Netflix Addiction

Last summer, Alex Kano ’14 watched so many episodes of television through Netflix’s online streaming service that the company felt obligated to check on her well-being. “Netflix sent me an email telling me how many hours I watched in a row and then asked me if I was okay,” Kano said. The company’s concerned email […]

Wolverines fall to Loyola, look for at-large playoff bid

Finishing its regular season with a 66-56 loss Feb. 10 against Loyola, the boys’  varsity basketball team will aim to reach CIF playoffs via an at-large bid after failing to automatically qualify for the first time in head coach Greg Hilliard’s 29-year tenure. The Wolverines finished their season at 4-8 in Mission League competition and […]

On to the Next One

At the start of the year, girls’ soccer players and coaches said that winning a Mission League Championship was a major goal for the team this season, and an important first step towards their main aspiration, winning a CIF Championship ring. With a home win against Flintridge Sacred Heart on Friday, Feb. 7, the only […]

Students develop bracket prediction software robot

A group of students are working with the Math Department to develop the NCAA Basketball Predictor Bot to predict the results of the March Madness tournament using statistics and sports analysis. The Math Department will also challenge all students to attempt to create a more accurate tournament bracket than the Bot in a school-wide Bracketology […]

Hooked on the Olympics

In the Goldsmith household, we often say that our family sport is sulking. This is partially due to our conflicting personalities – without naming names, I’m just going to say that some of us are a little stubborn, and we have a shared tendency (maybe it’s genetic) to fume silently during arguments. The other reason, […]

Winter Concert to feature small groups

Small groups of two to four students from Symphony, Wind Ensemble and Concert Strings will perform in the Winter Concert Feb. 23 at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica. Unlike most other concerts, this year’s Winter Concert will heavily feature smaller instrumental groups as opposed to larger ones. They will perform 19 pieces written […]

Coach builds on 2013 finish

After sending seven athletes to CIF last year, the swimming team has big plans for this upcoming season. Led  by second year coach Jonathan Carroll and the newly built Copses Family Pool, the swimmers’ emphasis this season is on improving times and qualifying as many athletes for CIF as possible. “The major difference this season […]

Alumnus raises money for HIV vaccine research

As Director of Strategy at the Immunity Project, Ian Cinnamon ’10 raises money to fund research leading to a free preventative vaccine for HIV. Cinnamon graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013 with a degree in Brain and Cognitive Science and moved to San Francisco. He now works for the Immunity Project, which […]

A step towards increased transparency

Previous efforts to address the transparency issue included school-wide emails, which it’s doubtful the entire student body read, and optional meetings in Father J. Young’s office, which very few students, if any, attended. This new method ensures that every student will hear the entirety of the case and the decision and be given the opportunity […]

Happiness expert to advise joint faculty

An expert on happiness will speak at a joint faculty meeting Feb. 18. Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology at University of California, Riverside, will be the second speaker to address both the middle and upper school faculty this year in Saperstein Theatre on the middle school campus.Each year, the school picks two speakers to […]

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