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Students enrolled in various visual arts courses reconnect with their peers in the same classroom on campus again, but this time requiring masks and social distancing.

Visual arts students come back to campus for classes

Keira Jameson March 28, 2021

As the rest of the community has begun its return to campus, the school has welcomed back visual and performing arts students. Those taking performing arts have had the opportunity to return to campus...

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...

From Left: Quinn Callaghan '21, Maddie Boudov '21, Alon Moradi '21 and James Johnson Brown '21 pose in their choir classroom.

Zooming into the Classroom

Julian Andreone and Ryan Razmjoo March 25, 2021

Alon Moradi ’21 opened his computer Feb. 23 to an email from President Rick Commons announcing that students would be allowed to return to campus March 9. Mixed reactions echoed throughout the school...

Improv Workshop members (from top right clockwise) Will Farhat '21, Simone Herman '23, Alon Moradi '21 and Carter Staggs '23 perform in a group skit.

Improv group hosts online performance event

Natalie Cosgrove March 21, 2021

The upper school improv group hosted an event on Zoom, where students from the group displayed their improvisation skills through a series of games and scenes based on suggestions from the audience, March...

HW Project released for students and faculty

Sydney Fener February 9, 2021

The HW Project, a multimedia production including over 23 separate student works, premiered Jan. 22 on Vimeo in place of the regular fall play.   Upper School Performing Arts Technical Director and...

Greta Zumbrunnen '21 performs their portion of

Upper school dance showcase released

Sydney Fener January 25, 2021

The Upper School Dance program released a video of their latest multimedia project, entitled “Windows,” to the student body on Thursday, Jan. 21. Their video was entirely filmed and performed...

Photo Credits: Woo Sim

Stealing the Spotlight from Performing Arts

Justin Goldstein December 9, 2020

On a late Wednesday afternoon, Shanti Hinkin ’22 listened to the combination of voices that comprised the Chamber Singers as they sang Brahms's "Der Gang zum Liebchen." However, this year, something...

Inspirations in Isolation

Inspirations in Isolation

Emma Limor June 4, 2020

Lily Xie '20 Not even a pandemic could stop Lily Xie ’20, a first-degree black belt in taekwondo, from continuing the training regimen she has followed consistently for the past seven years. “I actually...

Creating Choreography

Emma Limor March 4, 2020

Over the course of the past three months, creating and rehearsing choreography has encouraged Advanced Dance II company member Carli Cooperstein ’20 to explore different styles of movement, increase...

An Evening of Jazz: Upper school jazz musicians perform in winter concert

Alison Oh January 9, 2018

Upper school jazz musicians performed in the first jazz concert of the year Dec. 10 in Rugby Theater, showcasing their months of hard practice. The concert, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 8, was...

Photo By Pavan Tauh

“Auf Wiedersehen, À Bientôt…”

Sarah Lee November 20, 2017

The house lights came up, and Sophia Nuñez ’20 found herself in tears at the end of the Nov. 4 performance of “Cabaret.” She tried to distract herself and join in on conversations with friends,...

Roshan Nayar '19, Ryan Wixen '19 and Jordan Yadegar '19 perform at the year's first Coffeehouse. Photo credit: Astor Wu/Chronicle

Students perform at first Coffeehouse of year

Astor Wu November 14, 2017

Students shared their talents with the community at the first Coffeehouse of the year Nov. 13 in Chalmers Lounge. Students performed short skits that included singing, stand-up comedy and instrumental...

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