High school volunteers host virtual summer courses for young students

In order to break down educational barriers and provide academic support for under-resourced students, some students have expanded their philanthropic organizations.    Founded by Hope Shinderman  ’21 after the COVID-19 outbreak, Bored of Boredom is an organization that serves elementary and middle schoolers. Shinderman said Bored of Boredom strives to bring enrichment opportunities to those who have […]

LA city officials seek to alleviate homelessness

Because the COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant economic hardship in Los Angeles, the homeless population has increased by 12.7%, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services. City officials and social service organizations, such as Homeless Health Care (HHC),  are currently focusing their resources to fight the dual crises of homelessness and COVID-19. Even before the pandemic, […]

Studio City adapts to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic caused Studio City’s stretch of Ventura Boulevard to transform throughout the summer, as businesses have adapted to stay afloat and provide for others in the community. Granville, The Village, Katsu-Ya Sushi and other restaurants have added tables outside and separated them with sneeze guards in order to maintain social distancing boundaries. As […]

School Reopening Task Force releases tentative plan

The School Reopening Task Force released a new, tentative plan via email July 6 designed to implement a safe return to school for students, faculty and staff. The school plans to partially hold some classes on campus in a rotating model based on grade levels, according to the email. Coming to campus will be optional, […]

McClain to work remotely from Washington

After 13 years at the school, Upper School Scheduler, Chair of the Upper School Faculty Academic Committee (FAC) and science teacher Krista McClain will move to Seattle, Washington with her family in late July. Next year, McClain will continue working for the school remotely, mostly assisting with the transition to the new schedule. She will […]

Stone-Cutters hosts second workshop, prepares for winter publication

Stone-Cutters magazine hosted its second creative writing workshop to collect submissions for its winter publication Wednesday. Stone-Cutters offers in-person writing workshops Stone-Cutters has held two workshops so far and is planning to host one a month starting in January. Stone-Cutters writer and junior editor Nicole Austen ’21 said that the workshops are a good place […]

Paid to Play

Paid to Play

Students believe athletic compensation will benefit themselves and their families.   After hearing about the Fair Pay to Play Act, which was passed by the California legislature this October, baseball player and Stanford University recruit Drew Bowser ’20 grew excited about how the new regulations would impact his future. Because the act will go into […]

Seniors attend Ring Ceremony

Seniors attend Ring Ceremony

English teacher Sara Cohen gave a speech to seniors during the Senior Ceremony Sunday on Ted Slavin field. Each senior was presented with a ring or pin commemorating their time at the school. Senior George Caras ’20 said that he thought that Cohen’s speech was insightful and interesting. “Dr. Cohen is one of my favorite teachers at […]

New Learning Center provides students with alternative study space

A new Learning Center run by faculty members opened in Seaver 208 to give upper school students a place to study and complete their homework. Learning Resource Specialist Grace Brown, Receptionist and SAT/ACT Test Center Supervisor Nathaly Blanco, English teacher Jenna Gasparino and Librarians Edith Darling and Jessica Wahl are assisting in the center. “The […]

Melody Lee joins biology department

Melody Lee is joining the upper school science department this year and will be teaching Advanced Placement Biology and Genetics and Biotechnology. Lee said she is looking forward to working with students who are passionate about biotechnology. “I am most excited about that course because even though I am the only person who will be […]