ACT! Now

ACT! Now

The summer before senior year typically means a fun time full of pool parties, sunset drives and infrequent glances at college applications. However, some students, such as Kate Konvitz ’20, have to sacrifice these teenage memories for the sake of SAT preparation. Konvitz said her testing options put her at a crossroads, forcing her to […]

Cultural Connections

Cultural Connections

As the Mariachi band performed, she said she felt embarrassed walking through the crowd. However, as Anna Martinez-Yang ’20 approached the center of the room and saw those around her, she remembered the purpose of her quinceñera: to embrace her Mexican identity. “At first, I felt ashamed with an entourage of uniformed men singing and playing instruments, but as […]

Breaking the Mold

Breaking the Mold

As Sophia Nuñez ’20 prepared to cheer for a basketball game, she put on her crisp, red uniform and tightened the laces on her pristine white tennis shoes. While a ponytail and bow were usually required as part of the school cheerleading uniform, Nuñez simply ran her fingers through her short, buzz-cut hair. Being a […]

Accepting this Rose

At the beginning of every year, Nathan Russel ’21 observes all the buzz surrounding the new mystery man of “The Bachelor.” Due to the show’s popularity and older teens being the majority of dating show audiences according to a 2018 Statista study, Russel said he’s faced with a dilemma. He either has to watch a […]

Tidying Up: Marie Kondo Inspired Organization

Tidying Up: Marie Kondo Inspired Organization

Smiling widely, Haley Levin ’20 opened up her planner, revealing brightly-colored illustrations alongside her well-organized notes. “I really like to doodle, so [my planner] is mostly just a vehicle for those,” Levin said. “Doodling lets me get organized in my own way. I know what I have to do, and I can manage my time, […]

Senior showcases photographs in ‘Rodeo Drive’ show

Senior showcases photographs in ‘Rodeo Drive’ show

Will Berlin ’19 held a photography show for his self-edited series, which focused on diverse faces of pedestrians, in Feldman-Horn Gallery on Jan. 16. The event, which culminated Berlin’s independent study, was the largest showing of photos on campus organized by an individual student. Berlin’s photography show, titled ‘Rodeo Drive’, included 64 pictures taken of […]

School substitutes plastic straws to reduce waste

After the Environmental Club pushed for change, the school is now replacing plastic straws with papers ones in an effort to reduce the its amount of plastic waste. Environmental Club leader Anja Clark ’19 said that the new policy will raise awareness about the school’s resource consumption and encourages movement towards eliminating plastic waste. “The […]

Like a Broken Record

Like a Broken Record

By Joanna Im As Sarah Bagley ’20 wrapped up her most recent gig with her recently formed new band, Root Canals, she went home satisfied with her performance. Later that night, she did homework, ran a shift for the KHWS radio site and relaxed without stressing over the stream numbers or the popularity of her […]

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