School hosts gap year fair

Students and parents learned about different gap year programs and summer opportunities at the USA Gap Year Fair Feb. 22. Director of Kutler Center and Summer Programs Jim Patterson oversaw the event and spoke about different specialized programs and fellowship opportunities that the Kutler Center provides and supports. “There is a Brownstein Gap Year Fellowship […]

Former Black Panther Party leader Ericka Huggins discusses intersectionality and activism

Black Panther Party leader, human rights activist and educator Ericka Huggins engaged in conversations with students and faculty about the intersection between the feminist and the civil rights movements and how students can take action against injustices Feb. 24. The Black Leadership and Culture Club decided to host Huggins to continue the conversations about race […]

MUN travels to Georgetown for conference

Eight students from the Model United Nations club traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Northern American Invitational Model United Nations conference Feb. 15-18. Over 3,300 high school delegates from the United States, China and England competed at the conference and students from Georgetown University, where the conference was hosted, acted as the conference’s committee […]

Students attend annual academic fair

Students learned about the numerous classes available to prepare for course selection for the upcoming school year at the annual academic fair on Monday.   Sophomores and juniors received information on the courses from seniors and faculty members staffing the tables and were able to ask questions.     Students said that they left the […]

Grade change controversy reported at nearby private school

Due to a controversy regarding grade changes at The Buckley School, independent investigators will look in to what Buckley’s board of trustees calls “an isolated incident of grade changes,” according to a segment Wednesday night on NBC LA News. It is unknown whether the incident will affect Buckley students’ admission into college, the report said. […]

Students teach pre-schoolers

Student members of TriSCI volunteered at the Mar Vista Family Center on Feb. 6 to teach science to preschool students. TriSCI, a student-founded non-profit, aims to improve girls’ confidence and interest in the sciences. TriSCI has been teaching lessons at Mar Vista for the past three years. Typically, three to six volunteers teach around 15 […]

Innocent until proven guilty: Wrongly convicted man speaks to criminal law class on his experience

Ruben Pinuelas, a wrongfully imprisoned ex-inmate, spoke to the Criminal Law and Advocacy classes about his experience being erroneously convicted and how spending 10 years in solitary confinement impacted his life Feb. 5. Carly Burdorf ’19 said she thought the speaker was interesting and provided a new perspective on a subject they studied in class. […]

Let’s taco-bout it: School hires truck

In an effort to unify different grades and promote sporting events, Prefect Council hired taco food trucks for the Varsity boys’ basketball game against Loyola High School on Jan. 31. “We had a chance to enjoy some time with our friends over a delicious meal,” Taka Khoo ’20 said. “I think that this catering idea […]

Committee visits campus as part of accreditation process, offers suggestions

The school received preliminary recommendations from the California Association of Independent Schools and Western Association of Schools and College after representatives visited campus from Jan. 28-31 and analyzed the school’s 75-page report. History teacher Katherine Holmes-Chuba is leading the group of administrators and faculty members coordinating the school’s efforts. She has been busy the past […]