Alum’s website shut down after bid to unionize

Alum’s website shut down after bid to unionize

Julia Wick ’07, the then-editor-in-chief of local news website LAist, was finishing her lunch when she noticed an email from billionaire Joe Ricketts in her inbox. Ricketts, the owner of news website Gothamist, LAist’s sister site, was writing to tell her that she—and all of her colleagues—had been fired. At the same time, LAist staffers […]

School hosts Pollyanna Conference

School hosts Pollyanna Conference

The Middle School hosted the inaugural Pollyanna Conference, which aims to start conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion within local schools through workshops and discussions, on Saturday. This year’s conference focused on race, privilege and community building. “I definitely think it’s a step in the right direction because it gives us the opportunity to come […]

Debate team gets most bids

Debate team gets most bids

The debate team is leading the nation with 19 bids to the Tournament of Champions. Jaya Nayar ’20, Spencer Paul ’19, Lauren Morganbesser ’19, Jake Davidson ’19, Chronicle assistant opinion editor Vishan Chaudary ’19, Chronicle freelancer Indu Pandey ’18 and Chronicle staff writer Alexandra Mork ’20 each received the two bids necessary to qualify for […]

School hosts Across Colors Diversity Conference

School hosts Across Colors Diversity Conference

Students, parents and faculty from Los Angeles independent schools participated in workshops and discussions as a part of the biennial Across Colors Diversity Conference in the effort to become more active participants in their communities at the Upper School on Nov. 18. Hosted by the Independent School Alliance of Minority Affairs, the event followed the […]

Students perform at first Coffeehouse of year

Students perform at first Coffeehouse of year

Students shared their talents with the community at the first Coffeehouse of the year Nov. 13 in Chalmers Lounge. Students performed short skits that included singing, stand-up comedy and instrumental covers. Soloist singer Kate Konvitz ’20 said her favorite part of Coffeehouse was seeing all the different manifestations of talent. “I signed up for Coffeehouse […]

Students discuss feminism, political correctness at Political Discourse Society debate

Students discuss feminism, political correctness at Political Discourse Society debate

Conservative and liberal students discussed feminism and the culture of political correctness at the first Political Discourse Society debate as observers lined the aisles of Rugby Auditorium and an overflow crowd watched from monitors in the hallway Monday. Intentionally seated in line from most left-wing to most right-wing, Eleanor Halloran ’18, Will Cook-Healy ’19, Will […]

Pundit Hugh Hewitt discusses ‘The Happiest Life’

Pundit Hugh Hewitt discusses ‘The Happiest Life’

The first guest speaker to voice conservative political viewpoints on campus, Emmy Award-winning radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, discussed his book, “The Happiest Life” at an all school assembly Monday. Assistant to the Head of School Michelle Bracken said that she was initially apprehensive regarding Hewitt’s presentation, but was pleasantly surprised by his ability […]