Community reflects on MLK Day

The anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which many view as especially poignant this year, occurred Monday after a year full of awareness of the country’s systematic racial injustices. Alex Chon ’21 said that he feels major events in 2020 contributed to the significance of the holiday this year. “I think that regardless of […]

Chronicle places fourth for Best of Show at JEA Convention

The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) awarded the Chronicle fourth place for its Best of Show award and recognized the newspaper as one of 60 finalists for its prestigious Pacemaker award for high school publications. The winners of the awards were announced Nov. 21 at the virtual Journalism Education Association/NSPA High School Journalism Convention. The […]

School suspends on-campus activity for three weeks

In an email Thursday, President Rick Commons announced the closure of both the upper and middle school campuses for three weeks from Saturday to Jan. 10. Both campuses will be closed over winter break until the week after classes resume. During this period, students will not be allowed on campus. Athletic activities and other student […]

Students advocate for voter participation in Georgia

Students advocate for voter participation in Georgia

Members of the senior class are organizing fellow students to increase voter turnout in Georgia in time for the state’s Senate runoff. Allegra Saltzman ’21 is leading Instagram outreach to high school students in Georgia through the nonprofit organization When We All Vote, while Matthew Lee ’21 is spearheading a postcard-writing campaign through a civic […]

Latin students take part in S.C.R.A.M.

The annual Southern California Regional Amici Madness (S.C.R.A.M.) conference, the regional Junior Classical League (JCL) convention for Southern California, went fully virtual to provide students with Classical trivia, games, tests and more. S.C.R.A.M. was held online this year through Discord and Zoom. University High School in Irvine hosted S.C.R.A.M. 2020, boasting more than 20 activities […]

Students celebrate Diwali

Students celebrate Diwali

The South Asian Students’ Alliance (SASA) hosted an online event Nov. 20 celebrating Diwali, the five-day Festival of Lights observed by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs across the world. SASA President Mohona Ganguly ’21 began the meeting with a presentation offering an overview of the holiday and its origins. In India, various religions and areas of […]

Prefect Council hosts student political debate

Prefect Council hosts student political debate

Senior representatives participated in a political debate during Community Flex Time on Tuesday. Prefect Council hosted the debate, and history teacher Lauren Nichols ’03 and former history department chair Dave Waterhouse moderated it. Following an in person debate about the presidential election in 2016, this year’s political debate is the first virtual debate Prefect Council […]

Upper school deans release updated standardized testing plans

Upper school deans release updated standardized testing plans

In accordance with new guidelines released by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, the Upper School Deans Office released updated information regarding the school’s standardized testing plans in an email sent to upper school students Sept. 22. The SAT exam is scheduled to take place Oct. 14 for seniors attending the school , and […]