Different DMV Preferences

Different DMV Preferences

When Naomi Barlava ’17 made her appointment last May for a behind-the-wheel driving test, she did the unspeakable — she made the appointment at the Santa Monica branch of the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Her friends had told her to save herself the trouble and take the test at the Winnetka DMV, which has […]

Making it worth the extra mile

Making it worth the extra mile

Ever since I turned 16, my friends and older sisters have been asking me if I’m going to get my driver’s license soon. Each time I reply “not yet,” pushing it to the back of my mind until someone asks me again. Getting a driver’s license at 16 used to be seen as a rite […]

Long Way Home: Students who Commute (A Lot)

Long Way Home: Students who Commute (A Lot)

When Haden Modisett ’16 leaves school for the day, he has a choice between driving for an hour and 15 minutes to his family’s house in Manhattan Beach or walking 10 minutes to his apartment on Coldwater Canyon. He always chooses the 10-minute walk, the same amount of time it takes for students parking in […]

Waze Around It

Waze Around It

Rachel Persky ’15 rushes out the door and into her car to drive to her friend’s beach house, pulling up the navigation app Waze on her iPhone. She is running 10 minutes late and is stressed that she will not be on time. Quickly, she types in the address of the house and is surprised […]

Sitting in morning traffic: a shared experience

I wait in my driveway, annoyed, for my sophomore sister to run out of the house clutching two smoothies and poorly buttered toast. I demand she “DJ,” God forbid I waste my own phone battery, and once again we begin our uniquely graceful pilgrimage to school. The drive becomes impossibly familiar, an etch-a-sketch of simple […]

In no hurry to drive

Jordan Brewington ’13 can join the military, vote and buy cigarettes, but she can’t drive. Brewington took driving lessons and got her permit on time in 2010 at 15 and a half, but her mother wouldn’t teach her how to drive. As a result, she didn’t get her license in the allotted one year and […]