for high school students. Formulating personal beliefs is a crucial aspect of entering adulthood. Outside […]

Spotify-ing Talent

Spotify-ing Talent

As his Spotify follower count ticked up by the minute, Graham Berger-Sacks ’20 grew increasingly curious about what was happening. Checking his phone anxiously between classes, possibilities began to race through his mind. When the metrics on his Spotify developer account finally updated at 9 p.m., Berger-Sacks said he could not believe his eyes. His […]

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