Students intern for midterm candidates

Students intern for midterm candidates

In the months leading up to the midterm elections, many students volunteered and interned for candidates across Los Angeles and California. Tali Tufeld ’20 and Griffin Gunn-Meyers ’19, two of the many students who interned for candidates, worked for Katie Hill, now a U.S. Representative-elect for the 25th District, in the time leading up to […]

Mistreatment of the majority

When people across America sit staring at their screens, watching a needle move left or right and dots on a diagram turn red or blue, it becomes easy to wonder if people are voting for the candidates themselves or just for their party. With few notable exceptions, Democrats and Republicans are the only real option […]

Former CEO Andrew Puzder encourages students to embrace capitalism

Former CEO Andrew Puzder encourages students to embrace capitalism

Andrew Puzder, the former CEO of Carl’s Jr. and former Secretary of Labor nominee for the Trump administration, encouraged students to embrace capitalism at an all-school assembly on Monday.  Puzder also presented numerous statistics, and expressed his hope for a capitalist future of America. Puzder first discussed the origins of Carl’s Jr. to emphasize the […]

‘See’-ing diversity in action: Author speaks to school about cultural identity

‘See’-ing diversity in action: Author speaks to school about cultural identity

The Asian Students in Action club invited New York Times Best Selling author Lisa See to speak about her family history and struggles with identity Monday. See is the first all-school assembly speaker chosen by the club. ASiA Club invited See in hopes that her speech would initiate conversations about cultural identity among the student […]

Student app valued at $1m sells equity

Student app valued at $1m sells equity

Co-founder of Trill Izzy Reiff ’18 and Coco Kaleel ’20 laugh during Trill’s Launch party. The modified app will have a greater focus on the user experience and is scheduled to launch Sept. 10. Ari Sokolov ’18, Izzy Reiff ’18, Lexi So ’19, Sara Kangaslahti ’19 and Georgia Messinger (Brentwood School ’18) sold 5 percent […]

New student mentorship program has first meeting

New student mentorship program has first meeting

Members of the new student mentorship program met for the first time during a pre-orientation for new students Aug. 23. Counselor Michelle Bracken said the administration created the program after realizing a need for a support system analogous to Big Sibs at the Upper School. “[The program] gives you someone to ask if you need […]

Hall to retire after 35 years at the school

Visual arts teacher Marianne Hall will retire after 35 years at the school. Hall has taught The History and Art of Modern Europe and The World and Drawing and Painting I, as well as other eleventh and twelfth grade classes. Hall’s favorite part of her work was her students, she said. “It’s really fun to […]

Students present on socioeconomic issues

Six attendees of the Student Diversity Leadership Conference gave a presentation on socioeconomic differences during a faculty and staff meeting after school Feb. 27. They discussed how socioeconomic status plays into other elements of diversity. Following the presentation, the students broke up the faculty and staff into smaller groups in order to simulate the actual […]