School honors students, faculty for achievements at awards ceremony

Valedictorian – Vivian Lu ’18 Salutatorian – Nicole Bahar ’18 Lester Medvene Award – Zoe Redlich ’20 Cuscaden Blackwood Medal – Caroline Cook ’19 Renssalaer Medal – Sarah Moon ’19 Jerry Margolis Jazz Award – Calvin Kaleel ’18 Morris Michael Landres Award – Anusha Mathur ’20 Brendan Kutler ’10 “Two Hats” Award – Lucy Kim […]

Pundit Hugh Hewitt discusses ‘The Happiest Life’

Pundit Hugh Hewitt discusses ‘The Happiest Life’

The first guest speaker to voice conservative political viewpoints on campus, Emmy Award-winning radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, discussed his book, “The Happiest Life” at an all school assembly Monday. Assistant to the Head of School Michelle Bracken said that she was initially apprehensive regarding Hewitt’s presentation, but was pleasantly surprised by his ability […]

Assembly phone ban comes into effect

The Upper School Deans announced a new cell phone policy regarding student cell phone use during assemblies following an increase in student distraction during a presentation by Director of Los Angeles County Museum of the Arts Michael Govan on March 20. Students will be monitored for their cell phone use during future assemblies and cellular […]

Community continues to discuss microaggressions

Community continues to discuss microaggressions

Following last week’s all-school assembly, in which advocacy clubs screened a video highlighting instances of racist, sexist and homophobic language on campus, faculty and students continued their discussion of microaggressions in Ahmanson Lecture Hall during Activities Nov. 7. Student leaders from the Latino-American Student Organization, Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club, La Femme and Gender-Sexuality […]

Fanatics promote golf ball scavenger hunt at assembly

The Fanatics unveiled a scavenger hunt in commemoration of the school’s 25th anniversary during this year’s first all-school “First and Third Wednesday” assembly. Because the upper school campus was built on the land that was previously the Hollywood Country Club, the Fanatics are reaching back to its history by inviting the community to find golf balls […]

Great speaker, not the right audience

Great speaker, not the right audience

With the new tradition of First and Third Wednesdays, increased efforts by the Fanatics to bolster attendance at athletic events, the introduction of Cinema Sundays and our upcoming Festival to Spring, our school has worked hard, and pretty successfully thus far, to try to unite our largely diverse student body and create a greater sense […]

Composer speaks at annual Brown Family Assembly

Composer speaks at annual Brown Family Assembly

World-renowned composer, pianist and conductor Thomas Adès performed pieces from his opera, “The Tempest,” and shared his experiences with international composition today at an upper school assembly as the annual Brown Family Speaker. Adès began composing at 19 years old after winning second place at a national piano competition, in England. In 1995, his opera, […]

Students promote Freedom School bake sale at assembly (video)

Students promote Freedom School bake sale at assembly (video)

Freedom School student volunteers made a presentation about the summer program, where they give academic help to underprivileged children, and announced a fundraising bake sale at Wednesday’s assembly. Volunteers Jed Kronenberg ’17, Shelby Weiss ’16 and Cate Wolfen ’17 individually started book clubs for Freedom School students, and held a bake sale on the quad to […]

Gay former lacrosse player shares story at assembly

Gay former lacrosse player shares story at assembly

Openly gay athlete and LGBT activist Andrew Goldstein encouraged students and faculty to be mindful of their language and to accept differences in others in his speech at the assembly Monday. “Let’s try not to make assumptions about other people,” Goldstein said at the assembly. “Be thoughtful about the words you use, and know that […]

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