Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

Rasa Barzdukas ’17 sits on the quad, occasionally looking up from her sketchpad. Pages are spilling out of her notebook, each covered in sketches waiting to be perfected in the studio. Barzdukas has been drawing since before she can remember. Though she did not enroll in any art classes until her sophomore year, her earliest […]

Resnick replaces Barzdukas as Interim Head of Upper School

Resnick replaces Barzdukas as Interim Head of Upper School

Although Liz Resnick will only fill the position of head of Upper School for one year, she has already made one permanent policy change: eliminating styrofoam cups from the faculty room. However, Resnick said that will likely be the only official policy change she makes, as in the coming year she will be focusing more […]

Barzdukas urges students to be good neighbors

Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas asked students to be good neighbors at Wednesday’s Upper School assembly, which was plagued by audio difficulties. A day after the Los Angeles Times ran an article about the school’s neighbors complaining about the plan for a parking garage, Barzdukas gave students examples of ways to be a “better […]

Committee to evaluate Civitalks, make changes

The Character Education Committee will present its preliminary evaluation of Civitalks to faculty and administrators in order to decide what form, if any, the program will take for next year. The final Civitalks program took place April 9. Civitalks, which began this year, brought small groups of students from all three grades at the Upper […]

Martin ’08 leaves NFL team, sparks national bullying debate

Jonathan Martin ’08 spent three years serving as both a sentinel for quarterbacks John Howe ’07 and Sean Berman ’09 on the offensive line and as a predator for opposing backfields on the defensive line. Martin contributed to a new winning trend for the Wolverine football team, which moved upward from its 2-8 record the […]

Ribbon-cutting opens Kutler Center

Brendan Kutler’s ’10 family dedicated The Kutler Center for Interdisciplinary Studies by cutting the building’s ribbon in a ceremony featuring speeches from top administrators Sept. 28. More than 100 alumni and faculty as well as the Kutler Center’s architect Lester Tobias and friends of the Kutler family attended the dedication and ribbon-cutting celebration. Head of […]

Barzdukas assumes new role as Head of Upper School

With a home adjacent to campus and two of his children enrolled at Harvard-Westlake, Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas is beginning his 10th year at the school with a new role. When Barzdukas wakes up, he is only a short walk from his office. But this year, instead of overseeing  athletics from an office […]

Junior addresses conference in Mandarin

Hang Yang ’14 spoke in Shanghai at the July international conference for the World Leading Schools Association. A native Mandarin speaker, Yang was talking to Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas, who sent him to meet with President Thomas C. Hudnut, vice-president of the organization. Hudnut invited Yang to speak at the three-day event. “He […]

Copses Family Aquatic Center opens, practices begin in Olympic-sized pool

The newly-completed Copses Family Aquatic Center opened on Monday, Aug. 27. Varsity water polo has been practicing in the pool since it opened Aug. 27. with a celebratory “first swim” ceremony, followed by the first day of water polo practice. President Tom Hudnut wore swimming goggles to address parents, trustees and donors on the pool […]