March of the Living attendance decreases

Only four students from the senior class, a sharp decrease from past years, traveled to Poland and Israel on the annual March of the Living April 19-May 3 to learn about the history of prejudice, intolerance and hate. Student involvement has shown a downward trend, with 12 attendees last year and 22 the year prior. […]

Physics teacher publishes research book

Physics teacher Antonio Nassar published a research book entitled “Bohmian Mechanics, Open Quantum Systems and Continuous Measurements” in March, which he co-authored with Salvador Miret-Artés of the Spanish National Research Council. In the book, they discuss Bohmian mechanics, an interpretation of quantum mechanics, and its measurement theory. They propose that it overcomes the need for […]

Juniors elect Prefects, will vote in runoff

  Juniors elected JP Cherry ’18, Princie Kim ’18 and Sarah Conway ’18 to serve as Senior Prefects for the 2017-2018 school year. Students heard speeches in Rugby Auditorium on Wednesday. Eli Timoner ’18 and Harry Gestetner ’18 will compete in a runoff for the final male prefect position. Juniors will receive an email to […]

Students to host drive for literacy organization

Book Club will collect new and gently used books for The Book Truck, which provides under served teenagers in Los Angeles with young adult books, starting March 27. Club members will collect donations of books from the Book Truck’s wish list, which includes “Thirteen Reasons Why,” “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent,” in the library. Students […]

Unconvention emphasizes collaboration, prioritizing organization

Unconvention emphasizes collaboration, prioritizing organization

Through workshops, group discussions and question and answer sessions with industry leading guest speakers, students in Unconventional Leadership emphasized the importance of collaboration and prioritizing the goals of an organization over personal ambition at the third annual Unconvention on Saturday. They moderated discussions with writer and director Joss Whedon about what it means to be a […]

Juno Temple encourages female empowerment

Juno Temple encourages female empowerment

Actress Juno Temple discussed the importance of confidence and self-acceptance as a means of promoting feminine power with members of Le Femme on Monday, while talking about her experience as a woman in the media. In films including Atonement, Maleficent and The Dark Knight Rises, Temple said she chooses to play strong female characters with […]

Dance concert halted due to power outage

A citywide brown out caused a power surge that halted Sunday’s Dance Concert performance. The dancers took a 15 minute intermission while all projectors were rebooted. “I think everyone moved forward really well and didn’t let it affect their energy for the rest of the show,” stage manager Serena Davis ’17 said. Once all projectors […]

HW Works hosts law and policy career roundtable

HW Works hosts law and policy career roundtable

Seven alumni with careers in law and policy spoke to students and answered questions about their experiences in education and the workforce at an HW Works roundtable on Monday. Litigation and Trial Associate at Latham and Watkins Adam Sieff ’07 led the event. Other speakers included Horvitz & Levy attorney Jeremy Rosen ’89, real estate attorney Noel Hyun ’02, […]

Professor speaks about the importance of diversity

Professor speaks about the importance of diversity

Columbia University Professor Christopher Emdin urged educators, parents and students to appreciate the diverse challenges and backgrounds that students of color bring to school at the Southern California People of Color in Independent Schools event entitled “Rethinking Diversity” on Wednesday. Emdin suggested that schools facilitate a young people of color meeting, in which students have […]

Groups brunch over multiculturalism, gender

Groups brunch over multiculturalism, gender

Student-led affinity groups including the Latin American Student Organization; Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture Club; Gender and Sexuality Awareness Club and La Femme hosted a multicultural brunch to foster student and faculty unity Jan. 30 at the Feldman Gallery. “This is just about coming together,” Upper School Dean and event co-organizer Celso Cardenas said. “There […]

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