Holiday Happenings

“My family and I get a tree every year. We have a holiday tradition where we play remixes of holiday songs on the way there and back, and at home we name the tree something cute. I also have to carry the entire tree by myself!” Lola Cortez ’22 “Every year I go to El […]

Stream Wars

The Company That Changed the Game When Netflix was originally founded, it struggled to the point where the company was almost forced to sell to the doomed Blockbuster. Now, just two decades later, it has set a worldwide trend in entertainment distribution leading to the development of over 200 streaming platforms. The resulting competition between […]

Calling Out Cancel Culture

When Jonathan Groff, a writer on the hit show Black-ish, first met Louis C.K., they were working together on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He said that while C.K. seemed to have a dark side to him, he never could have imagined the public backlash his peer would eventually face. Now, with “cancel culture” drawing […]

Students return to arts online

In order to adapt to the difficulties that remote learning poses, performing arts teacher Michele Spears said the department announced changes to the regular fall play in an official school-wide email last week. The musical will likely be held in the spring, and the play will be hosted in the fall, upper school dean Sharon […]

Summer quarantunes

Tongue Tied – Grouplove “I love ‘Tongue Tied.’ It banged when it first came out, has banged since and will bang forever.” — Kyle Reims ’21 Ribs – Lorde “‘Ribs’ is one of those emotional songs that you play late at night.” — Sandra Koretz ’22 August – Taylor Swift “As a diehard Swiftie, I […]

Building His Own Experience

Building His Own Experience

Beyond the backyard of the Anschell family’s house, there’s a steep dirt hill. Most kids would avoid this area, maybe explore it a bit, but largely keep out. Not Jonah Anschell ’23. When he first looked at the plot of land, he said he saw an opportunity to build. Now, a small house stands there, […]

Problematic portrayal of police in the media

If you watch TV, you’ve seen it: the “loose cannon” cop who doesn’t play by the rules and sticks with their hunch until they get the criminal, no matter whose rights they have to violate to get there. This archetype is incredibly popular in media, and audiences are naturally compelled by these righteous defenders of […]

Accountability for our planet

Accountability for our planet

Everyone is missing Greta Thunberg’s message, especially world leaders. Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, has become a major player on the world stage. She addressed the United Nations about climate change and led a series of school strikes, one here in Los Angeles Nov. 1, for the same cause. Thunberg has drawn the […]