Around the World in 14 Days: Student Experiences Over Winter Break

Around the World in 14 Days: Student Experiences Over Winter Break

During winter break, many students and their families traveled abroad to perform community service or gain exposure to other cultures. Some opted to celebrate holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s abroad as well. Nicole Bahar ’18: Teaching English in Iran When the Iranian Revolution broke out in 1979, many of the nation’s […]

Tatted Teens

Tatted Teens

When talk show host Wendy Williams asked reality star Kim Kardashian if she had any tattoos, Kardashian responded, “Would you put a bumper sticker on a Bentley?” While some students, like Kardashian, think that tattoos deface one’s body, others see them as a form of self-expression and appreciate them for their individuality. “The Bentley will […]

High Stakes: Finally Coasting

High Stakes: Finally Coasting

The All-Around: After weeks of worrying that her Early Action school was too much of a reach, Amanda’s* anxiety was put to rest when she found a letter in her mailbox congratulating her on her acceptance to Georgetown University Dec. 22. However, she had been awaiting the official decision since Dec. 15, the expected notification […]

Third Party Or No Party: Third Party Candidates in the Presidential Election

Third Party Or No Party: Third Party Candidates in the Presidential Election

When Asher Low ’17 found out that his favorite presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, did not win the Democratic nomination, he knew that he could not support either major party candidate. “I’m looking for a candidate and a party that has the best interests of the average American and isn’t looking out for the best interests […]

Special Olympics athletes prepare for World Games on campus

Special Olympics athletes prepare for World Games on campus

With music blasting from speakers and members of the school and Studio City community cheering them on, Cuban and Czech Special Olympics athletes marched down the Ted Slavin Field in a procession to the quad. There, American staples – hamburgers, watermelon and pies – awaited them. Volunteer Katie Kreshek ’16 watched from her ice cream […]