Environmental Footprints

Environmental Footprints

Last month, when Governor Jerry Brown declared an end to the six-year drought that plagued California, Environmental Club leader Hannah Tuchman ’17 breathed a sign of relief, but reminded herself that the steps taken to reduce water usage at school needed to be continued. “I also think saying the drought was over may be true […]

Pornstream: Is Porn Okay?

Pornstream: Is Porn Okay?

Tim’s ’18* mom walks into his room as Pornhub.com was displayed on his computer screen. He quickly shuts it as his face begins to feel hot and turns bright red with embarrassment. He nervously disregards the pornographic video as a random pop-up. While his mom’s face erupts in anger, Tim is confused as he had […]

The West is History: Is the History Curriculum Eurocentric?

The West is History: Is the History Curriculum Eurocentric?

As Upper School History Department Head Greg Gonzalez and history teacher Francine Werner discuss the age-old debate in the history community about teaching a Eurocentric world history, other teachers in the history office can’t help but chime in. “Is this the ‘all-west versus the rest’ discussion?” asks one teacher passing by. As the topic of […]

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 […]