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Commons announces interim Associate Head of School

Jenny Li May 9, 2019

Debbie Reed will assume the position of interim Associate Head of School, President Rick Commons announced in an email to students, parents and faculty this morning. Reed will take the office during...

Letter from the Editors

Jenny Li May 6, 2019

We appreciate this feedback, and we encourage members of the community to send Letters to the Editor expressing any concerns for future issues. While the article is the opinion of one staff member and...

Manager of Security Mark Geiger checks classroom doors during the security staff’s first active shooter drill, which involved the entire campus. Students and faculty were instructed to lock doors, turn off lights and remain silent inside their classrooms.

Security staff leads school in active shooter drill

Jenny Li January 31, 2019

Security guards in tactical gear joined the rest of campus in a lockdown drill Feb. 23 to ensure that students and faculty members were aware of appropriate and secure locations in the case of an active...

Security guard Mark Geiger attempts to open locked door during drill. Credit: Ryan Albert

Security staff participates in lockdown drill with rest of school

Jenny Li January 23, 2019

Security guards in tactical gear joined the rest of campus in a lockdown drill today to ensure that students and faculty members were at appropriate and secure locations in the case of an active shooter....

Don't run away from rejection

Don’t run away from rejection

By Jenny Li December 14, 2018

There is an extreme vulnerability that comes with the college process. We are asked to write about our innermost dreams, reflecting on and analyzing our own identities, who we are and who we want to be....

Political State of Mind

Political State of Mind

Jenny Li November 15, 2018

“Son do you know why I’m stopping you for,” music artist and Grammy-winner Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter rapped in his 2004 song “99 Problems”. “Cause I’m young and I’m black and my hat’s...

Midterms 2018: Guide to California's Propositions

Midterms 2018: Guide to California’s Propositions

Jenny Li November 2, 2018

This year, many seniors will be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 United States midterms election. Here is a non-partisan guide to the 11 ballot propositions:   Proposition 1 approves $4 billion in...

School investigates social media account

Jenny Li October 4, 2018

The school administration identified the creator of the since-deleted Instagram account @hwmeme, which contained explicit racist, sexist, homophobic and anti-semitic references to specific members of the...

Posts over Posters: How Has Social Media Impacted Modern Activism?

Posts over Posters: How Has Social Media Impacted Modern Activism?

Jenny Li September 4, 2018

Two months ago, Silicon Valley resident Charlotte Willner returned home from vacation to long conversations with her Pinterest co-workers about the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” family...

School working to repair underground pipe leak

School working to repair underground pipe leak

Jenny Li August 25, 2018

An underground water pipeline feeding to the entire campus has sprung a leak on the upper level of the parking lot near the security kiosk, Chief of Campus Operations Jim De Matte said. Security guard...

Photo illustration by Jenny Li

An Affinity for Diversity: Discussing our response to the climate assessment

Jenny Li June 1, 2018

Rob* ’20 stared at the screen in front of him in shock. A moment earlier, he had been watching his friend’s video game livestream when someone under an anonymous username appeared on the chat. “WE...

Abbie Howell '18 discusses gun violence with community leaders at USC. Credit: Jenny Li/Chronicle

Senior conducts meeting on gun violence

Jenny Li May 20, 2018

Abbie Howell ’18 led a strategy meeting discussing gun violence with Jacqueline Thompson, Senior Counsel to Congressmember Karen Bass, at the University of Southern California on Saturday. Participants...

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