Commons postpones graduation for 2020-2021 school year

In an email to students, parents, faculty and staff, President Rick Commons announced Friday that the school will delay graduation for the class of 2021 until June 11 of next year and will continue to remain flexible in planning for the fall quarter. Commons said that the graduation ceremony, which was originally scheduled to be […]

On the Front Lines

When an unfamiliar vehicle pulled into his driveway, Jake Schroeder ’20 hurried to the window to watch as his father, a pulmonologist, stepped out onto the pavement, donning a hazmat suit. Schroeder’s father tossed a coronavirus test to the individual in the car, one of his patients, and called out a series of instructions. The […]

Zooming to University

Zooming to University

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges have been making significant changes to the admissions process. So far, the change in policy to optional standardized testing has sparked controversy. The cancellation of overseas summer activities for students has caused many students to panic. Activities such as sports tournaments, volunteering trips and fellowships, have been […]

An authoritarian rise

An authoritarian rise

With little regard for the “checks and balances” principle written into the U.S. Constitution, President Donald Trump declared the authority of the president “total” on April 13. Although he reversed his stance several weeks later, his claim reflects an unsettling trend among governments across the world: using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to seize […]

Consequential Communications

Consequential Communications

Honest News Coronavirus became front-page news for American media outlets mid-February, just as cases were cropping up around the United States. However, Diego Ahmad ’20, whose parents are both medical professionals, first heard about the virus when it was still limited to Wuhan. From the beginning, Ahmad said he has empathized with journalists’ difficult task […]

Facing coronavirus together

Facing coronavirus together

Having experienced nearly a 90 percent drop in business, Dove Rose does not know how many clients to expect when she opens her computer for virtual wellness sessions.  As a private trainer who began teaching classes at just 15 years old, the North Hollywood-based owner of Dove’s Bodies had to adapt when the threat of […]

Coronavirus Crisis

Despite the switch to remote learning, Sarina Smolev ’22 filled her days with fairly normal routines: attending daily classes, albeit via Zoom, and completing typical loads of homework before connecting with her peers. On a call with a friend who attends public school, however, Smolev realized that her student quarantine experience was not the standard across […]

Shutting down for the environment

Although the global shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in humans’ daily lives, it has also affected our environment in various ways. Just two months ago, Angelenos lined up in their cars on the 101 Freeway as they headed to work. As they sat worrying about whether or not they would arrive […]

Coronavirus Live Updates

Coronavirus Live Updates

For a case map tracking the spread of COVID-19, click here. Update: May 20, 12:02 p.m. School seeks clarification from Public Health Department regarding drive-through graduation Despite the recently issued Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines warning against drive-in graduation ceremonies, President Rick Commons stated in an email to the senior class that […]

Reshaping the Elections

As the coronavirus outbreak has shut down the economy and suspended typical daily life, the United States presidential election has reached an impasse. Instead of devoting countless hours of her day to social media and other forms of entertainment, Hayley Rothbart ’21 spends her time watching the news, which shows individuals clothed in protective gear […]

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