Students run marathon in extreme heat

Students ran through extreme heat conditions in the 26.2-mile Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 15. To avoid high temperatures, the marathon’s start time was pushed back 30 minutes, beginning at 6:55 a.m. “Extreme heat poses a serious threat to runners” marathon trainer James Van said. “Participants need to run at a slower pace and […]

Student self-publishes collection of poetry

Neda Mazdisnian ’16 self-published her first book, “Le Passage,” Jan. 24. The book is a compilation of 28 original poems that she wrote during her high school career, starting in the ninth grade. One of her poems, titled “Life,” discusses the path of maturity from adolescence to adulthood. “I had a collection of poems starting […]

Losing time to read for fun

reading for funI would stay up for hours, sometimes well into the early hours of the next morning, engrossed in a book. Now that I am in high school, I find myself in a similar position: neck craned over a book, eyes scanning every line. However, this time, I am not reading quickly and staying […]

Lowest attendance occurs before break

Friday, March 21 was the second worst attendance day in school history. On the day before spring break, 20 percent of the student body was absent from school. The worst attendance day was April 2005 on “ditch day,” according to school attendance coordinator Gabe Preciado. While the absences in 2005 were largely due to students […]