Chamber Singers bond on annual retreat

Chamber Singers bonded over their annual retreat at Camp Wrightwood in the San Gabriel Mountains Sept. 27-28. Students rehearsed songs and participated in group activities such as a scrabble tournament. The retreat was chaperoned by Performing Arts teacher Rodger Guerrero and piano accompanist Sara Shakliyan. “We had just a fantastic time,” Guerrero said. “Choirs really […]

A new take on formal

The last Semiformal  took place at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Hollywood in 2011. The dance the year before was at the California Market Center in Downtown’s fashion district, and the year before that was at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. In contrast, this year’s Homecoming Formal will take place in Taper Gymnasium. I am not […]

Putting on the glitz

Violet* ’15 wriggles into her Herve Leger dress and slips on a pair of heels, glancing out the window to see if the limo has arrived. She fluffs her hair — just blown out at the Dry Bar salon — with freshly manicured nails, and grins excitedly at her reflection in the mirror. This is […]

The mode less traveled

Nick Ramirez ’14 kills the engine of his Kawasaki Ninja 300 motorcycle and dismounts, removing his helmet and red leather jacket. “Most motorcyclists call cars cages, and that’s exactly how I feel,” Ramirez said. While the majority of students drive or take the bus to school, a few like Ramirez opt for more unconventional forms […]

Shelby Heitner: England

Shelby Heitner ’14 spent time examining the bubonic plague and its effects on 14th century English society during her trip to London, England as a recipient of the Junior Summer Fellowship. Heitner met with Jelena Bekvalac, a curator at the Museum of London specializing in osteology, the scientific study of bones. Heitner toured  Bekvalac’s laboratory […]

Four hands play ‘Rite of Spring’

A performance of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” culminated the Philosophy in Art and Science class’ unit on Aesthetics. The assembly took place during first period on May 3 in Rugby Auditorium. The piece was performed four-hand by professional pianists Danny Holt and Steven Vanhauwaert. Philosophy teacher Ted Walch knew Holt and Vanhauwaert through […]

Pianists perform four-hand rendition of 'Rite of Spring'

The Philosophy in Art and Science class hosted a recital of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” during first period on May 3 in Rugby Auditorium. The piece was performed four-hand by professional pianists Danny Holt and Steven Vanhauwaert, whom philosophy teacher Ted Walch knew through his involvement with the music group Jacaranda: Music At […]

Mill Valley Festival presents five films

Five student-made films were screened in the Youth Reel program at the Mill Valley Film Festival in San Rafael on Oct. 6. The films were chosen out of more than 100 entries by students from all over California as well as Singapore and Kewanee, Ill. for a 90-minute program presented by the California Film Institute. […]