Student entrepreneurs implement programming skills at annual Hackathon

Student entrepreneurs implement programming skills at annual Hackathon

Upper school students participated in the third annual Hackathon in Mudd Library Nov. 8 to 9. Hackathon offers students opportunities to learn new skills and prizes The event, which Lukas Seklir ’21 and Amaan Irfan ’21 organized, featured workshops about developing presentations, artificial intelligence and other facets of programming. Students furthered their programming skills and […]

LAHSO celebrates Day of the Dead

LAHSO celebrates Day of the Dead

Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization (LAHSO) members participated in festivities as part of the group’s annual event to celebrate Día de Los Muertos on Nov. 2 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Día de Los Muertos, which translates to Day of The Dead, is a holiday that honors both life and death and commemorates loved […]

Non-binary activists discuss gender identity

Non-binary activists discuss gender identity

Non-binary activists Jacob Tobia and Tyler Ford discussed their experiences as gender-nonconforming individuals at the first all-school assembly of the year Nov. 6. To begin the assembly, Tobia read a part of their memoir, “Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story,” which touches on their experience of growing up while hiding their identity from society. “When queer people […]

TSM Operations Executive Walt Wang ’13 explains his adVentures into the Esports Industry

TSM Operations Executive Walt Wang ’13 explains his adVentures into the Esports Industry

Walt Wang ’13, a senior executive for the Los Angeles-based Team SoloMid (TSM) Gaming, spoke about his experiences in the professional Esports industry at a joint middle and upper school HW Venture event Nov. 1. Opening Presentation Wang first described the differences between traditional sports and Esports, as well as the latter’s rise within the […]

Latin students visit Getty Villa

Latin students visit Getty Villa

A group of approximately 30 students and teachers from Latin levels IA to III Honors visited the Getty Villa in Malibu during a field trip Oct. 26. “The Getty Villa is like this ancient treasure trove in the middle of Malibu, and visiting is always such an amazing and immersive experience,” Latin III Honors student […]

Jones promoted to Chair of Deans

Jones promoted to Chair of Deans

Effective July 1, 2020, Upper School Dean Chris Jones will replace Beth Slattery as Upper School Deans Department Head, following her promotion to Head of Upper School. Jones’s Past During his eight years at the school, Jones has worked with students and families, helping them navigate academic and social concerns. In his new position, Jones […]

Community Council organizes drive-in to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Community Council organizes drive-in to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation

To raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Community Council hosted its first ever drive-in movie, where it screened “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” in the senior parking lot Nov. 7. Students had the option of parking their cars in spots sold for $40 each or sitting in individual seats for $15. Community Council projected the movie […]

Prefect Council coordinates Halloween festivities

Prefect Council coordinates Halloween festivities

Students gathered in the lounge to watch their classmates compete in the annual Halloween costume contest and ate free Cinnabons, courtesy of Prefect Council on Oct. 31. Like last year, Halloween-themed movies played throughout the day, along with the new additions of pumpkin decorating and free candy on the quad. Costume contest, pumpkin decorating activities […]

Robotics students visit SpaceX Center

Robotics students visit SpaceX Center

Robotics team members, Erik Anderson ’20, Page Clancy ’22 and Dean Reiter ’20 toured the SpaceX production facility with computer science teacher and Robotics Coach Andrew Theiss on Oct. 29. During the visit, students learned about SpaceX’s internal operations and assembly strategies. Clancy, who plans to participate in the American Rocketry Competition this year, said […]

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