Student groups undergo DEI training

In accordance with the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, Prefect Council, Student Leaders for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (SLIDE) and Peer Support underwent bias training with Liza Talusan on Sep. 25. Talusan is an educator and facilitator in conversations about anti-racism, diversity and bias, and she works directly with schools, leadership teams and […]

When will they see us?

When will they see us?

For the first time since 1992, mass protests followed by riots broke out across Los Angeles. Beginning May 29, the demonstrations were spurred by another instance of sickening police brutality that reenergized the movement against institutional racism. Here, one of our senior editors shares her firsthand experiences and perspective in an editorial. He yelled that […]

LAHSO holds banquet to discuss diversity

The Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization held its third Unity Banquet to start conversations about diversity on campus Feb. 24 in Feldman Horn Art Gallery. LAHSO worked with other affinity groups such as the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club and Gender and Sexuality Awareness club to advertise the event, and invited the entire […]

A Whole New World: Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” recasted

As movies begin giving black women a more prominent voice in Hollywood, students comment on how the change impacts them. Most Disney fans envision Ariel as the mermaid princess with red hair, blue eyes and white skin, but in an era that is pushing for more inclusion, Disney is beginning to diversify its casting. In […]

Affinity leaders gather for SLIDE conference

In an effort to encourage cross-cultural collaboration and develop their leadership skills, middle and upper school affinity group leaders convened during the inaugural Student Leadership in Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Conference at the Middle School on May 22. To begin the conference, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Janine Jones gave a speech empowering affinity […]

Diversity Fair attracts 40 independent schools

Faculty, staff and administrators from 43 independent institutions gathered together to participate in the first West Coast Diversity Job Fair on Feb. 23. The fair, which was co-hosted with the Brentwood School, gave an opportunity for participants to discuss their experiences working in independent school environments and promote open job positions to potential educators of […]

Ross implores seniors to prioritize love over hate

Encouraging students to spread love and take action against hate, Head of Upper School Laura Ross addressed seniors in class meeting in response to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, Kroger shooting, mail bombs and the burial of Matthew Shepard, a gay man who was beaten to death 20 years ago, Oct. 30. “I hope that all […]

Middle School hosts Pollyana Conference

The Middle School hosted the second inaugural Pollyanna Conference, in which more than 250 representatives from 16 independent schools convened to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion Oct. 27. This year, attendees addressed how to combat implicit biases within a school environment. “During the conference, we talked about how our implicit biases affect how we teach, […]

Students present on socioeconomic issues

Six attendees of the Student Diversity Leadership Conference gave a presentation on socioeconomic differences during a faculty and staff meeting after school Feb. 27. They discussed how socioeconomic status plays into other elements of diversity. Following the presentation, the students broke up the faculty and staff into smaller groups in order to simulate the actual […]

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