Middle school teachers perform 'Les Misérables' parody

Faculty and staff at the Middle School sang and danced at an all-school assembly May 6 to celebrate one month left of the school year. Their song, “One Month More,” was a re-written variation of the Les Misérables tune “One Day More.” English teachers Steve Chae and Erin Creznic performed with deans Colby Plath and Kate […]

Learning on the job

Regardless of the outcome, I’m grateful for the experience. When I say this, I’m often told I sound like a politician. Even though many people might be insulted by that remark, I’ll take it as a compliment – after all, I’m emulating a politician I deeply admire. Nearly a year ago, I began working on […]

Card Duels

Sean Kiley ’14 spends his weekends dueling with dragons, mermaids and demons. His allies vary from cupcake princesses to phantom lupine helicopters, and he suffers immense damage but never gives up. A competitive Yu-Gi-Oh! player, Kiley qualified for the North American World Championship Qualifier July 12-14 at Navy Pier in Chicago. If he places high […]

Stand outs

Students and faculty were recognized for their contributions to the school at the Awards Assembly Tuesday, May 28. Recipients of the the Bishop’s Medal and Veritas Award, the Blanche Nelson Boyle Award, George Coleman Edwards Award and David Justin Rascoff Award will be announced Friday, June 7. Valedictorian – Rhett Gentile ’13 Salutatorian – Ben […]

2 earn Brownstein fellowships, to take gap year

The two seniors who won the Michael Brownstein ’99 Memorial Gap Year Fellowship plan to travel to Korea, Canada, India and Costa Rica before they enter college in the fall of 2014. David Lim ’13 and Greg Zatzkis ’13 were each awarded a stipend by the Brownstein Selection Committee. The fellowship was established in honor […]

School sends seniors’ dogs home after prank

The class of 2013 filled the quad with dogs of all breeds Tuesday as an end-of-year senior prank. Their “Bring Your Dog to School Day” came to halt, however, when administrators asked students to take their dogs home or call a family member to do so. Lauren Schlussel ’13 brought her white Maltese, Correy King ’13 […]

Debaters fail to advance to US championship elimination rounds

Five debaters competed in the Tournament of Champions last weekend, but none advanced to the elimination rounds. Seven had qualified for the national championship, which is held every year at the University of Kentucky for the top 75 debaters in the country. Annie Kors ’14 won four of her seven preliminary rounds, falling short of […]

I don't understand, and maybe I never will

On Thursday night, I texted my friends for the second time in a week to ask if their relatives in Boston were okay. “I can’t believe I have to ask this again,” I said. And it’s true. I can’t believe it. How many times have you been stunned by senseless violence, perpetrated against the young […]

Coldwater closure for construction to end today

Coldwater Canyon has reopened to to traffic from both directions after a month-long closure, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power announced to the school. Although the street will be open at all times of the day, there will still be additional construction in the surrounding area. Student drivers, parents and faculty will no longer need […]

2 juniors win Palisades pageant

Greg Lehroff ’14 and Julie Engel ’14 won first place and runner-up respectively at the annual Mr. and Miss Pacific Palisades pageant Wednesday, March 20. All seven competitors opened the show with a battle-themed group dance to the song “Some Nights” by Fun. “On the night of the show, the dance went extremely well, which […]