Lola Clark ’17 steps on a bus, ready for a six-hour drive to Clemson University in South Carolina. While many of her peers are spending their spring breaks resting at home or traveling, Clark is preparing to see her 10th college in the past five days as part of a school-run tour. “I went into […]

Crashes in Student Parking Lot

Crashes in Student Parking Lot

When Naomi Barlava ’17 walked out of her eighth period class to her usual parking spot in the junior lot, she found a large crack in her rear bumper. “I knew I hadn’t gotten in a car accident,” Barlava said. “The only explanation was that someone had hit my car in the parking lot without […]

Work That’s Worth It: Internships vs. Jobs

Work That’s Worth It: Internships vs. Jobs

While some of her classmates spent their summers doing STEM cell research at the University of Southern California or getting coffee for editors of NYLON magazine, Maddy Ulloa ’17 rang up customers and counted inventory at American Apparel. “I gained a lot of communications skills from my job last summer,” Ulloa said. “I also gained […]

Helping Hands: Students who Volunteer in Hospitals

Helping Hands: Students who Volunteer in Hospitals

Every Wednesday afternoon, Ashley Frey ’17 puts on her uniform and teen volunteer badge and spends two hours visiting patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Throughout the course of each day, she will bring them water, flowers and magazines, but most importantly, she will give them her time. “Talking to patients is really […]

Crash Course: Accidents in the Student Lot

Crash Course: Accidents in the Student Lot

When Naomi Barlava ’17 walked out of her eighth period class to her usual parking spot in the junior lot, she found a large crack in her rear bumper. “I knew I hadn’t gotten in a car accident,” Barlava said. “The only explanation was that someone had hit my car in the parking lot without […]

Learning Through the Lens: Students journey to Vietnam

Learning Through the Lens: Students journey to Vietnam

When Kinly McCaffery ’18 saw a wall filled with photos of bombing victims of the Vietnam War at the War Remnants Museum in Saigon, she realized that any one of those victims could easily have been her mother. McCaffery’s mom immigrated from Vietnam to the United States with her family when she was only nine […]

Athletic department expands use of health technology for students

Athletic department expands use of health technology for students

When Paige Howard ’17 wakes up, the first thing she does is log into her Metrifit account and record how well she slept. Her coaches later use this data when they determine the difficulty of her practice that afternoon. “Metrifit is great because [the data] gets sent to our coaches, so they know when we’re […]

Student leaves to develop app

Daniel Singer ’17 left school in September to take a gap year to work on his new social networking app Bond, which will be released in the app store in October. “Bond connects you to the people you should know,” Singer said. “If you’re at a bar, club, musical festival or party, and you’re being […]

Expens-ercise: Are pricey workouts worth it?

Expens-ercise: Are pricey workouts worth it?

As Sophia Van Iderstine ’17 gets ready for her late morning exercise class on a Saturday, she laces up her sneakers, grabs a bottle of Smart Water and heads for the door holding one more item in her hands: a pair of boxing gloves. These are the essentials for her regular class at Box ‘N […]