Big Issues on the Small Screen: As TV shows are becoming more accessible than ever, they are also becoming more representative, inclusive and educational

Big Issues on the Small Screen: As TV shows are becoming more accessible than ever, they are also becoming more representative, inclusive and educational

When Leyah Barris ’19 first told her friends that there would be a show about her and her family on ABC that her father Kenya created, she didn’t think they would refuse to watch it. They didn’t make excuses about being too busy with homework or being uninterested in the plotline; instead, they had a […]

High Stakes: The Other Side of the Finish Line

High Stakes: The Other Side of the Finish Line

After closely following students “Audrey,” “Nate,” “Jenna” and “Christopher” through their respective college processes this year, it’s time to reveal their true identities, college decisions and final remarks on senior year.   The Portfolio Applicant “Audrey”: Sophie Levy Heaving a sigh of relief, Sophie Levy ’18 is counting down the days until her summer begins, […]

‘Birding’ Takes Flight

‘Birding’ Takes Flight

Sunday evening, while other students labored over their English essays and crammed for their math exams the next day, Jonathan Damico ’19 cruised alongside the PCH. As he turned toward the setting sun, Damico wasn’t viewing the misty ocean front or a watercolor sky, but instead he was looking out toward the bike path. He […]

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow: Voteless but not voiceless

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow: Voteless but not voiceless

Luis Rodriguez had never imagined that walking out of his school could change history. Fifty years ago, in March of 1968, 13-year-old Rodriguez led his classmates to walk out of Richard Garvey Intermediate School in protest of Mexican-American treatment in schools. Now known as the Chicano Blowouts, or the East Los Angeles Walkouts, these walkouts […]

Going Viral: Last month, illness related absences reached an all time high in one of the worst flu seasons to date

Going Viral: Last month, illness related absences reached an all time high in one of the worst flu seasons to date

It wasn’t until she couldn’t stand up without getting a headache that Alyse Tran ’18 finally decided she was too sick to come to school. She had endured three days of body aches to avoid missing class, but eventually her flu symptoms became too debilitating to ignore. “I had a lot of tests and labs due […]

Farewell to Formalities

Farewell to Formalities

When Marc Novicoff ’18 walked onto the quad after his eighth period class, he was immediately led to a chair in the middle of a crowd on the quad. Awaiting his arrival in the center of all the commotion was Nicole Bahar ’18, prepped with a sign, flowers and backup dancers ready to spring into […]

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