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Dungeons and Dragons… and spiked chains and flaming swords

Marcella Park May 27, 2015

Growing tired, the Dungeons and Dragons players flung spiked chains and a flaming sword at the golden throne. The vampire sitting on it wouldn’t budge, and he was a stronger villain than they had ever...

On the Job

Cole Feldman March 18, 2015

The sound of laughter is heard as young children walk into the shoe and clothing store Journeys at the Westfield Topanga mall and ask employee Alex Arreola ’15 for light-up shoes and Heelys. She gets...

Blog My Life

Blog My Life

Sharon Chow February 13, 2015

Preparing for her next photo shoot for her blog "bylaureng," Lauren Genender ’17 carefully chooses outfits for each of her friends who will be modeling for her that day. Genender picks an interesting...

Easy Way Out

Benjamin Most January 14, 2015

For Tim* ’16, doing homework for his Intro to Calculus Honors class has little to do with finding solutions to problems. In fact, for most problems, he never even reaches a solution. “As long as you...

Race to College

Sacha Lin November 21, 2014

During a September dean meeting to discuss college prospects, Melody* ’15 was told that college admissions officers would hold her grades and test scores to a higher standard because she is Asian. "So...

Escape from Reality

Sharon Chow October 14, 2014

By Sharon Chow “I’ll sacrifice myself. Run, run, run,” Chris Lee ’16 commands with one hand on the keyboard of his computer and the other continuously clicking his mouse. Lee strategizes with...

Reacting to Ferguson

Leily Arzy September 3, 2014

Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, was shot to death by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police allege Brown stole a box of cigars from a local convenience...

Uber Dangerous

Zoe Dutton April 30, 2014

Mothers always say never to get in a stranger’s car, but that’s exactly what many students are doing. According to a Chronicle poll of 508 students, 63 percent of upper school students have used Uber...

Major Fans

Morganne Ramsey March 19, 2014

While stuck in a wheelchair after a swimming accident two summers ago, Dora Palmer ’15 entertained herself by sitting on her porch and drawing the people who walked by. After encouragement from her mother,...

Movie Night

February 12, 2014

Judges selected 25 films to be screened at the 11th annual Harvard-Westlake Film Festival March 14 at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. Tickets will be free and will be available at the door of...

High Stakes: Hearing back from colleges

Sydney Foreman December 18, 2013

Melvin*, The Brain Out of the two schools he applied to, Melvin* has only heard back from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was deferred. He said it was "kind of disappointing, but definitely...

Where are the girls?

Lizzy Thomas November 11, 2013

Looking around the sixth period AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism class, something is missing. It’s not equations — the two whiteboards at the front of the room are scrawled full of Es and dqs....

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