Debaters participate in Kentucky tournament

Eight debate students participated in the Tournament of Champions in Lexington, Kentucky. Evan Engel ’17 and Spencer Paul ’19 both reached octafinals, the round of 16, and Connor Engel ’17 made it to the round of 32. Connor Engel also won the eight speaker award out of 86 participants in the event. The annual event […]

Never forget: honoring the past and ancestors

Allison Gorokhovsky ’17 held the Holocaust remembrance event Od Avinu Chai, translated to “our forefathers live on” April 23 at the Westside Jewish Community Center. The event commemorates Holocaust remembrance day April 24. The event was divided into three segments. The “past” segment focused on two Holocaust survivors who told their stories to the group, […]

L’chaim to layups: JSU hosts tournament

The school’s chapter of the Jewish Student Union will hold its second annual charity basketball tournament in Hamilton Gym on Feb. 18. The event aims to raise money toward scholarships for local students to travel to Israel. It is hosted on behalf of the national Jewish Student Union and the National Council of Synagogue Youth, […]

Jewish Student Union holds Hanukkah events

The Jewish Student Union built menorahs and served donuts during Winterfest in the lounge. “The Prefect Council wanted to have some Jewish element involved so they reached out to JSU and we were obviously really delighted to do so,” Allison Gorokhovsky ’17 said. Gorokhovsky said that students built 40 or 50 menorahs. Participants took the […]

Psychology students to display masks

Psychology students to display masks

Students enrolled in the Psychology course designed masks as part of their final project, which prompted them to consider how they are perceived by others and how they think of themselves. “The purpose of the mask project is for students to explore how what they outwardly show to others can be significantly different from how […]

Filmmakers dive into MOCA

Filmmakers dive into MOCA

Students of the Video Art I, II and III classes visited The Geffen Contemporary building at The Museum of Contemporary Art to visit artist Doug Aitken’s “Electric Earth” exhibit Jan. 6. The exhibit showcased multiple forms of art such as video art, photography and sculpture. The focus of the pieces was centered around nature’s relationship […]

Fanatics announce all-school scavenger hunt

The Fanatics announced a campus-wide scavenger hunt for golf balls for various prizes to honor the school’s 25th anniversary during assembly on Sept. 7. To redeem their prizes, students can return golf balls to Assistant Director of Communications Shauna Altieri. The Fanatics told students about the history behind the golf ball scavenger hunt. “You probably […]

Nathaly Blanco

Nathaly Blanco will return as the school’s SAT and ACT coordinator after working for two years as an upper school receptionist. As the SAT and ACT coordinator, Blanco will schedule proctors, assign students to rooms and prepare the tests. Previously, she had proctored standardized tests and helped with AP exams. When previous SAT and ACT […]

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