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 […]

Admissions director weds former mayor

Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan married Director of Admission Elizabeth Gregory on Feb. 19 after a three-month engagement. Riordan was the 39th Mayor of Los Angeles from 1993 to 2001 and served as Secretary of Education under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is also a businessman and founder of the Riordan Foundation that was started […]

Rocket launched with student experiment onboard

SpaceX launched a rocket Feb. 19 containing an experiment in paper chromatography that Samuel Buckley-Bonanno ’19 designed. The experiment tests the effect that gravity has on chromatography and how the outcome differs between Earth and space. Buckley-Bonanno explained that in his experiment, he puts one side of a piece of paper with a sample of […]

Heavy rains cause difficulty for students

A 20-foot sinkhole developed near school on Woodbridge Street and Laurel Canyon Boulevard on Friday, Feb. 17. Head of Upper School Liz Resnick emailed students earlier that day asking them to drive home carefully in response to the rain. “Getting home was kind of annoying because there was a river next to the buses but […]