Different DMV Preferences

Different DMV Preferences

When Naomi Barlava ’17 made her appointment last May for a behind-the-wheel driving test, she did the unspeakable — she made the appointment at the Santa Monica branch of the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Her friends had told her to save herself the trouble and take the test at the Winnetka DMV, which has […]

Singing with holiday spirit

By Candice Navi Senior singers lined the aisles of the Santa Monica First Presbyterian Church as they launched into the final song of their last Winter Choral Concert on Dec. 12. While sophomores and juniors sang “Peace, Peace,” seniors sang a final verse of “Silent Night” instead, as is tradition for the upperclassmen. “The piece […]

Photographer chooses couples to feature in new prom exhibit

By Hana Al-Henaid Prominent American photographer Mary Ellen Mark photographed students during the prom on May 17 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica for her “Prom” exhibit. Throughout the evening, students who volunteered to help Mark for the night photographed different couples for Mark to then choose from. “It wasn’t really a question […]

Fencers win gold, bronze at Junior Olympics

By Jamie Kim Epée fencers Michael Raynis ’10 and Emma Peterson ’11 captured respective gold and bronze medals at the 2008 Junior Olympics, held Feb. 15-18 in Charlotte, N.C. Raynis is ranked second nationally for his age division and Peterson is ranked first in hers. This is not their first time competing in the Junior […]

Queen of Qatar visits Upper School

By Billy Goulston Sheikha Mozah Bint Masser-Al-Missned, the current Sheikha of Qatar, a country that lies on the eastern border of Saudi Arabia, visited the Upper School Thursday May 17 to study its educational facilities, students and standards. Accompanied by an entourage of police officers, officials from the state department and several attendants, Masser-Al-Missned began her […]