And All that Jazz: Prefect Council hosts jazz-themed Coffeehouse

In light of the Upper School Jazz band’s upcoming trip to Japan, jazz and instrumental acts were featured during the third Coffeehouse of the year on March 20. Other students showcased their talents by singing songs, performing instrumental pieces and dancing to an audience of peers and faculty members. “Prefect Council thought we should honor […]

Speaker educates faculty on cultural awareness

Sage Hill School teacher Drew Ishii presented his speech, ‘Asian-Americans and the Model Minority Myth,’ to educate faculty and staff about cultural awareness Wednesday. The school invited Ishii speak in order to help foster an inclusive environment for Asian American students, Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Janine Jones said. ‘We’ve heard from our Asian […]

School addresses bullying, marginalization following security threat

Affinity groups and counselors addressed bullying and marginalization on campus after a threatening social media message posted by Jonathan Martin ’08 alluded to bullying. The post resulted in school closure Feb. 23. Martin expressed that his resentment toward the school emerged from the isolation he experienced as one of the few minority students on campus […]

Calling entrepreneurs: new fellowship created

The application for the first social entrepreneurship fellowship is now open to students who are interested in spending this summer executing a start-up proposal to positively impact their community. Chronicle Executive Editor Elly Choi ’18 created the fellowship. SEF will provide financial support and mentorship to the chosen applicant. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible […]

Students form clubs for second semester

Prefect Council announced the approval of 16 new second semester clubs in an email to students. The clubs, including the Democrats of Harvard-Westlake, Immigration and Citizenship Assistance and Marine Wildlife Adventure Club, held their first meetings during activities period March 5. “I think it’s awesome that so many new clubs are popping up,” Prefect Jaya […]

Students compete in March Madness tournament

Prefect Council hosted the second annual March Madness Basketball Tournament on Monday in Taper Gym. 16 teams, each made of 3-4 students, competed in a bracket prepared by the Prefect Council days prior. The gym was sectioned off into four different courts, as different matches took place simultaneously. Team GYGR, including Nevin Sanitsky ’18, Mason […]

Ben Platt ’11 creates Broadway mash-up with Lin-Manuel Miranda

Ben Platt ’11 teamed up with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on the new song “Found/Tonight,” which reached number two on iTunes Top Charts, to help the organization March For Our Lives. The song is a mash-up including songs from Miranda’s production “Hamilton,” as well as “Dear Evan Hansen,” a Broadway show which Platt starred in […]

‘Masters of Sex’ producer and show runner discuss their experiences

“Masters of Sex” producer Sarah Timberman (Zoe Redlich ’20) and showrunner Michelle Ashford shared their experience adapting the true story of sex therapists into a television show in this year’s fifth installment of Cinema Sundays on March 11. “Masters of Sex” tells the story of the relationship between sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson […]

Seismologist speaks to students about earthquakes

Seismologist Lucy Jones spoke to students and faculty about the history of earthquakes and their social effects, her involvement in earthquake research and the improvements that communities can develop to ensure minimal damage March 6-7. Jones is the founder and chief scientist of Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society and the developer of […]