Injuries halt team’s early momentum

Injuries halt team’s early momentum

The boys’ lacrosse team finished the season with an 11-8 overall record, five fewer wins than last year, which players attributed to fatigue and intense pressure. The team lost 14-2 to Loyola in the Mission League Championship on April 26 and 8-4 to Palos Verdes in the LA Semifinals on May 5. Palos Verdes is […]

Why Girls Feel Pressured to Conceal Less and Reveal More

Why Girls Feel Pressured to Conceal Less and Reveal More

Amelia* ’19 pulled down on the black spandex of her costume, feeling exposed as she walked through a sea of Red Solo cups, discarded candy wrappers and jack-o-lanterns. Just a few hours earlier, Amelia was dressed in a loose-fitting t-shirt and leggings. Feeling comfortable and confident in her previous Halloween costume, Amelia said she felt […]

Overcoming the Pressure

Overcoming the Pressure

What do you want to be when you grow up? This was a question that haunted me every night in my sleep. I didn’t know. When I was six, my mom showed me a documentary on cardiac surgeons. It was fascinating. I started thinking that I want to be one of the people on the […]

More Strain, Less Gain

More Strain, Less Gain

Alone in his room, Justin* ’16 sat at his computer, typing furiously on his keyboard, when his mom walked in to check up on him. “How are you doing?” she asked. “Do you want some water? Do you think you can finish on time? You should really get some sleep.” Immediately, the angry thoughts began. […]