Alumni named one of 10 Women of Worth

By Vivien Mao Berni Barta ’10, co-creator of Kid Flicks, has been awarded the honor of being one of the 10 Women of Worth by L’Oreal Paris. Kid Flicks, a non-profit organization which donates DVDs to children’s hospitals and pediatric departments, was started in 2002 by the four Barta sisters, Alexis ’03, Romi ’06, Marni […]

Community Council opens office in lounge

By Michelle Yousefzadeh Community Council has set up its new office in the center of student activity in hopes of making community service a daily part of student life. The space was laid out in the lounge in mid-October after the council discussed the need for a more tangible presence of the group among the […]

White House recognizes sisters at volunteer event

By Annie Belfield Marni ’09 and Berni Barta ’10 listened to President George W. Bush’s “Remarks on Volunteering” speech at the White House Sept. 8. The Barta sisters received an invitation in recognition of Kid Flicks, an organization they founded to donate “movie libraries” to pediatric departments and children’s hospitals around the country. The Barta […]

Peer Support trainees announced

The Peer Support Trainees for 2008-2009 were announced this week. The trainees are: •  Kat Arenella •  Jake Axelrad •  Berni Barta •  Jake Fernandez •  Meg Fleming •  Charlie Fogarty •  Elana Fruchtman •  Jake Gutman •  Jenna Hamburger •  Michael Karsh •  Ava Kofman •  Nicola Kronstadt •  Drew Lash •  Jacqi Lee […]

15 to run community service

By Alexia Boyarsky Members of the Community Council, a student run committee that will run the community service program next year, were announced yesterday. The Council will take over the school’s community service program starting next year and will consist of four juniors and 11 seniors. The following students will take part in the program […]

Dance rehearsals underway

By Marni Barta and Emily Friedman It was Sept. 5 when the Advanced Dance II class began collaborating on the project that would take them until March to perfect. The first step was to pick a theme, and under the leadership of dance teacher Cynthia Winter the 15 members of the class created a journey […]

Lewis reporting for duty

By Marni Barta Two men probed Sierra Lewis ’08 concerning her loyalty to the government of the United States. With wires and clamps measuring her sweat and heart rate, Lewis was confined to the austere room in the Federal Building for over an hour-and-a-half.  The process began with factual questions designed to calibrate the polygraph test […]

'Les Mis' to open Friday with cast of 44

By Marni Barta In the years leading up to the French Revolution of 1832, Jean Valjean, released from prison after 19 years, vows to turn his life around. His struggle, first told in the novel by Victor Hugo and then turned into the musical by Alan Boublil and Claude-Michael Schönberg, can be seen in Rugby […]