Jazz groups honor late jazz legend Brubeck, Lennon in winter show

Jazz groups performing in “An Evening of Jazz” on Dec. 8 paid homage in their program to recently deceased jazz legend Dave Brubeck and John Lennon on the 32nd anniversary of his death. Before a packed Rugby auditorium, Performing Arts teacher Shawn Costantino conducted the Jazz Ensemble, Studio Jazz Band and Jazz Band in the annual winter […]

Science Bowl selects 10 students to compete

The two teams of five students each that will compete this year at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Science Bowl competition have been announced. Science Bowl President Kenneth Kim ’13, Vice President Rhett Gentile ’13 and advisor Nathan Cardin determined these ten students based on “participation, seniority, knowledge level, buzzer speed, accuracy, […]

School hosts UCLA blood donation drive

Around 50 students and faculty members participated in a blood drive sponsored by the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center in Chalmers on Friday, Nov. 16, Blood Drive Committee Co-President Caitlin Yee ’13 said. The Blood Drive Committee organized the first of two blood drives that will be held this year, the second of which will be sponsored by […]

Neuroscientist presents research on behavior, brain to Ethics classes

A neuroeconomics postdoctoral scholar from Caltech talked to Ethics students in the Kutler Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Oct. 12 about how brain chemistry affects people’s behavior and introduced what the students said was a different way of looking at morals, Ethics teacher Malina Mamigonian said. Mamigonian said she invited neuroscientist Cendri Hutcherson to speak in […]

English teachers to see ‘Hamlet’ performance

AP English Literature teachers will head to the Broad Stage in Santa Monica on Nov. 17 to see the Globe Theatre’s production of Hamlet. English teacher Jocelyn Medawar thought up the trip after reading the Globe’s newsletter. Medawar, a Shakespeare enthusiast, has long been a fan of Shakespeare’s London-based Globe Theatre. “Whatever the Globe Theatre […]