Prefects announce March dance

By Arielle Maxner The Prefect Council and Community Council officially announced their March 17 event, a dance, via a school-wide email Feb. 22. The dance, called Spring in Your Step: Dance for the Gabriella Axelrad Foundation, on Saturday, March 17 from 8 p.m. to midnight,  will benefit the Gabriella Axelrad Foundation. Gabriella Axelrad died in a […]

Don’t make us empty promises

Semiformal had hype. That’s one reason it was popular, and a big reason it’s been missed. At the opening ceremony on the first day of school this September, the Prefects ushered us into the school year by telling us that we are the students who get to establish a lasting tradition that we really want. […]

Prefects, administration draft prom contract

By Jordan Freisleben The Senior Prefects are currently in the process of writing a contract that the senior class will present to the administration to address the ambiguity of this year’s prom, Head Prefect Chris Holthouse ’11 said. After cancelling all future semiformals in February, the administration has not yet made a decision regarding whether […]

Refugee, filmmaker to speak on genocide

By Jordan Freisleben A Sudanese refugee and a documentarian will speak during Genocide Awareness Week next month. The Darfur Awareness Activism and Training Club organized Genocide Awareness Week, which will take place from Nov. 9 to 13, to spread consciousness about the inhumanity of genocide, DAATC co-president Jake Gutman ’10 said. Sudanese refugee Elizabeth Kuch, […]

Seniors choose Scene Monkey salutatorian

By Derek Schlom Jon Haile ’09, a Scene Monkey and Harvard-Westlake Film Festival co-chair, was voted salutatorian by the senior class in class meetings April 16, Dean Sharon Cuseo said Monday. Haile will speak to fellow classmates, faculty and guests at the graduation ceremony June 5. The salutatorian typically delivers a humorous address. He was […]

Council of 12 students to manage community service

By Neha Nimmagadda and Michelle Yousefzadeh About fifty students have applied for the new Community Council which will run community service at the Upper School next year. Applications were due last Friday, the selection for the council will be made by Feb. 22 and the council members will be announced the following week at class […]

Darfur club holds first of four projects

Hana Al-Henaid A video about Darfur created by the Darfur Club will be shown at class meetings during the last week of February. The video will precede a bake sale on Feb.29 organized in relation with Amnesty International. “Shirts for Darfur awareness will be sold, and the proceeds will go to the non-profit organization called […]