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Congresswoman Karen Bass and businessman Rick Caruso 76 campaign to be elected as mayor of Los Angeles.

Mayoral Election: Down to the Wire

Davis Marks November 16, 2022

The 2022 LA mayoral election between Congresswoman Karen Bass and businessman Rick Caruso ’76 is too close to call at the time of writing. As of Nov. 11, Bass leads Caruso by 4,484 votes with 62% of...

Counting ballots, Claire-ified

Claire Conner, Print Managing Editor November 14, 2022

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, it was election night in America — but that didn’t carry the meaning it once did. Just four years ago, poll workers, pundits and eager citizens stayed up until every race had...

From Seaver to Shining Sea

Editorial Board October 15, 2021

In the Sept. 14 California Gubernatorial Recall Election, several members of the senior class cast their first-ever ballots, making their first contribution to a democratic system beyond the borders...

Students eligible to vote had the option to mail in their ballots for the Sept. 14 California gubernational recall election.

Governor authorizes mail-in ballots

Alex Hahn September 27, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a piece of legislation making universal mail-in ballots permanent Sept. 27; California is the eighth state to do so. According to Newsom’s office, the law, detailed in assembly...

Upper school students crowd around the booth outside Chalmers to complete their registration and receive Dunkin Donuts, with their Social Security numbers in hand.

Seniors organize voting registration booth

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff and Chloe Park September 17, 2021

Several upper school students affiliated with the organization Redefy California ran a booth for peers to register or pre-register to vote Tuesday. They offered donuts to each student who participated...

Governor Gavin Newsom appears at a campaign rally with President Joe Biden in Long Beach, California.

Newsom survives recall election

Davis Marks September 16, 2021

California Governor Gavin Newsom has prevailed in the recall attempt to remove him from office with major news networks calling the race for Newsom on Tuesday night. Over 9 million Californians voted in...

In order to allow students to participate in the upcoming election, the monthly Flex Day was moved to Nov. 3.
Credit: Alexa Druyanoff

Students have Election Day off to vote, volunteer at polls

Will Sheehy October 16, 2020

In an effort to allow students and teachers to vote and volunteer at polling stations more easily, the administration decided to give Election Day on Nov. 3 off to upper school students for the first...

Compromising on controversy

Compromising on controversy

Spencer Klink October 4, 2019

T he 2020 presidential election will most certainly be divisive.Liberals have already demonstrated a lack of unity for this upcoming election, with 19 Democratic candidates in the running. Beyond the...

Let’s get real: Emotion does belong in politics

Let’s get real: Emotion does belong in politics

Jessa Glassman November 15, 2018

The 2016 presidential election marked a fundamental shift in the psychology of politics. Campaign policies, promises and debates used to be openly discussed at our dinner tables. Since Donald Trump and...

Illustration by Sam Ko 19

Blending Intersectionality with Politics

Lauren Nehorai November 15, 2018

A gay man of color, an undocumented immigrant and victim of religious persecution and a single mother making minimum wage are examples of the intersection of social, political and economic identities and...

Electing to Make Change

Electing to Make Change

Chronicle Staff November 15, 2018

As students joined the long lines outside of their local schools and community centers, they prepared to vote. After long months of waiting and scanning news articles, they were finally ready to engage...

Midterms 2018: Guide to Californias Propositions

Midterms 2018: Guide to California’s Propositions

Jenny Li November 2, 2018

This year, many seniors will be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 United States midterms election. Here is a non-partisan guide to the 11 ballot propositions:   Proposition 1 approves $4 billion in...

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