Poet, activist Luis Rodriguez speaks at assembly

Poet, activist Luis Rodriguez speaks at assembly

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Latin American/Hispanic Student Organization invited 2014 Los Angeles Poet Laureate, author and activist Luis Rodriguez to speak at an all school assembly Wednesday. Rodriguez discussed his hopes for the future of society and the correctional system. He also shared personal stories of his time in a gang, dealing with […]

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 […]

HuffPost CEO speaks to students in classes

HuffPost CEO speaks to students in classes

  HuffPost Chief Executive Officer and Global Head of News and Information Jared Grusd ’93 spoke to students in Advanced Newspaper Journalism and Business of Life classes Oct. 3 about changes in digital news media and his previous entrepreneurship experiences. Prior to his position at HuffPost, Grusd was the General Counsel and Global Head of […]

Get out! Cinema Sunday begins

Get out! Cinema Sunday begins

“Get Out” Executive Producer Couper Samuelson held a discussion with students during the second installment of Cinema Sundays this year following a screening in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Sunday. The horror film follows an interracial couple, as Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) meets his white girlfriend’s family and discovers their secrets. The film was unique in that […]

Hurricane devastates Puerto Rico, evokes concern in community

Hurricane devastates Puerto Rico, evokes concern in community

  Four backup generators arrived at the front door, ready to be stowed away on a flight to Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. With their help, Diego Ayala’s ’18 grandmother and aunts would have access to electricity again, including a working refrigerator. But before Ayala’s dad purchased his plane ticket, he realized there were complications. “He could […]

Neighbors increase action in opposition to parking structure

Neighbors increase action in opposition to parking structure

“Hey hey, ho ho, this bad project’s got to go,” neighbors chanted during one of the two protests held this month against the school’s proposed parking structure. This recent uptick in opposition follows the City Planning Committee’s delay of the parking discussion, which has been moved from Sept. 28 to an unknown date in the […]

Seniors attend annual Ring Ceremony

Seniors attend annual Ring Ceremony

Members of the class of 2018 celebrated the start of their final year as high school students by receiving rings and pins at Senior Ceremony on Sunday. Senior Prefects JP Cherry ’18, Princie Kim ’18, Sarah Conway ’18 and Eli Timoner ’18 began the ceremony by speaking to their peers about their upper school experiences. […]

Student aids Hurricane Harvey victims

Student aids Hurricane Harvey victims

Following the mass destruction of Hurricane Harvey, Brooke Kawana ’18 sent 100 water filters to the residents of Bevil Oaks, Texas, who were left without access to drinking water. For the water from their sinks, hoses and wells to be safe for consumption, it must be boiled. Due to the fact that many citizens’ stoves […]

Students sign up for clubs at Activities Fair

Students sign up for clubs at Activities Fair

Due to overwhelming interest to lead a club this school year, only 5 new clubs had a table at the Activities Fair, held on Monday at break.   “We want active organizations that have enough members to make a difference and to achieve the goals that they stated in their club charter,” Director of Student […]

Community rallies together after series of hurricanes, storms

Community rallies together after series of hurricanes, storms

Only days after Hurricane Harvey dissipated, Hurricane Irma was devastating islands in the Caribbean, regions of Florida and affecting members of the school community. Though not as powerful as Harvey, Hurricane Irma generated its own physical, financial and emotional challenges that have impacted millions. Former Chronicle News Editor Cole Feldman ’16 was at Emory University when news […]

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