Students develop projects at third annual Hackathon

Students coded for 36 hours to develop their own programs as part of the third annual Hackathon hosted Feb.16 to 17. The event, led by Rehaan Furniturewala ’19 and Sarah Wilen ’19, featured workshops in cybersecurity, web development and entrepreneurship. Students also formed teams of up to four members to create innovative solutions for school […]

Prefects sell flowers for Valentine’s Day

In an effort to spread Valentine’s Day spirit, Prefect Council sold daisies and roses for $2 each Feb. 14. Though Prefect Council ordered 150 flowers in preparation for the sale, they sold out by fourth period.  To accommodate the high demand, prefects purchased additional bouquets from Ralph’s, Prefect Cleo Maloney ’21 said. Due to the […]

School takes steps to curtail pertussis outbreak

The school will send home any students with flu or cold-like symptoms that do not have proof of negative pertussis test results or completed pertussis treatment when classes resume after the long weekend Tuesday, as the number of students with whooping cough across both campuses reaches 23. Students with symptoms are required to be tested […]

KHWS to be suspended indefinitely

KHWS student radio has been suspended indefinitely after exceeding its bitrate allowance Feb. 13, KHWS leader and Chronicle Digital Managing Editor Lucas Gelfond ’19 said. The station’s streaming service provider, MyRadioStream, automatically temporarily discontinued the account after multiple warnings. Gelfond said he and the other student leaders, Will Newhart ’19, Annie Wendorf ’19, and Kylie […]

Whooping cough outbreak reaches 21

Twenty-one students across both campuses now have Pertussis, or whooping cough, according to an email that Community Health Officer Milo Sini sent Wednesday to parents of students in classes with those diagnosed. Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease that spreads through coughing and sneezing, according to County of Los Angeles Public Health. Symptoms […]

Robotics subteams place in tournament

Robotics subteam 62A went undefeated in the Crespi Classic competition Jan. 27, earning the title Tournament Champions for the second time this year.  Team 62A won the final match against subteam 62X, which earned third place. Thought its robot was still not functioning fully, team 62A, consisting of Jake Futterman ’21, Chris Ladreyt ’21, Yvette […]

Photography, Video Art classes visit the Broad

Video Art and Photography II and III students, accompanied by visual arts teachers Jesse Chehak and Cheri Gaulke, traveled to the Broad museum to view a newly opened, fully immersive exhibition called “A Journey that Wasn’t” on Jan. 18. Photography II student Caroline Sturgeon ’20 said she appreciated the opportunity to separate herself from her […]

Teacher displays sculpture in Bakersfield Museum of Art

Visual arts teacher and department head Gustavo Godoy’s sculpture, which was inspired by the U.S.-Mexico border controversy, is currently on display at the Bakersfield Museum of Art. The sculpture, mostly made of wood, is painted a color described as “MAGA Red”. It is topped with razor wire, which is meant to convey the strength and […]

Prefect Council starts ‘Tap Out’ competition

Prefect Council announced Jan. 17 that Tap Out, formerly known as Assassin, will return to the Upper School this year. According to Junior Prefect Michael Lehrhoff, Tap Out differs from Assassin in that players now must tap others on the back to eliminate them from the game. In Assassin, players had to make a gesture […]

Two new teachers join school for second semester

Conrad Cuda and Jackson Kroopf ’06 joined the Upper School History and Art Departments, respectively, mid-year. Cuda, an upper school football coach, previously taught at John Adams Middle School and Santa Monica High School for 15 years. Cuda said that he appreciates the intimate relationships between the students and teachers, especially in comparison to his […]

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