Charity: for college or community?

Student-run charities are springing up left and right in our school community. However, it is easy to question the authenticity of giving back to the community amidst the presence of college applications, an overwhelmingly large aspect of our school’s identity. The community fosters an extremely competitive environment as a college preparatory school. Declining college admissions […]

The Truth: Tied to Technology

Then school starts, and we receive our daily doses of disheveled bed head and pajama tops via Zoom. For almost a quarter of each day, we sit facing the screen, filling breaks with TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram. Whether for work or for play, we’re constantly on our devices. How do you start talking to someone […]

It’s the Little Things

It’s the Little Things

When California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that schools in Los Angeles County would not be allowed to start in person, many students, including us staffers on The Chronicle, were extremely disappointed. In June, we were already setting layout dates and expecting to return to Weiler Hall by the fall, but with the number of COVID-19 […]

Tick Tock, Trump’s on the Clock

Days before President Trump’s Tulsa Rally, millions of users on TikTok banded together to troll the event by registering for it and not showing up. Just a month after photos of the humiliatingly sparse crowd flooded the internet, Trump decided to ban the popular online video-sharing app. Because it is owned by a Chinese company, the […]

Multicultural Week celebrated over Zoom

Multicultural Week celebrated over Zoom

The school’s annual Multicultural Week took place with 10 affinity groups each receiving a 30-minute slot during lunch break to celebrate their cultures May 4, all from the comfort of their own homes. Affinity groups host Multicultural Week meetings The Zoom meetings, which were open to all students, ranged from relaxed conversations to interviews and […]

Bergman plans to leave to teach at Geffen Academy at UCLA

History teacher Elizabeth Bergman will depart from the Upper School to continue her career at Geffen Academy at the UCLA next year. Bergman joined the history department this past fall, and taught Advanced Placement United States History, United States History and The World and Europe II. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and […]

Ethics Bowl team competes in semifinals of regional tournament

One of the school’s Ethics Bowl teams reached the semifinals of the 2019-2020 Southern California High School Ethics Bowl tournament after competing against STAR Prep Academy, Glendora and Santa Susana on Feb. 8. Ethics Bowl team participates in semifinals of regional tournament The school brought two teams, the second defeating Canyon Crest and California Military […]

YoungArts winners announced for 2020 school year

The YoungArts Foundation awarded 10 students Tuesday for their accomplishments in music, photography, writing, visual arts and singing. 10 artists, writers and musicians receive awards The annual YoungArts competition awards artistically talented high school students and grants them the opportunity to attend regional programs to continue developing their craft. Though approximately 7,000 10-12th graders applied […]