Taste the rainbow

She sees sounds as three dimensional shapes moving in space, in a world where most people perceive sound as intangible noise. For her these noises take on a very real presence. Maya Broder ’13 has synesthesia, a neurological condition in which stimuli of one sense prompt an automatic experience of another. Causes of the condition […]

Going the Distance

For some couples, being together isn’t as easy as common free periods shared in the lounge. James Wu ‘13, whose girlfriend Christie Chen attends Westridge High School in Pasadena, is used to seeing Chen once a month. In fact, ever since meeting Chen at a language camp in Taiwan, rigorous coursework, strict parents and a […]

Choirs perform songs in invitational showcase

On Nov. 27 Bel Canto and Chamber Singers participated in the College of the Canyons’ choir festival. “These choir festivals give ensembles the opportunity to sing before a well-known conductor who critiques each group on all aspects of their performance,” the College of the Canyons website said. The showcase is invitational and showcases different choirs […]

‘When the bad man breaks into my house, I die’

My father grips my stepmother’s hand at the dinner table. She lost her niece in the Aurora shooting, and now her voice breaks as she says the word, “children.” While the nation cries gun control, she just cries. In the safe: rifles, shotguns and handguns. She asks me, what if there was one off-duty cop […]

Keepin' it clutch

His car has three pedals and operating them requires a careful maneuvering process. With his left foot, Ben Gaylord ’13 gradually releases the clutch, while with his right, he slowly presses down on the accelerator. He waits for the feel of first gear clicking into place before he releases the clutch entirely and accelerates into […]

SYA representative visits language classes

School Year Abroad’s Assistant Director of Admissions Susanna Sprague will visit sophomore language classes in an effort to provide more information about the SYA program to prospective applicants. SYA is a language immersion program that sends students to schools in countries such as Spain, Italy, France and Vietnam. “My objective is to provide further information […]

Wei to teach new Chinese V class

Chinese teacher Binbin Wei will teach the new Chinese V class scheduled for next year. The class was created as a post-AP or Chinese IV course. Because Chinese is offered in seventh grade, there are students finished with both Chinese IV and AP Chinese Language that wished to continue their Chinese studies had no class […]

School hires receptionist

Her name appears in students’ inboxes at least once a week, but many have yet to meet Lynn Miller, the new receptionist who, among other things, sends out the daily bulletin. Miller has replaced Mitzi Delgado as the receptionist. Miller found out about the job opening through Michelle Bracken, a close friend and Assistant to […]

English teachers to see ‘Hamlet’ performance

AP English Literature teachers will head to the Broad Stage in Santa Monica on Nov. 17 to see the Globe Theatre’s production of Hamlet. English teacher Jocelyn Medawar thought up the trip after reading the Globe’s newsletter. Medawar, a Shakespeare enthusiast, has long been a fan of Shakespeare’s London-based Globe Theatre. “Whatever the Globe Theatre […]

Spanish trip returns to Mexico

This spring break, middle school students will go to Mexican city Cuernavaca accompanied by middle school Spanish teacher Andrew Brabbee for the first time in three years, while upper school Spanish teacher Javier Zaragoza will lead upper school students to Costa Rica on a cultural immersion trip to solidify their language skills. The three-year suspension […]