Write of Passage

Write of Passage

Sophie Kim ’19 smiled against the bright lights as she took the stage. After working with the LGBTQ+ performance group QueerWise and serving on the school’s slam poetry team, Kim had become accustomed to sharing her words in front of an audience. “I think on stage in that moment, I was really trying to feel […]

Dear Saba: First Day

Dear Saba: First Day

Dear Kindergarten Saba, Today is my last first day of high school. My brother and his friend are sitting in the backseat of my impossibly small car, laughing about the videos they’re watching on their iPhones. It’s been at least two years since they’ve been taller than me; as we stroll into the school, it […]

Season cut short after weak finish

Despite aiming for higher results, the girls’ varsity softball team finished its run at CIF Playoffs with a loss to Templeton in the quarter-finals Thursday, but secured a 7-1 league record and became Mission League Champions. “I’m really proud of our team this season,” outfielder Lauren Witmer ’19 said. “I think in this [Templeton] game […]

‘Birding’ Takes Flight

‘Birding’ Takes Flight

Sunday evening, while other students labored over their English essays and crammed for their math exams the next day, Jonathan Damico ’19 cruised alongside the PCH. As he turned toward the setting sun, Damico wasn’t viewing the misty ocean front or a watercolor sky, but instead he was looking out toward the bike path. He […]

Jones creates school’s first Diversity Council

The newly created Diversity Council will hold its first meeting June 2 as the first step in a five-year strategic plan to increase diversity in more areas of the school initiated by the DEI office. The council will be comprised of around 25 different faculty members and parents. “We are looking to do more with […]

Recognizing our heroic struggles

“Avengers: Infinity War” Spoiler: Superheroes are real people too. The end of my junior year was dominated by two things: cramming inefficiently for APs and subject tests and eagerly anticipating the release of superhero movies. Everybody loves superhero movies. Comic book geeks, professional critics and high school students all flock to the theaters when the […]

It’s about time: director Ava DuVernay promotes activism

Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Ava DuVernay urged students and faculty members to help overcome societal prejudices and recognize their own privilege at the all-school Brown Family Assembly on Monday. As the first woman of color to direct a $100 million film with her most recent movie, “A Wrinkle in Time,” DuVernay emphasized the importance […]

Focus on goals earns Softball early wins

Focus on goals earns Softball early wins

Following a strong season last year, the girls’ softball team has defeated key rivals to hold a 3-0 league record and is currently on the hunt for another league championship. After becoming Mission League champions and reaching quarterfinals in CIF last year, players said that they feel motivated to uphold their current undefeated streak. “I […]

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