Smoothie samples receive mixed reviews

Soupure, a sports health drink company, served samples of smoothies on the quad and sold smoothies in the cafeteria on May 11 to test whether the cafeteria should add them as a permanent item. The smoothies, which they call soups, are organic, preservative free, gluten free, diary free, GMO free and do not contain added […]

Teacher to program for startups

Computer Science teacher Jason Fieldman ’98 is leaving after two years of teaching to resume his previous career as a professional programmer for startups. Fieldman has taught Design and Data Structures Honors, Advanced Topics in Computer Science Honors and Precalculus: Trigonometry and Functions. He was originally invited back to school by his eighth grade teacher, […]

All-gender bathroom stirs opposition

Replacement of the sign on the boys’ single-stalled restroom on the first floor of Mudd Library with an all-gender sign to accommodate transgender or gender non-conforming students is creating backlash from some students. The single-person restroom that locks was previously one of the two men’s restrooms in the Mudd Library. Since the sign has been […]

12 acts in 13 quotes

13 students talk about the 12 plays they wrote to be performed April 24-26 at the Playwrights’ Festival. Sabrina Batchler ’15 “Bromeo and Julius” “It is a parody of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ but it’s the bromance version in which the two characters are separated because their parents catch them smoking weed together.” Covi Brannan ‘15 […]

GSA to pay for all-gender bathroom signs

The Gender-Sexuality Awareness Club will use money received from a club grant to change the existing signs on the doors of two single-stalled restrooms on the first floor of Mudd Library and the third floor of Chalmers Hall. The new all-gender signs will depict a toilet without male and female gender-binary images. “We want people […]

Special Olympics reps challenge students to stop using R-word

Representatives of the Special Olympics of Southern California challenged sophomore students during class meeting to stop using the word “retarded” as an insult. Special Olympics Regional Director Laura Mayo encouraged students to become involved in the “Spread the Word” campaign, a movement to eliminate the use of the R-word because it is offensive and derogatory. Mayo […]

Walch to teach films to adults

Cinema Studies teacher Ted Walch is launching “Sundays with Ted,” a nine-part film class for adults to watch and discuss movies, on Jan. 25 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall with Elia Kazan’s “East of Eden.” The classes will be held in Ahmanson Lecture Hall for the third year in a row, but this is the first […]

New chemistry teacher will teach spring classes

Heather Audesirk will take over teaching Jim Brink’s four chemistry classes during the spring semester Jan. 21. She is currently working to earn her teaching credential from Azusa Pacific and has been a tutor and teacher for Kaplan SAT Prep. Brink died Nov. 12 in an auto accident. Audesirk received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry […]

Faculty, staff attend diversity workshop

Educational consultant Derrick Gay led workshops on diversity at Faculty Professional Growth Day on Nov. 12. The day was interactive with lecture-based discussions, small group work and individual reflection. The three main goals of the workshop were to demonstrate that not all identities are equally valued in society, share strategies for creating inclusive communities and […]

Educational consultant to lead workshops on diversity for faculty, staff

Educational consultant Derrick Gay will lead workshops on diversity at Faculty Professional Growth Day on Nov. 12. Gay has worked with independent schools for 17 years teaching languages and serving as a senior administrator.   The lectures and discussions will include ways to reframe diversity discourse and progress towards a society that is accepting of […]