Unconventional Leadership encourages students to vote for LAUSD

Unconventional Leadership encourages students to vote for LAUSD

Members of the Unconventional Leadership class promoted the May 16 Los Angeles Unified School District elections with a booth on the quad that featured a sign-spinner, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and music on Monday. Nick Melvoin ’04 and Steven Zimmer ran for the position of Member of the Board of Education in Board District 4 of […]

The Universal Language of Science

The Universal Language of Science

I was failing English. My five-year-old self (excuse me, my five-and-a-half-year-old self) had guessed as much as I watched my grumpy, frail kindergarten teacher pull my mother aside that chilly spring day. As my eyes darted from word to unrecognizable word on the board before me, the assistant teacher’s face growing more and more disappointed […]

My Big Fat Greek Trip: Latin students visit Greece

The Latin program offered its first trip to Greece April 6-14 to expose students to the practical use of the language and Ancient Greek culture. Latin teacher Mercedes Barletta and history teacher George Gaskin, who chaperoned last year’s trip to Rome, led one eighth grader, five freshmen, five sophomores, one junior and a senior. Like […]

Enrollment in trip hits record high

One of the largest groups to travel with the program in its history, 26 Spanish language students visited Spain to immerse themselves in the culture and language from March 30 to April 16. Spanish teacher Javier Zaragoza and Receptionist and SAT/ACT Test Center Supervisor Nathaly Blanco chaperoned two freshman and 24 sophomores. Zaragoza has been […]

Rhyme Time

Rhyme Time

Student poets from all over Los Angeles disembarked from school buses and poured onto the upper school campus. Ambassadors for the poetry festival led the poets up to Chalmers Lounge for breakfast and an opportunity to meet other poets from the area. The festival, called “Wider Than the Sky: A Young People’s Annual Poetry Festival,” […]

Put your dukes up: boxing club teaches self-defense

Put your dukes up: boxing club teaches self-defense

To increase their engagement in community service, members of the Boxing Club conducted self-defense classes to underprivileged children March 21 and sold bags of kettle corn and caramel corn to support the homeless March 25. The boxing lessons and fundraiser supported LA Family Housing, which is a nongovernmental organization that provides low income affordable housing […]

Entrepreneur talks to HW Venture about app creation

Entrepreneur talks to HW Venture about app creation

Entrepreneur Naveen Khan spoke to students about her company Pt Pal at a roundtable hosted by HW Venture on March 27. Khan, the CEO of Pt Pal, explained why she created the organization and demonstrated how her company’s app helps patients and doctors have better communication. The app allows clinicians to send interactive information to […]

Model UN wins awards at Marymount conference

Twelve students from the Model United Nations club attended the Marymount United Nations conference March 18 at Marymount High School. Though students said the school didn’t perform as well as it has done in previous conferences, Nicky Belgrad ’19 and Princie Kim ’18 both received an Outstanding Speaker Award and an Accommodation Award, respectively. Club […]

Environmental Club participates in Green Living Fair

Environmental Club participates in Green Living Fair

In the hopes of highlighting its involvement in environmental causes, the Environmental Club gave away free plants during the Green Living Fair in Studio City on March 11. The plants, muhly grass and yerba buena, which came with pots participants were able to decorate, are native plants that require little watering. “It is really important […]

Speaker discusses importance of raising trout

Speaker discusses importance of raising trout

Natural Resources Volunteer Program volunteer Rudy Brown spoke to AP Environmental Science students and members of the Environmental Club about the importance of participating in the Trout in the Classroom program on Feb. 27. Though now retired, Brown said he has always been interested in the environment and has also worked as a seasonal ranger aid […]

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