Model UN holds elections for representatives

Model UN elections for next year’s secretariat took place after school April 27. Jaebok Lee ’16 was elected President, Grace Pan ’16 was elected Vice President, Elliot Kang ’16 was elected Treasurer and Tiffany Kim ’17 was elected Junior Representative. Students got elected to the secretariat through the election. A secretariat is a group of […]

Special Olympics reps challenge students to stop using R-word

Representatives of the Special Olympics of Southern California challenged sophomore students during class meeting to stop using the word “retarded” as an insult. Special Olympics Regional Director Laura Mayo encouraged students to become involved in the “Spread the Word” campaign, a movement to eliminate the use of the R-word because it is offensive and derogatory. Mayo […]

Garcetti to speak at assembly March 23

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 will be featured as this year’s Brown Family Speaker during assembly March 23. Garcetti graduated from Columbia University as a John Jay Scholar in 1992. He studied at London School of Economics was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He also taught international affairs at the University of Southern […]

Canned food drive to help needy families on Thanksgiving

The Community Council will be collecting donations of canned vegetables on campus Monday. One bin will be located in the faculty lounge and the other on the quad. The school has committed to collect 500 cans of green beans and peas, which the nonprofit group Big Sunday will include in Thanksgiving packages distributed to 1,500 […]

Students volunteer at Operation Gratitude to support soldiers

In a warehouse packed with more than 300 volunteers, Alex Deronde ’17 grabbed a handful of 5-hour ENERGY bottles and stuffed them into a partially filled care package to which volunteers added sanitizing wipes and Halloween candy before shipping the boxes to a deployed soldier halfway across the world. “It felt really good to volunteer […]

Seniors to attend Senior College Night

Seniors and their parents will meet with their deans and attend information and special interest sessions during Senior College Night today at 7 p.m. The school has invited experts involved in the college admissions process from universities across America to speak and inform students and parents. The Special Interest Sessions will begin after seniors and […]

Basketball player to deliver valedictory address at commencement

Zoe Bohn ’14 will speak at graduation June 6 as valedictorian, President Rick Commons announced at the annual Cum Laude Induction Ceremony last week. The valedictorian is elected by a faculty vote every year based on academic ability, Commons said. Bohn has been playing piano for 11 years, co-captained the girl’s basketball team for her […]

90-minute exams before winter break to replace midterms

Mid-year assessments will replace midterms next year and will be held in December the week before winter break. There will be two 90-minute exams each day. “This decision was trying to be sensitive to the fact that students are feeling pressured with regard to their time and part of this was caused by being heavily […]

Parents are responsible for parties their children host, speakers say

Parents are responsible for parties their children host, even if they are unaware of the party’s occurrence, speakers said at the“Kids and Alcohol/Drugs: The Rules, the Consequences, and the Tools to Guide your Kids”, hosted by the Parents’ Association March 5. Author Caitlin Flanagan (Patrick Hudnut ’16) and attorney Laurie Levenson (Daniela ’17, Havi ’08, […]

Robotics team competes this weekend in Long Beach

The Robotics Club  competes beginning tomorrow through Saturday in the Los Angeles Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Long Beach. The team participated in the third Central Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at Madera South High School in Madera, Calif. from March 7 to March 9 and to prepare for it. “We honestly did not do […]