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Dear Saba: Last Day

Dear Saba: Last Day

Saba Nia May 30, 2019

Dear Seventh Grade Saba, Today is my last day of high school. While I drive down Coldwater Canyon for what will be one of the last times ever, dodging the familiar potholes and sliding instinctively...

Dear Saba: On the move

Saba Nia May 3, 2019

Dear Moving Day Saba, Today, I got stuck in traffic. It’s not a remarkable occurrence; this happens every day. No matter what roads I take or my destination – whether I’m sleepily cruising...

59 seniors to be inducted into Cum Laude Society

Saba Nia April 22, 2019

59 seniors who are in the top 20 percent of the graduating class’ grade point average will be inducted into the National Cum Laude Society on May 20. The seniors are as followed: Cum Laude Society,...

Faculty to vote on schedules for 2020

Saba Nia March 23, 2019

Following the second pair of late-start block schedule days March 11-12, members of the Scheduling Committee have prepared two proposals for altering the current schedule, Head of Upper School Laura Ross...

Dear Saba: A New Start

Dear Saba: A New Start

Saba Nia March 20, 2019

Dear College Freshman Saba, Today, I applied to work at my summer job for the last time. I expect several more lasts this year–my last night at home, my last stroll through the Quad–but this last...

Dear Saba: Call me by my name

Saba Nia March 1, 2019

Dear Sixth Grade Saba, Today nobody said my name. I’m used to it – the mispronunciations and wooden tongues trying to make sense of my “exotic” name, the pauses in roll call and hapless eyes...

Sharp Skills

Sharp Skills

Saba Nia March 1, 2019

They moved in unison on the stage. Bows sliding side to side, the violinists played their instruments as one fluid mass. Seated in the audience with her family, a nine-year-old Megan Chang ’19 sat transfixed. ...

This drawing depicts the armband that Mary Beth Tinker wore in the 1960s to protest the Vietnam War. The court case this created was pivotal in gaining free speech in schools.

State to promote media literacy

Saba Nia February 7, 2019

Nearly 50 years after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a group of students’ method of free expression and a broader interpretation of the First Amendment in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community...

Saba Nia February 1, 2019

Dear Almost High School Saba, Today I wrote this article like I write most of my pieces, late at night, drowsy on my lack of sleep and half-baked ideas. But whether it’s a news brief, thorough feature...

Jonathan Martin ’08 to stand trial for threats

Saba Nia January 18, 2019

After posting an image on Instagram of a shotgun and a reference to four individuals and Harvard-Westlake, a judge ruled Wednesday that there is enough evidence for former NFL players Jonathan Martin...

A protester stands in the rain with her sign in downtown Los Angeles on Monday morning. Photo credit: Sophie Sanchez (Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies '19)

When It Rains, It Pours: UTLA teachers go on strike against LAUSD

Saba Nia January 17, 2019

The streets were a sea of red. As Aaron Rovinsky (University High School ’19) maneuvered his car down crowded boulevards in downtown Los Angeles, he watched as streams of teachers, students and parents...

School to alter late-start block schedule for second trial period

Saba Nia December 13, 2018

In response to surveys sent out to the student body following the first late-start block schedule days Oct. 25-26, the administration will slightly adjust the second pair of late-start block days in March.Based...

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