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    School hosts Nobel Laureate and astrophysicist Andrea Ghez

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    Reducing our environmental impact

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An illustration depicts how charity is often considered to be a gateway into college.

A Cause for College

Dylan Graff February 12, 2023

As Skyler Griswold ’24 went out to recess in third grade with a backpack full of lanyards, she said all she could think about was the goal of 240 dollars she had set for herself. The night before, Griswold...

Alex Astalos ’23 to play for Vassar College soccer team

Mason Walline September 29, 2022

Alex Astalos ’23 committed to Vassar College’s Division III soccer program. She said soccer has been an immense commitment for most of her life. “Soccer has just been in my life forever.” Astalos...

Dani Lynch ’23 commits to Clemson for D1 soccer

Eden Conner September 29, 2022

Defensive midfielder Dani Lynch ’23 announced her commitment to attend and play Division 1 soccer at Clemson University on Aug 23. Lynch said she is looking forward to her continued time as a student-athlete. “I’m...

The Hidden Opponent founder Victoria Garrick gestures out to the audience during her question-and-answer session with Avi Carson 22 and Mental Performance Coach Kat Scardino.

Mental health nonprofit founder speaks to students

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff March 26, 2022

The Hidden Opponent founder Victoria Garrick spoke to students about mental health during Community Flex Time on Thursday. Garrick played volleyball at the University of Southern California before becoming...

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Standardized Dissatisfaction

James Hess, Assistant Opinion Editor February 19, 2022

In the course of its nearly century-long history as the foremost standardized test for American high schoolers, the SAT has undergone major changes: in 1936, administrators split the exam into two...

Konnie Duan 23 participates in a fencing tournament during mid-semester break in Torrance, CA.

Students participate in school activities, travel over mid-semester break

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff October 21, 2021

Upper school students engaged in a variety of activities throughout Los Angeles and beyond over mid-semester break, which lasted from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15. Most sophomores and juniors participated in the...

Commitment Issues: Committed athletes discuss the pressures they face in the years leading up to college.

Commitment Issues: Committed athletes discuss the pressures they face in the years leading up to college.

Harry Tarses October 20, 2021

Duke University offered Grace Thrower '23 a spot on their volleyball team,  she said her work had just begun. . Thrower said that although her peers expect her to experience less academic pressure, the...

A tiger representing a top competitor in the metaphorical jungle of high school growls while holding an A+ paper.

Survival of the Fittest: The Dangers and Benefits of Academic Competition

Ava Fattahi June 1, 2021

Casey Weisman ’22 felt the blue fluorescent glow of his laptop screen on his face as he logged onto his fifth virtual college panel in mid-April. He immediately began worrying about the upcoming college...

Illustration by Caitlin Muñoz

Pass Go and Collect Diploma

Caitlin Muñoz and Sydney Fener May 31, 2021

Kiki Iriafen When reflecting on the early months of her senior year, Stanford University women's basketball commit Kiki Iriafen ’21 recalled the pressure she and her peers felt as they grappled with...

The Junior Classical League hosted Eliza Dean, Taia Cheng 19 and Lauren Witmer 19, to speak about their experiences majoring in classics March 4.

It’s Classic

Natasha Speiss March 4, 2021

The Junior Classical League (JCL) club hosted college students Lauren Witmer '19, Taia Cheng '19 and Eliza Dean on a panel to discuss Classical studies after high school. The panel was moderated by Chronicle...

Searching for Solidarity

Eli Nickoll December 10, 2020

There is a social phenomenon called the “Tall Poppy Syndrome.” It's the tendency for humans to criticize high achievers, hoping to pull them down. The name originates from the farming practice of...

Pressured Productivity

Caroline Jacoby August 28, 2020

Since the pandemic began, each interaction I have with others has begun with a countless set of questions: how are you using your extra time? What new skills have you acquired? With the expectation to...

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