Farewell to Formalities

Farewell to Formalities

When Marc Novicoff ’18 walked onto the quad after his eighth period class, he was immediately led to a chair in the middle of a crowd on the quad. Awaiting his arrival in the center of all the commotion was Nicole Bahar ’18, prepped with a sign, flowers and backup dancers ready to spring into […]

Prefects send out Homecoming notice

The Prefect Council sent a save-the-date email to all upper school students Sept. 26 announcing that this year’s Homecoming Formal will take place Oct. 21. The dance will start at 7 p.m. and will run until 11 p.m, and will include a variety of different activities for students, sophomore prefect and Homecoming Council member Grace […]

Re-evaluating Homecoming Formal

Re-evaluating Homecoming Formal

It’s that time of year again. Students have adjusted to classes, reconnected with friends and mastered their schedules. Late September through early October comes around, and students gather on the quad to watch grandiose Homecoming Formal proposals of students being serenaded as spectators hold out their phones, ready to broadcast the already public “asks” on […]

Students to attend Homecoming Formal

Upper school students are invited to attend the third annual Homecoming Formal dance in Taper Gymnasium on Oct. 10 hosted by Prefect Council. The dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m., and the doors will close at 8 p.m. until the end of the dance. Semi-formal attire and limos are allowed. The dance this […]

A few of my secrets

We all have secrets.  Some secrets are the result of things we keep private from others for fear that we might be judged harshly.  Some secrets just happen, not because of anything we do or say, but just because life moves fast and people don’t have the time or interest to learn these secrets. My […]

A new take on formal

The last Semiformal  took place at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Hollywood in 2011. The dance the year before was at the California Market Center in Downtown’s fashion district, and the year before that was at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. In contrast, this year’s Homecoming Formal will take place in Taper Gymnasium. I am not […]

Putting on the glitz

Violet* ’15 wriggles into her Herve Leger dress and slips on a pair of heels, glancing out the window to see if the limo has arrived. She fluffs her hair — just blown out at the Dry Bar salon — with freshly manicured nails, and grins excitedly at her reflection in the mirror. This is […]

New Homecoming formal to occur next month

Prefect Council will host a Homecoming formal dance Sept. 28 in Taper Gym, the prefects announced in a staged procession Friday afternoon. Head Fanatics, football players and cheerleaders drove into the quad in a party bus after eighth period today to announce the formal. When the party bus stopped in the middle of the quad, […]