Redefining the route to success

No month is complete without an email from Chaplain James Young with the subject, “Recent honor board cases.” I’ll usually take a minute to scan through the cases, often much of the same: a copied lab report or a project two students collaborated on too much. Nothing really surprises me but I always read on. […]

Why I love sports

Why I love sports

One year ago I was your average sport-hater. I had never watched a full football game other than the Super Bowl. I regularly declined invites to basketball and baseball games. I had never made a fantasy account and never planned to. My only personal sports experience had been an undefeated run as Left Field on my […]

Cheating the System

Cheating the System

Every time Rodney* ’19 received an essay assignment in his sophomore English class, he would go home and share the prompt with his tutor, who would write the essay in front of him on his own computer while only sometimes asking Rodney for his input. “I got worse [in English last year] because I stopped […]

You’re a wizard, Harry

You’re a wizard, Harry

Following months of rehearsal and perfecting choreography, students and teachers performed in the Harry Potter-themed upper school dance concert March 2-4. Students began working on the show at the beginning of the year once performing arts teacher Cyndy Winter settled on a theme. Some dancers in the show have performed in the show every year […]

Loving sportsball

Loving sportsball

One year ago I was your average sport-hater. I had never watched a full football game other than the Super Bowl. I regularly declined invites to basketball and baseball games. I had never made a fantasy account and never planned to. My only personal sports experience consisted of an undefeated run as left fielder on […]

We should not write off hip-hop

There is a part of our community that is apathetic or openly hostile to the genre of hip-hop. I hate hip-hop,” a student said. “Hip-hop is not real music,” a teacher said. I have been a hip-hop fan my entire life. I don’t remember a time in which it was not my favorite genre of […]

No-chella: Have some chill

Eyes half open, restless from hours of driving and exhausted from a pitiful night of sleep, I walked onto campus and into my second period history class. It was April 17. I had just returned from one of the best weekends of my life, the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. […]

Students document struggles and conflict at Mexican-American border

Students traveled to San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico for a joint video art and photography storytelling trip about the struggles and conflict of those who live near the Mexican-American border. Students began by traveling to San Diego before crossing the border where they toured No Man’s Land, the area between the American and Mexican border, […]

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