Peer Support to hold annual retreat

Members of Peer Support will go on a retreat Sept. 11 to Sept. 13 with counselor and faculty advisor Luba Bek. This year, approximately 25 senior leaders and 27 junior trainees, along with faculty advisor Kavita Ajmere and upper school dean Celso Cardenas, will travel with Bek to Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu. “In the […]

CIF honors Suddleson '16, Deere '16

Outfielder Jake Suddleson ’16 and third baseman/pitcher Cameron Deere ’16 were named to 2nd Team All CIF-Southern Section, and 1st Team All CIF June 23. Suddleson was key in the Wolverines’ playoff run, hitting a home run in the CIF-SS Round of 32 against Vista Murrieta to even the score at 3-3 in the top […]

Students win awards for Latin exam scores

Four students received awards for their scores on the National Latin Exam. Alexandra Liao ’15 and Howard Deshong ’17 were awarded certificates for their perfect scores on the March exam. Additionally, Dylan Schifrin ’16 and Deshong won the Maureen O’Donnell Oxford Classical Dictionary Award for receiving four consecutive gold medals on the exam througout their […]

Library coloring books help to relieve stress

Coloring books will be provided in the library through the end of the year to help students relieve stress. The librarians purchased the coloring books for the April 24 overnight reading of “Moby Dick” but decided to keep the books for the rest of the year. “These books are having a resurgence in bookstores lately, […]

Alumnus speaks to cinema studies classes

Max Baril ’06 spoke to two cinema studies classes Friday about the ways villains have been portrayed in superhero movies after the attacks on 9/11. Baril has a bachelors degree in Film Critical Studies from USC and a masters in Cinema Studies from NYU. Baril spoke about how villains in the modern blockbuster “DC” and […]

Students encourage teachers to conserve

AP Environmental Science students encouraged teachers to turn off classroom lights and not use technology April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. “This reinforces a purpose beyond ourselves as taking care of our Earth is a task that is much bigger than what one individual can achieve,” upper school science teacher Florence Pi said. Pi hopes […]

Velvet Daisies creates Mother’s Day project

The Velvet Daisies club is working on its mason jar project to get ready for Mother’s Day May 10. Members have been hand-crafting paper flowers to fill painted mason jars with since February, when they completed their Valentine’s Day project. The finished jars will be given to mothers at the Children’s Institute, Inc. “Justine Chen […]

Society of Global Affairs hosts speakers

The Walt Disney Co. COO Tom (Cole ’16), Activision CEO Bobby Kotick (Grace ’15, Audrey ’17) and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Eliseo ’16), Academy-Award winning director of “Birdman,” are some of the speakers attending the Society of Global Affairs TED Talks-style panel May 17 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. The event is open to all people who […]

Baseball loses for first time this season

The baseball team split their first Mission League series with Notre Dame last week, beating the Knights 7-1 March 17 but losing to them 3-4 March 20. Behind a strong complete game pitching performance from Cameron Deere ’16, the Knights were unable to gain momentum in the first matchup and were held scoreless until the […]

AP Chemistry students take National Chemistry Olympiad qualifier exam

Students enrolled in Advanced Placement Chemistry as well as past AP Chemistry students took the 2015 Local Chemistry Olympiad Exam both yesterday and today after school. The test, which includes 60 multiple choice questions in 110 minutes, is the first step in the American Chemical Society’s U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad competition, whose four winners will […]