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Tai becomes first woman of color to serve as top United States Trade Negotiator

Fallon Dern April 19, 2021

Katherine Tai was confirmed as the top United States Trade Negotiator with a 98-0 Senate vote March 17. This decision makes her the first Asian American woman and first woman of color to serve this position. Tai,...

Nobel Prize winner and UCLA professor Dr. Andrea M. Ghez speaks at flex time

Nobel Prize winner and Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Physics and Astronomy Dr. Andrea M. Ghez (Evan ’19, Miles ’24 ) spoke to students and faculty about...

In-person instruction to resume under new guidelines

Will Sherwood April 17, 2021

For the first time in 404 days, students and teachers will be able to return to classrooms together for in-person instruction on Monday, April 19. In an email sent to the upper school parents and students...

Wider Than The Sky poetry festival kicks off April 10

Will Sheehy April 6, 2021

The Wider Than The Sky Poetry Festival, organized by students and faculty, begins virtually April 10. This will be the fifth Wider Than The Sky festival, with the others being held in 2014, 2016, 2017...

Californians 16 and older to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Sandra Koretz March 31, 2021

All Californians 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 15 according to new California guidelines, allowing many upper school students to be vaccinated. In addition,...

College Board makes changes to AP curriculum, exams

Mimi Landes March 29, 2021

The College Board announced a new schedule for Advanced Placement (AP) exams for the school year. The school will administer the tests both in-person on paper and at home online over a three-week period...

Prefect council hosts March Madness tournament

Natalie Cosgrove and Leo Saperstein March 27, 2021

Prefect council announced an upper school March Madness bracket tournament for the ongoing National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's basketball tournament. Students participating in the tournament...

Los Angeles County enters COVID-19 red tier

Natalie Cosgrove March 27, 2021

Los Angeles County entered the California-enforced Red Tier on Monday, meaning COVID-19 safety protocols for the county will loosen. Indoor dining, museums and gyms are permitted to open with proper precautions...

Westflix hosts first virtual premiere event

Natalie Cosgrove March 27, 2021

Westflix members hosted the first virtual Westflix Film Festival for students in Southern California using the virtual screening platforms BingeWave and Zoom on Friday and Saturday. Golden Globe Award-winning...

Delegates win at Marymount MUN

Delegates win at Marymount MUN

Julian Andreone March 27, 2021

A group of 12 members of the school's Model United Nations (MUN) club participated virtually in the Marymount Model United Nations Conference (MM-MUN) on March 14. Students served as delegates for Afghanistan,...

School prepares environmental impact report for river park property

Tessa Augsberger March 26, 2021

The school is currently preparing an Environmental Impact Report for its proposed River Park athletic and recreational facility after applying to the City of Los Angeles for a Conditional Use Permit last...

DEI Alumni Advisory Council convenes for inaugural meeting

Mimi Landes March 26, 2021

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Alumni Advisory Council, comprised of volunteer alumni working in conjunction with school administrators from the Office of DEI, hosted its inaugural meeting March...

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