Handling pressure

On a busy day, school psychologist Sheila Siegel doesn’t have time for lunch between her classes and the students who stop by to see her in her office. “I’ve seen kids every single period so that’s five or six kids in a day,” Siegel said. “It’s happened a lot this year.” Siegel, school counselor Luba […]

Thanks, Dad — it's all been worth it

Dear Dad, The stories you told about my grandfather and those about how you were born a great white shark probably have something to do with my own inclination to tell stories through this newspaper. You did a good job developing my sense of wonder by dragging me around to every single science and art […]

Hudnut assures ‘everything is ending well’

When President Thomas C. Hudnut arrived at the Coldwater Canyon campus to take up the post of headmaster in 1987, the all-boys Harvard School was known almost exclusively for its academic reputation as an “AP factory” that churned out admittances to top colleges. “But its performing arts were dismal, visual arts were under-appreciated and its […]

Garcetti ’88 to serve as next LA mayor

City Councilman Eric Garcetti ’88 will serve as the next mayor of Los Angeles, after defeating City Controller Wendy Greuel May 21 by a wide margin in an election with only a 19 percent turnout. Garcetti took 54 percent to Greuel’s 46 percent. Garcetti remembers seeing Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley speak at an assembly […]

Garcetti '88 wins L.A. mayoral race

City Councilman Eric Garcetti ’88 will serve as the next mayor of Los Angeles, after defeating City Controller Wendy Greuel Tuesday by a wide margin in an election with only a 19 percent turnout. Garcetti took 54 percent to Greuel’s 48 percent. Garcetti remembers seeing Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley speak at an assembly while at […]

Sports world reacts to coming out announcement by Jason Collins '97

Former Wolverine court star and NBA player Jason Collins ’97 came out on Monday, becoming the first openly gay male athlete in a major professional sport and creating a media frenzy. The story dominated the news on Monday and on the Tuesday morning talk shows, with other NBA players being interviewed and tweeting their support […]

Dudamel to conduct at assembly

Gustavo Dudamel, the conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will be featured as this year’s Brown Family Speaker in an all-school assembly on Thursday, May 23. The Brown Family Speaker series was established by Linda and Abbott Brown (Russell ’94, David ’96) in 2002 to feature individuals prominent in their fields. Past speakers have included […]

Garcetti ’88 leads in mayoral runoff race

Eric Garcetti ’88 remembers seeing Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley speak at an assembly while at Harvard. Now he’s hoping to become mayor himself in the May 21 election, in a run-off with City Controller Wendy Greuel. Garcetti took 32.9 percent of the votes in the March 5 primary to Greuel’s 29.2 percent. Since 2001, […]

All-school assembly honors Carr's memory

Remembering his “ubiquitous” presence in and out of class, President Tom Hudnut opened an assembly on Monday in the memory of Justin Carr ’14, which featured a performance of Carr’s favorite song “Unclouded Day” by the Chamber Singers. “You knew Justin. We all knew Justin. How could you not know Justin. Everywhere you looked, there […]

Carr remembered as a 'caring friend to many'

Students, faculty and parents flooded Facebook with tributes to Justin Carr ’14, who died Friday afternoon, remembering him as a smiling friend who could always make them laugh and as a classmate who gave his all whether at early morning practices or on stage performing. Carr was taken by ambulance to Sherman Oaks Hospital after […]

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