Publications receive 2017 Crown Awards

The Chronicle received a Gold Crown award for high school hybrid news from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at the 93rd Annual Scholastic Convention at Columbia University on March 17. Big Red received a Silver Crown for high school print magazine. The middle school magazine The Spectrum received a Gold Crown for middle school print […]

Queen Sweep: Chess club distributes shirts

Chess Club distributed shirts to students in the lounge Monday periods three through six. Leaders offered seven base slogans, such as “Trap Queen” and “Rookie Mistake.” They also featured an option to customize the slogan on the back of the shirt in 25 characters or less. Each shirt costs $23.99 on Didax to the buyers’ […]

Senior prank falls without a splash

Security guards thwarted an attempt at a senior prank following the Head Prefect election assembly in Taper Gym on March 29. The seniors planned to throw water balloons at the underclassmen as they exited the assembly, but, under an order from Assistant to the Head of the Upper School Michelle Bracken, the security guards confiscated […]

The last song: prefects host last coffeehouse

Prefect Council hosted the fourth and final Coffeehouse of the year on Monday in the Chalmers lounge after school. Acts included Elizabeth Gaba ’17 singing “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley and Ori Zur and Charlie Kogen singing “Penny Lane” by the Beatles. In addition to musical performances, students recited poetry and did magic tricks. “I think […]

Marine Bio students set sail on field trip

The Oceanography and Marine Biology class took a field trip to Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach for a boat ride April 19. Science teacher Blaise Eitner led the trip. Once boarding the boat, the staff facilitated some activities and studies for the students. “We began with throwing out a large net, and collectively pulling it […]

March of the Living attendance decreases

Only four students from the senior class, a sharp decrease from past years, traveled to Poland and Israel on the annual March of the Living April 19-May 3 to learn about the history of prejudice, intolerance and hate. Student involvement has shown a downward trend, with 12 attendees last year and 22 the year prior. […]

My Big Fat Greek Trip: Latin students visit Greece

The Latin program offered its first trip to Greece April 6-14 to expose students to the practical use of the language and Ancient Greek culture. Latin teacher Mercedes Barletta and history teacher George Gaskin, who chaperoned last year’s trip to Rome, led one eighth grader, five freshmen, five sophomores, one junior and a senior. Like […]

Enrollment in trip hits record high

One of the largest groups to travel with the program in its history, 26 Spanish language students visited Spain to immerse themselves in the culture and language from March 30 to April 16. Spanish teacher Javier Zaragoza and Receptionist and SAT/ACT Test Center Supervisor Nathaly Blanco chaperoned two freshman and 24 sophomores. Zaragoza has been […]

Stop, drop and download: school promotes emergency information app ‘Crisis Manager’

Faculty introduced the school’s specifically adapted page on the emergency information app, Crisis Manager, on April 19 during an all-school assembly. Science Teacher Wendy Van Norden and Upper School Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado collaborated to create better emergency plans and add all the necessary information to the school’s page. “The Crisis Manager app is our […]

What in refutation: debate team prevails

Following a successful regular season which included a win of the Duke and Bailey’s Cup and a semifinal finish at the National Debate Coaches Association tournament, the debate team is gearing up for their Tournament of Champions run. Evan Engel ’17 notched the school’s first win of Duke and Bailey’s, an award given for best […]