Prioritizing important issues

Prioritizing important issues

We live in a time when fewer and fewer people wake up Sunday morning to rolled-up newspapers, still damp from their sprinklers and delicately folded up on their driveways. Seemingly, technology brings the entire world to our fingertips with Apple News alerts pinging our phones regularly and trivial Daily Mail stories appearing on Snapchat. Though […]

Where my peers became my teachers

Where my peers became my teachers

Alex hung up on me, so I called Lucas. Lucas hung up on me, so I called Kendall. “Just relax,” she said. “There’s nothing to worry about. Go to sleep.” “I’m not worried,” I said. It was Saturday afternoon of layout weekend. Our deadline was 8:30 p.m., but I wasn’t at my computer in the […]

Injuries hinder team’s success

The boys’ wrestling team remains optimistic about its young core despite dropping itson Dec. 5 Kanoa Young ’21, in addition to losing two strong players from last years squad. An inexperienced young group of freshman leading the way for this yearstill feels good about the team’s future. “They’re working hard,”   “The freshmen are doing well with the […]

Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

Less than a month ago, history teacher Eric Zwemer passed away after nearly three decades of teaching. His death caused immense grief and pain in our community and was followed by a period of deep reflection. His students thought about their last interactions with him. His colleagues remembered their last conversations. Those who didn’t know […]

Chronicle reaches finals in competition

The Chronicle moved on to the final round of the First Amendment Press Freedom Award competition, which is presented to a school that supports the First Amendment through its student media. The Chronicle was one of seven publications in the U.S. selected as a finalist. When the “Right on Point” podcast was published in September, […]

Student publications win national awards

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association named the Chronicle as a finalist for the Gold Crown in its 2015-16 News Hybrid Critique for print and digital publications. Results were released in an email Sept. 28. Winners will be announced in in March. The Chronicle received a total score of 984 points out of 1000 possible, earning All-Columbian Honors […]

Jim Burns: Communications

Jim Burns: Communications

New Chronicle and Big Red adviser Jim Burns has joined the Communications department this school year, replacing Melissa Wantz. Initially intending to pursue broadcast journalism, Burns attended the University of Southern California and received his Masters of Arts for Broadcast Journalism with a focus on ethnographic film. He gradually switched into print journalism, working in […]

Chronicle releases new iPhone app

Chronicle releases new iPhone app

The Chronicle released its new iPhone app this week. Clinton Grusd ’95, who founded the technology company Wermz, offered to develop the app. Wermz is a technology platform that develops news apps quickly and cheaply. “We didn’t want to take away from the paper, but wanted to enhance it,” Grusd said. “We plugged the site […]

Chronicle adviser to depart

Upper school Communications Department Head and Chronicle adviser Melissa Wantz is leaving her position after one year. Former journalist and adviser to The Occidental Weekly at Occidental College Jim Burns has been hired to oversee the program next year. Wantz taught three sections of journalism classes, advised the quarterly sports magazine Big Red and served […]

Chronicle wins national publication awards

The Chronicle received the highest publication awards from two national scholastic press associations in March and April. The National Scholastic Press Association named the Chronicle website an Online Pacemaker winner in the small schools division at the annual spring convention in Los Angeles April 16. There were 50 finalists named overall, with 14 winners in […]

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