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 […]

Eric Garcetti ’88 wins second term as L.A. Mayor

Incumbent Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 won reelection Tuesday in an election marked by low turnout. Garcetti decisively defeated his 10 challengers, earning approximately 81 percent of the vote. Garcetti campaigned on his record as mayor, which included raising the minimum wage and lowering business taxes. Garcetti was endorsed by former President Barack Obama […]

Administrators forget to cancel AP limits meeting

No members of faculty nor Prefect Council attended the third of four open meetings to talk about AP limits, which was scheduled to take place Monday during Activities. Several students arrived and waited for members of the administration to arrive, but none showed up. Administrators did attend a meeting during second period Monday. Interim Head of Upper […]

Dance concert halted due to power outage

A citywide brown out caused a power surge that halted Sunday’s Dance Concert performance. The dancers took a 15 minute intermission while all projectors were rebooted. “I think everyone moved forward really well and didn’t let it affect their energy for the rest of the show,” stage manager Serena Davis ’17 said. Once all projectors […]

Jason Collins ’97 featured in museum exhibit

Jason Collins ’97 is featured in an exhibit in the National African-American Museum recognizing his bravery in becoming the first openly gay athlete to play in any of America’s four major professional sports. Collins played in the NBA for thirteen seasons before retiring in 2014. A jersey signed by his teammates is featured in the exhibit, […]

Make-A-Wish recipient thanks school for wish reveal

Five-year-old leukemia survivor Leighton Kaba and her mother made a surprise appearance in the Community Service Week assembly Wednesday to thank the school for its collaboration with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and for participating in granting her wish. “It was really, truly magical,” Kaba’s mother said. “Knowing what an incredible gift you gave Leighton, I can […]

Resnick holds first meeting to discuss possible AP limit

Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick and senior prefects discussed the administration’s proposed AP class limit with upper school students at the first of three open meetings today during fifth period. All upper school students were invited to voice their opinions regarding the proposed limit and speak directly with the school administration. The majority […]

Kissing Trump goodbye: alumni launch anti-Trump cosmetics line

Ken Grodin ’13 and Brendan Gallagher ’13 have transformed makeup application into an act of defiance. Reacting to President Donald Trump’s plans to defund Planned Parenthood and other women’s health resources, these alumni founded their cosmetics company the night of the president’s inauguration. The company, dubbed Lipslut, sells lipstick in the shade “F*** Trump” to […]