Definition of an athlete

By Justine Goode My name is Justine, and I’m an athlete. I still can’t type that sentence without finding it hilarious. I was always the one girl who didn’t play on an AYSO soccer team, who would have rather stayed in class than go to P.E., who dreaded the Presidential fitness tests. I’ve always been […]

Liao places 2nd in US national team qualifier

By Meagan Wang Tiffany Liao ’12 placed second in the National Qualifier for the United States Taekwondo team on March 12. This competition determines who will continue onto the National Team Trials in May, which is the final step to make the U.S. Taekwondo Team. Liao will advance to the Trials, which will decide whether […]

My empty nest

By Candice Navi This summer, I became an only child. My brother Ryan ’09 graduated in June and is now a freshman in college 3,000 miles away. I figured that things would not be too different with him gone. Even though our petty arguments would now take place on the phone and not in person, […]

Girls' soccer leads 2-1 at the half

By Lucy Jackson Despite losing key starter Katie Speidel ’11 to the Las Vegas College Showcase tournament, the girls’ soccer team rolled through South Torrance Thursday on its way to the regional championship, the highest level of CIF soccer competition. Haley Boysen ’10 scored early and freshman Cami Chapus added another goal to take a 2-0 […]

Freshman organizes shoe fundraiser for Toms Shoes

By Shayna Freisleben A shoe fundraiser in collaboration with philanthropic shoe company Toms Shoes will be held at the Middle School Oct. 19. The fundraiser, organized by Emily Wallach ’11 will allow students to purchase shoes at a discounted price prior to the event.  They can  then decorate shoes during the day or assist in […]

Upper School debate team hires 3 new co-coaches

This year Jacob Levi, Jessica Huynh and Mike Bietz will be guiding the debate team as the new co-coaches. Jacob Levi, a freshman at Pomona College, ranked second in the country last year, was the top speaker at the 2006 Tournament of Champions. Mike Bietz, who works for Victory Briefs, was the former debate coach […]