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  • Addressing campus antisemitism


    Addressing campus antisemitism

  • Opinion

    Implement oral exams

  • From New York Magazine’s “Where Should You Send Your Nepo Baby to High School?”


    “Nepo-approved nepo-baby academy”

  • News

    Robert Hur ’91 appointed to be special counsel in Biden probe

  • News

    Scholastic’s Art and Writing Program announces 2022-2023 contest winners

  • Cinema Sundays take place in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. Participants watch films together and
discuss them with invited guests. The tradition was paused due to the passing of Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch.


    Cinema Sundays makes its return

  • The chess tournament featured 56 students. Colin Kneafsy ’23 advanced through four rounds
and ultimately defeated Jake Wiczyk in the tournament’s final match, securing the $50 gift card grand prize.


    Prefects host Chess tournament

  • RECOGNIZING RIVER PARK’S PARTNERS: The school’s administration hosted an event for River Park’s partners to thank them for their support on Jan. 25. Attendees included the Tatviam Band of Mission Indians, Special Olympics, Angel City Sports and Friends of the LA River.

    Community News

    School holds event to thank community

  • LAs heavy rain creates mudslides

    Community News

    LA’s heavy rain creates mudslides

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    Committee hopes to restructure seminars

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Students visit a historical site in Laos, where they created short films over spring break.  Credit: Astor Wu/Chronicle

Students create films, study culture in Laos

Jessa Glassman April 11, 2019

Students traveled to Laos over spring break as part of an HWGO! Digital Storytelling trip. Planned in collaboration with Peace Works Travel, the trip allowed student to experience Southeast Asian culture,...

Filmmaking trip to go to Cuba

Lauren Kim September 3, 2014

Information about an eight-day documentary film-making trip to Cuba during semester break will be presented Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. The trip is open to 20 students. Officially titled "Digital Storytelling...

Students screen Laos documentaries

Henry Hahn October 26, 2013

Students who travelled to Laos last spring break screened documentaries Thursday night that they created showcasing the impact of the secret bombings in Laos by the United States during the Vietnam War. The...

Students to screen Laos documentaries

Jessica Spitz October 15, 2013

Six documentaries made by students who traveled to Laos last spring break will be screened in Ahmanson Lecture Hall Oct. 24. The documentaries focus on the victims of unexploded ordinance left in Laos...

‘He gave me the most heartfelt smile’

Aimee Misaki April 24, 2013

On the second day in Vientiane, it was scorching hot, and the humidity did not help.  We visited COPE, a non-profit organization that provides prosthetic limbs for Laotian citizens. The entire group was...

‘We could see a lot of pockmarks in the ground – bomb craters’

Marcella Park April 24, 2013

This was my first time out of the country without my parents, and my first time in Southeast Asia. I had been to Mexico to do charity work, but then I could run to my mother whenever something different...

Films to depict Laotian suffering

Leily Arzy April 24, 2013

Ten students who took an investigative journalism trip to Laos during spring break are making six documentaries about the impact of the Vietnam War on the Laotian people. Visual Arts Department Head Cheri...

Students to build houses, visit Laos

Leily Arzy March 13, 2013

One group of students will travel to New Orleans for community service and another to Laos, where students will develop their video-making skills, over spring break. Eleven students led by middle school...

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