U.S. Belong With Me

U.S. Belong With Me

After scrolling past what she expected to be just another photo on Taylor Swift’s Instagram, Rebecca Frischling ’19, co-president of La Femme, was struck by a caption commenting on the then-upcoming midterm elections. Once the initial shock of reading a politicized statement made by someone who was previously apprehensive to talk about politics passed, Frischling […]

Political State of Mind

Political State of Mind

“Son do you know why I’m stopping you for,” music artist and Grammy-winner Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter rapped in his 2004 song “99 Problems”. “Cause I’m young and I’m black and my hat’s real low.” For Jay-Z, music has always acted as a medium to address social and political currents; in “99 Problems,” Jay-Z comments on […]

Shake-spirit of Equality

Shake-spirit of Equality

The United States midterm elections marked a historical moment for LGBTQ people, with record numbers of LGBTQ candidates taking office. As the government begins to reflect the diversity within the country, the Performing Arts Department will similarly mirror the increasing representation of LGBTQ people in the winter play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” During the Elizabethan […]

Gaulke to screen short film at DTLA Film Festival

Visual arts teacher Cheri Gaulke produced and directed Gloria’s Call, a short film that will be screening at the Downtown Film Festival of Los Angeles Film Festival on Oct. 21. film festivals in Michigan and internationally in Croatia and England, Gaulke said she’s excited to have a showing so close to home.  Gaulke will discuss her […]

Passion for Fashion

Passion for Fashion

Fashion is not only about beauty and design, but it has a deeper meaning and impact for Bianca Garfinkle ’20, Jakob Adler ’20, and Juliet Colitre ’21. Acting as a means of self-expression, it can provide the ability to outwardly express their personality and feelings. The students said fashion helps to better their lives on […]

ASMR You Satisfied?

ASMR You Satisfied?

The crunch of an apple. The tapping of a pencil. The whisper that “everything will be okay.” While these sounds are seemingly random, they have one thing in common: they are all a part of one of the Internet’s newest crazes, autonomous sensory meridian response, or more commonly known as ASMR. Although only more recently […]

Deli Hours: Open for Business

Deli Hours: Open for Business

Deli Hours unofficially formed at the beginning of their freshman year in 2016 when the original band members, Otis Gordon ‘20, Lauren Juzang ‘20 and Jasper Richards ‘20, met. “[Richards] and I met [Juzang] officially for the first time one night on the beach,” Gordon said. “[Richards] and I were both amazed by [Juzang]’s unique […]

Represent-Asian

Represent-Asian

Over the summer, a colorful poster splattered with blue, red and yellow, two Asian actors and a bold title grabbed the public’s attention on billboards and movie theatres alike. The movie “Crazy Rich Asians” made a box office splash early August, taking in $34 million in North American theatres during its opening week. As the […]

Artists Abroad

Artists Abroad

Sophia Nuñez ’20: By Jordan Murray As Sophia Nuñez ’20 sat painting in her morning art class, she said she hoped that her work and the story behind it would challenge people and make them understand the message she was trying to convey. Every morning for four weeks of her summer, she worked on this […]

Write of Passage

Write of Passage

Sophie Kim ’19 smiled against the bright lights as she took the stage. After working with the LGBTQ+ performance group QueerWise and serving on the school’s slam poetry team, Kim had become accustomed to sharing her words in front of an audience. “I think on stage in that moment, I was really trying to feel […]