Ryan Wixen’19 performs in honor bands

Ryan Wixen’19 performs in honor bands

After auditioning, Ryan Wixen ’19 performed in the honor bands ofthe California All-State jazz band (CBDA) and the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA).  Both the CBDA and the SCSBOA are organizations for music educators, and the honor bands, which are composed of student musicians from different schools, get the opportunity to perform at […]

Like a Broken Record

Like a Broken Record

By Joanna Im As Sarah Bagley ’20 wrapped up her most recent gig with her recently formed new band, Root Canals, she went home satisfied with her performance. Later that night, she did homework, ran a shift for the KHWS radio site and relaxed without stressing over the stream numbers or the popularity of her […]

Practice and Perform

Practice and Perform

In her backyard, with headphones in, Caroline Cook ’19 choreographed a piece with the intention of someday sharing it. Months later, standing alone in a corner of the studio, she prepared for the overwhelming experience of sharing what was meant to be shared. With hundreds of eyes upon her on the momentous day, she allowed […]

Magnificent Music

Magnificent Music

Upper school students in orchestra and choir performed in The Fall Instrumental and Choral concert, their first joint concert of the year. Students ranging from 10th to 12th grade were featured in the concert at Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Preparation for the concert started at the beginning of the school […]

White Christmas

White Christmas

When Angie Vasquez ’19 was a child, she became used to Santa Claus, the holiday figure she loved, as only being white. However, she said her perception of the jolly man in the red suit changed as she got older when she realized that Christmas focused only on white culture leading her to feel as […]

Sleigh or Nay

Sleigh or Nay

As Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock,” began playing on her car radio, Izzy Yanover ’19, creator and co-leader of the Jewish club, felt a wave of annoyance wash over her. It was the time of the year she said she can never escape: Christmas music. “Almost every radio station plays Christmas music,” Yanover said. “Beverly […]

Represent-Asian

Represent-Asian

Over the summer, a colorful poster splattered with blue, red and yellow, two Asian actors and a bold title grabbed the public’s attention on billboards and movie theatres alike. The movie “Crazy Rich Asians” made a box office splash early August, taking in $34 million in North American theatres during its opening week. As the […]

Artists Abroad

Artists Abroad

Sophia Nuñez ’20: By Jordan Murray As Sophia Nuñez ’20 sat painting in her morning art class, she said she hoped that her work and the story behind it would challenge people and make them understand the message she was trying to convey. Every morning for four weeks of her summer, she worked on this […]

Write of Passage

Write of Passage

Sophie Kim ’19 smiled against the bright lights as she took the stage. After working with the LGBTQ+ performance group QueerWise and serving on the school’s slam poetry team, Kim had become accustomed to sharing her words in front of an audience. “I think on stage in that moment, I was really trying to feel […]