Seven students win awards at TritonMUN

Seven Model United Nations students won awards at the virtual UC San Diego TritonMUN Fall conference on Nov. 7. At the conference, students discuss global issues on topics such as climate displacement, refugees and space colonization. According to first-time conference attendee and Honorable award winner Stephen Purdum ’22, students must collaborate and foster effective solutions […]

Students invited back to campus for social activities

In an email to upper school students, Prefect Council announced that the campus will be open to students to participate in small group activities starting the week of Nov. 9. Attending these group activities will not be mandatory and students will be allowed back on campus once a week, according to Prefect Council. According to […]

Students create controversial Instagram pages

Students create controversial Instagram pages

Students created several anonymous Instagram accounts dedicated to posts about their peers and teachers in recent weeks. Accounts such as @hw.confessions posted rumors and negative messages about students, while @hw.compliments monitored submissions and posted compliments. The accounts, including the confessions account that posted uncensored rumors and comments about students and teachers, reached hundreds of followers. […]

‘Zoom Bombings’ increase

As the school transitioned to virtual learning through Zoom, the number of ‘Zoom bombings’ has increased, in which anonymous individuals take students’ names and interrupt online class sessions. Upper School dean Jennifer Cardillo said she was surprised when her Lifelab class was recently ‘Zoom bombed.’ “The incident was startling in the moment and really disappointing,” […]

National Merit semifinalists announced

National Merit semifinalists announced

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named 40 seniors as National Merit semifinalists based on their PSAT scores. In previous years, approximately 20 seniors from the school were selected, making this year’s selection of 40 semifinalists almost double that of previous years. In addition to having high PSAT scores, semifinalists must be high-achieving and distinguished high […]

Prefect Council hosts Activities Fair online

Prefect Council hosts Activities Fair online

Prefect Council hosted the Activities Fair completely online this year, showcasing all of the student-hosted clubs and offering sign-ups in the week of Sept. 14 to 18. In past years, the Activities Fair took place on the Quad with tables and signs describing the wide variety of clubs that students could choose to join. Since […]

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, […]