Raphael to pursue career as poet, professional writer

By Keane Muraoka-Robertson After teaching Upper School English for the last five years, Jennifer Raphael will be leaving to pursue a career as writer and take poetry classes. Raphael started teaching in the fall of 2005. Since then, she has taught English II and English III to sophomores and juniors, respectively. “‘The Virgin Suicides’ is […]

Scientists qualify for National Olympiad semifinal exam

By Keane Muraoka-Robertson Seven students cleared the preliminary round of various Science Olympiads qualifying them for the semifinal exam. The students inlcuded Jeffrey Bu ’12, Brendon Cho ’14, David Lim ’13, Brian Jun ’13, Kenneth Kim ’13, Kevin Zhang ’14 and Larry Zhang ’14. The preliminary exam is open to all high school students. The […]

Walch to be featured on Oprah show

By Keane Muraoka-Robertson Performing arts teacher Ted Walch will be featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network in June as part of a series thanking individuals of various professions. “It is not the kind of thing that I would ordinarily have been a part of,” Walch said. “It’s so, in many wonderful ways, not like me […]

Hollywood Reporter names 4 alumni ‘Fastest Rising Stars’

By Keane Muraoka-Robertson Four alumni are listed among the “35 under 35” by the Hollywood Reporter. Lauren Abrahams ’98, Lily Collins ’07, Steve Gersh ’01 and Ramon Wilson ’95 were featured in the Hollywood Reporter’s 18th annual Next Gen 2011: Hollywood’s Fastest-Rising Stars. The Hollywood Reporter said those featured show talent in their fields, fully […]

Students to attend MUN conference in D.C.

By Keane Muraoka-Robertson Ten students will attend the North American Invitational Model UN conference in Washington, D.C., chaperoned by Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church. The conference, hosted by Georgetown University, starts tomorrow. In the past, over 3,000 students have participated, according to the NAIMUN website, and a similar number of students is expected this […]