Choirs dedicate song to Jim Brink

All Upper School choirs performed in the annual winter holiday concert, “Gloria: Rejoice & Sing”, Friday evening at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, conducted by Choral Director Rodger Guerrero. Singers originated from the Jazz Singers, Bel Canto, Wolverine Chorus, and Chamber Singers while several musicians were either part of Symphony Orchestra or out-of-school […]

Students to perform in annual holiday choral concert

Choral students may dedicate the annual holiday concert, “Gloria: Rejoice & Sing” to the memory of science teacher Jim Brink, who died Nov. 12. The concert will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica Dec. 12. The men’s Wolverine Chorus, women’s Bel Canto, mixed-gender Chamber Singers and Jazz Singers will perform. The […]

Deans set spring break college tour registration deadline, update itinerary

Juniors planning to participate in the spring break college tours must submit college tour preference forms and signed college tour rules by Dec. 9. Both tours will take place during the first week of spring break and will provide an introduction to the college search process. Each trip costs $2,595. Tours will leave school on […]

Rose Sale for 'Company' Cast to End Friday

The last day to buy a rose for a cast member of the fall musical, “Company”, is Friday. Roses will be sold by Social Committee on the Quad from fourth through eighth period, costing $3 each. Payment will only be accepted in cash. “[Selling the roses is going] really well. Students, and even faculty, seem […]

Putting tedious schoolwork into a larger perspective

Bzzt. Another mosquito adhered to my skin, preparing to give me yet another wonderful product of its nature: a big, red, itchy bug bite. I think that might have been my 20th bite that week. Even though I had been in Thailand for three weeks and had visited every year to see my family, the […]

Battling distractions

Scrolling through posts on Facebook and Tumblr, Hannah Dains ’16 watches the clock as it turns to 11 p.m. She hasn’t done any homework in hours and knows it will be impossible to finish it all during her free periods the next day. Giving up, she decides to go to bed, turning off the lights […]

All access summers

Finding her inner peace Ahimsa, non-violence. Santosha, contentment. Asteya, non-stealing. These are just three of the eight virtues in yoga that Trishta Dordi ’15 used to shape her life during the summer. “It takes dedication,” Dordi said. “Throughout the whole training, they said that whatever you give to this training is what you get out […]

Senior to teach English in Asia

Alex McNab ’14, one of this year’s Brownstein Fellows, plans to travel to Nepal and Vietnam before starting college in the fall of 2015. He was first inspired to apply for the fellowship during a class meeting assembly in which previous Fellows spoke in Rugby Theater. McNab said he hopes a gap year will give […]

Student wins national Chinese competition

Joss Saltzman ’16 won first place in division B of the 2014 Preliminary Competition of the Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition for the southwest United States in San Diego May 16, and received a prize package including books and a Beijing opera mask. “I think Joss’s success is due to his creativity, which inspires him to […]

Siemens honors seniors as finalists in challenge

Irene Kao ’14 and Henry Jiang ’14 were selected as finalists for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge March 30. The competition encourages student teams to identify an environmental issue that has a global impact and to provide a viable, replicable solution, according to its website. For their project, Kao and Jiang generated electrical currents […]