Midterms no longer mandatory for freshmen

The ninth grade class will no longer take midterm exams, effective this year. In the past, ninth graders were separated from the rest of the middle school student body in mid-January to take semester exams in their core academic classes. Seventh and eighth grade students do not take midterm exams while all upper school students […]

Former student to screen short film Monday at break

By Eojin Choi Filmmaker Michael Morgenstern ’03 will present his new film, “Shabbat Dinner”, during Monday assembly and will teach the eight classes of Video Art for five days next week. His 14-minute long film, which took him several months to write, film, and edit, tells the story of two kids and their coming out […]

Freshmen create website, booklet for ThinkQuest

By Eric Greenberg Four freshmen have entered their website and booklet in the ThinkQuest competition. This year, teams will address the issue of teenage technology misuse. The ThinkQuest team consists of Nadia Rahman ’15, Erin Shih ’15, Erina Szeto ’15 and Nathan Szeto ’15 and is coached by middle school math teacher Karen Salerno. They […]

Cheerleaders to compete with expanding program

By Micah Sperling The cheerleading squad is primed for this season with more members than ever before. This year, there are 23 cheerleaders on the team. In addition to cheering at the school’s sporting events, the team will take part in both dance and cheer competitions throughout the year. The team did not compete last […]

Boys’ tennis wins league, reaches semifinals for 3rd straight year

By Austin Lee The boys’ tennis team emerged victorious in the CIF quarterfinals last Tuesday, defeating Corona del Mar 10-8. It played against Palos Verdes in the CIF semifinals yesterday. In its CIF run, the team defeated Trabuco Hills 14-4, Calabasas 15-3 and Corona del Mar 10-8. The team dropped only four sets against Trabuco […]

8th grade: Carousel

  We had proven ourselves in the scary seventh grade and were now confident Wolverines. We actually knew where places were on campus. Some of us could even give tours of the Middle School. Classes weren’€™t too bad anymore. We had built friendships, forged in the collective journey through the unknown the year before. It […]

Q&A with senior girls' basketball captain Nicole Hung

Q: What do you think has helped you get this far as a team? A: I think we’re really cohesive this year and we really have good chemistry on and off the court. I think having eight seniors on the team really matured [the squad] People have assumed bigger leadership roles. Q: Has there been […]

Cross country starts off season on the right foot

By Sean Kyle After finishing in second place in the Bell-Jeff invitational last Saturday, the boys’ section of the newly joined boys’ and girls’ cross country team will look for a second strong performance this weekend in the Staub Invitational. The team’s second place finish was the first in team history, said new Head Coach […]

Freshmen perform in Vocal Soloist Recital

By: Ester Khachatryan Freshmen performed in a Vocal Solo Recital March 2 in the Great Hall. The recital featured 28 students, the most ever, in a Sunday afternoon performance accompanied by pianist Kevin Babuder. The songs performed varied in genre from musical theater, opera, R&B, classic rock and art songs. The singers expanded their musical […]

Middle school debators host British students

By Erin Moy Middle School debaters met with British debaters at the Vance de Laguna Room on October 25 to debate one serious topic and one light topic. Freshmen Ben Sprung-Keyser, Jacob Sonnenberg and Chris Holthouse hosted the three students from Latymer School in London in their homes after meeting them when they traveled to […]