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Community Council members stand together during the toy drive Dec. 4. Donations were encouraged throughout the week.

Community Council organizes toy drive for families in need

Lyla Kavanagh, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer December 13, 2023

Community Council partnered with New Directions for Youth (NDY) to host a toy drive on the Quad from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7. Students were encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys for low-income families for...

Sophomore Prefect Caroline Cosgrove 26 passes out chicken and fries from Raising Canes during Field Day.

Community and Prefect councils organize first Field Day of the year

Jayan Kandavel and Jack Ryan November 15, 2023

Prefect Council and Community Council collaborated to host a Field Day event during lunch on Ted Slavin Field Nov 10. Field Day included a burger grill, food fromRaising Cane’s, an ice cream sundae...

Prefects Gideon Evans ’25, Nyla Shelton ’24, Caroline Cosgrove ’26, Sarah Anschell ’26, Print Managing Editor Davis Marks ’24, Assistant A&E Editor Sasha Aghnatios ’25 and Ellie Borris ’25 pose at Big Bear Lake.

Councils bond and prepare for the year at retreats in Big Bear

Samuel Glassman and Camryn Banafsheha August 27, 2023

Prefect Council and Community Council traveled to Big Bear Lake for their annual retreats on Aug. 10-12 and 12-13, respectively. Head Prefect Bari LeBari ’24 said the purpose of retreat is to help...

Community Council hosts Special Olympics

Hannah Shahidi and Zoe Goor April 25, 2023

Community Council hosted the annual Special Olympics in partnership with the Help Group on Apr. 14. Based in Los Angeles, The Help Group is a non-profit organization that supports children, adolescents...

Students gather on Ted Slavin field for Field Day.

Prefect Council and Community Council host Field Day

Saisha Kumar March 28, 2023

Community Council and Prefect Council hosted the annual Field Day during lunch on Ted Slavin Field on March 24. Field Day included a pizza food truck, barbeque food, an ice cream sundae bar, water balloon...

Gifts of Generosity: Members of Community Council stand by gift collection bins on the Quad. These bins were placed near the security kiosk at the main entrance, in the lounge and outside of the library.

Community Council holds toy drive event with youth charity

Everett Lakey and Caroline Plunkett December 14, 2022

Community Council partnered with New Directions For Youth (NDFY) to hold a toy drive Dec. 8 and 9. NDFY is a youth development agency providing critically needed services to more than 200,000 youth in...

MORE THAN A GAME: Students participate in the annual Community Service Week during a session of wheelchair basketball in Taper Gym. The game was part of a visit from Angel City Sports, which aims to familiarize students with athletic activities for the disabled community.

Community Council organizes yearly service week to encourage student participation

Saisha Kumar November 16, 2022

Community Council hosted their annual service week to introduce students to various community service opportunities from  Nov. 3-11.  The service opportunities are meant to facilitate giving back to...

Community Council members pose for a photo by their booth, where they raised over $1000 for Ukrainian refugees.

Bake sale raises funds for Ukrainians

Iona Lee March 13, 2022

Community Council sold Zooies cookies on the Quad to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees on Mar. 11. Proceeds were donated to Lifting Hands International (LHI), a nonprofit organization that provides war...

Nuzzy Sykes 24 poses next to an American Red Cross truck driven onto campus for the blood drive.

Community Council holds blood drive

Iona Lee February 28, 2022

Community Council hosted a blood drive by the American Red Cross health organization Friday. The administration encouraged members from the community to donate blood at the drive, which was open from 9...

Iona Lee 24 surveys the four canned food drive bins prior to the commencement of the event. Credit: Iona Lee/Chronicle

Community Council hosts canned food drive

Iona Lee February 13, 2022

Community Council organized a food drive for the SOVA Valley chapter of the Jewish Family Service Los Angeles (JFSLA), beginning Jan. 31. SOVA translates to “to eat and be satisfied” from Hebrew, and...

Daniela Quintero 22 and Makenna Dovel 23 pose with encouraging signs at the WeSPARK event.

Students volunteer at WeSPARK walk/run

Ella Yadegar February 5, 2022

The WeSPARK Cancer Support Center hosted their 12th annual walk/run event at Lake Balboa on Jan. 30. Students volunteered to help participants at different stations along the 5k/10k race. Members of Community...

Students dunk Math Teacher Joshua Helston and enjoy pizza during the event organized by Community Council.

Community Council organizes donation celebration

Davis Marks and Iona Lee February 1, 2022

Community Council hosted an all-school event during Conference Time on Friday to celebrate over 4,000 student donations during its November Thanksgiving Drive. The event featured free pizza for students...

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