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 […]

Artist collaborates with Photography I students

Photography I students logged onto Skype Friday to learn about documentary photography from Montreal-based photographer Tema Stauffer. “It’s always beneficial for students to get a fresh perspective on course material being offered by someone outside of our everyday school environment,” photography teacher Joe Medina said. “Especially by someone as authentic and established as Tema.” Stauffer’s […]

Students participate in first round of national math competition

Students opted to take the American Mathematics Competition test, which is meant to evaluate problem-solving and analytical skills, on Tuesday. “The test gives students the chance to answer questions that are not like the questions on the SAT and not like questions in a math class, because they get to use creative problem solving,” math […]

Affinity groups host multicultural brunch

Affinity groups host multicultural brunch

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 unity Monday at the Feldman Gallery. “This is just about coming together,” Upper School Dean and event co-organizer Celso Cardenas said. “There could be times when individuals […]

Sports teams fundraise for charities

To give back to the larger community, some sports teams have started fundraising campaigns, raising thousands of dollars to benefit cancer patients and research. Others have started an effort to raise funds for the Los Angeles homeless population. “I think it’s important for student athletes to do community service projects because it reminds us that […]