Students develop projects at third annual Hackathon

Students coded for 36 hours to develop their own programs as part of the third annual Hackathon hosted Feb.16 to 17. The event, led by Rehaan Furniturewala ’19 and Sarah Wilen ’19, featured workshops in cybersecurity, web development and entrepreneurship. Students also formed teams of up to four members to create innovative solutions for school […]

Prefects sell flowers for Valentine’s Day

In an effort to spread Valentine’s Day spirit, Prefect Council sold daisies and roses for $2 each Feb. 14. Though Prefect Council ordered 150 flowers in preparation for the sale, they sold out by fourth period.  To accommodate the high demand, prefects purchased additional bouquets from Ralph’s, Prefect Cleo Maloney ’21 said. Due to the […]

Students browse courses at Academic Fair

Students browse courses at Academic Fair

Sophomores and juniors attended the annual Academic Fair on Monday in order to learn about the courses offered for next year.  Prefect Council hosted the event in Taper Gym during activities period. At the fair, teachers and students currently enrolled in the class represented their courses and electives at various booths.  In addition to describing […]

Industry professionals, students convene at first-ever journalism festival

Industry professionals, students convene at first-ever journalism festival

Students and advisers from schools in the Los Angeles area attended workshops co-led by industry professionals and student volunteers at the school’s first-ever journalism festival, “Through the Looking Glass,” on Feb. 9. Emmy-award winning Peter Hamby, a former CNN reporter and the current host of “Good Luck America” on Snapchat, gave the keynote speech. Former […]

State to promote media literacy

State to promote media  literacy

Nearly 50 years after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a group of students’ method of free expression and a broader interpretation of the First Amendment in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, California lawmakers agreed to implement media literacy education to support students’ free speech against the growing threats of misinformation […]

Robotics subteams place in tournament

Robotics subteam 62A went undefeated in the Crespi Classic competition Jan. 27, earning the title Tournament Champions for the second time this year.  Team 62A won the final match against subteam 62X, which earned third place. Thought its robot was still not functioning fully, team 62A, consisting of Jake Futterman ’21, Chris Ladreyt ’21, Yvette […]

Students submit geotags for contest

Students submit geotags for contest

Prefect Council hosted the first-ever all-school geotag design contest from Jan.11 to Jan. 25. Sophomore Prefect Chelsea Cho said the goal of the contest was to enrich campus life and to provide a platform for students to showcase their design talents. Geotags are Snapchat filters that are unique to a location. Creating a new geotag […]

Prefect Council starts ‘Tap Out’ competition

Prefect Council announced Jan. 17 that Tap Out, formerly known as Assassin, will return to the Upper School this year. According to Junior Prefect Michael Lehrhoff, Tap Out differs from Assassin in that players now must tap others on the back to eliminate them from the game. In Assassin, players had to make a gesture […]

Security staff leads school in active shooter drill

Security staff leads school in active shooter drill

Security guards in tactical gear joined the rest of campus in a lockdown drill Feb. 23 to ensure that students and faculty members were aware of appropriate and secure locations in the case of an active shooter. The lockdown drill was required by an amended 2018 California law, Upper School Student Discipline and Attendance Coordinator […]

Two new teachers join school for second semester

Conrad Cuda and Jackson Kroopf ’06 joined the Upper School History and Art Departments, respectively, mid-year. Cuda, an upper school football coach, previously taught at John Adams Middle School and Santa Monica High School for 15 years. Cuda said that he appreciates the intimate relationships between the students and teachers, especially in comparison to his […]

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