Prova-iding the best: Seniors launch company

Prova-iding the best: Seniors launch company

After nearly two years of preparation, Jonathan Damico ’19 and Cameron Schiller ’19 launched Prova Design Backpacks, a start-up company that manufactures redesigned versions of the traditional school bag. “We’re really happy with the success of our Kickstarter,” Schiller said. “It’s insane. Within the first day we raised $26,000, which is mind-boggling for us. Our […]

Kickstarter Kids: students in the business world

Kickstarter Kids: students in the business world

Standing in the Tuff warehouse in San Diego, Jonathan Damico ’18 and Cameron Schiller ’18 looked at the first prototype of the backpack that had once been just an idea they had dreamed of. As they stared at the backpack they had seen drawn hundreds of times, the white “Mk 1” writing stitched into the […]

The mode less traveled

Nick Ramirez ’14 kills the engine of his Kawasaki Ninja 300 motorcycle and dismounts, removing his helmet and red leather jacket. “Most motorcyclists call cars cages, and that’s exactly how I feel,” Ramirez said. While the majority of students drive or take the bus to school, a few like Ramirez opt for more unconventional forms […]

Curiosity is no killer

By Allison Hamburger A few weeks ago, I lost my pencil case. (Fascinating, I know. Bear with me.) After searching places I had potentially left it, it occurred to me to check Lost and Found, but I had no clue where it is located. So I asked. And I soon realized how foreign the situation […]

School considers offering electronic books

By Andrew Lee The school may allow students to use electronic books as an alternative for paper text books next year in a small number of subjects, Director of Studies Deborah Dowling said.  If the idea is approved by faculty and staff, students will be given information on how to find electronic resources in addition to the […]

Theft reports increase on campus

By Hana Al-Henaid Reported thefts on campus have increased since the beginning of the school year, according to Head of Security Jim Crawford. The reported items have primarily been wallets, cash, phones and especially iPods, all taken from unattended backpacks. When Crawford first received reports of thefts at the start of the school year, he […]

Pranksters get fishy, monkey around

By Andrew Schein He unzipped his backpack, and a lobster crawled out. He felt a “tap, tap” on his hand, looked down and shrieked. A crowd gathered in seconds, screaming and laughing. “I jumped back and screamed profanities and ran around,” Nicky Berger ’07 said. “Thank God the little rubber bands were still around his […]