Playwrights cast list announced

Playwrights Festival producer and performing arts teacher Christopher Moore announced the cast list for 12 plays that comprise the 2017 Playwrights Festival. The cast list is as follows: PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL 2017 Cast List Listed in alphabetical order     BADDEST OF THEM ALL by Sophia Dienstag  Director: Rachel Kimsey Sabrina de Brito, Alex Goldstein, Griffin […]

Model UN wins awards at Marymount conference

Twelve students from the Model United Nations club attended the Marymount United Nations conference March 18 at Marymount High School. Though students said the school didn’t perform as well as it has done in previous conferences, Nicky Belgrad ’19 and Princie Kim ’18 both received an Outstanding Speaker Award and an Accommodation Award, respectively. Club […]

‘The Za’ hosts fundraiser for Pizza 4 Patriots

Joseph Levin ’17, Andrew Berg ’17 and Justin Ciccone ’17 hosted the Tel-Za-Thon, a 12-hour broadcast on KHWS, on Saturday to fundraise for Pizza 4 Patriots, breaking two Guinness World Records in the process. The charity Pizza 4 Patriots was founded by former Air Force Sergeant Mark Evans to provide pizza to veterans and troops […]

Faculty members attend Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch

Faculty members attended the Upper School’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch on Thursday to discuss and share how those topics affect them and the school. “The purpose of this introductory DEI lunch for the Upper School is just to come together and see where we are in relation to diversity, equity, inclusion at the […]

Resnick discusses changes to proposed AP limits policy

Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick shared newly developed details of the administration’s AP limit proposal with students at the second of five meetings to discuss the proposed limits Wednesday during sixth period. The administration has now decided that the new policy will only limit the number of AP classes, not honors classes, students can […]

Alum launches social media app

Noah Pompan ’14 recently launched BOOM, a social media platform designed to provide college students information about events on or near their campuses. BOOM delivers news to students about local business promotions, parties, lectures and other events that occur on college campuses. The app is location-based and uses a geofence to limit the content to […]

Cairns to retire after 32 years

Upper School Dean Vanna Cairns announced her retirement to her students today via email. Cairns has worked at the school for 32 years, serving initially as a French teacher and eventually as both a Dean and a Choices and Challenges teacher. “I have been so very proud to represent the school every single day,” Cairns said in […]

Campus experiences brief power outage

The upper school campus experienced an area affected power outage during fourth period Friday. The power went out at 11:11 a.m. and was fixed by 11:20 a.m.. According the Department of Water and Power, the reason for the power outage is still unknown. The outage prevented the wifi from working, and the cafeteria was unable to […]

Justin Carr’s Dare to Dream Workshop to host first jog-a-thon

Justin Carr’s Dare to Dream Workshops and Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture Club will hold the first ever jog-a-thon Friday honoring Justin Carr ’14 to raise money for the Justin Carr Wants World Peace Foundation. The Foundation, started by Carr’s parents after his death in 2013, will use the money to fund scholarships, arts programs and grants […]

Nick Melvoin ’04 to compete in LAUSD runoff

Alum and District Four L.A. Unified School District board candidate Nick Melvoin ’04 will compete in a runoff with incumbent District 4 School Board President Steve Zimmer after a second place finish in municipal elections Tuesday. Melvoin, who campaigned promising to modernize the district and improve fiscal transparency, garnered 31 percent of the vote, beating opponents […]

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