Author: The Voice Staff

Assistant coaches: The unsung heroes

Who’s on first, what’s on second; wait, who’s that? He’s yelling at the players, but he’s not Coach Hamilton. He’s teaching a swimmer a stroke technique but he’s not Coach Hehn. And she’s motivating the volleyball players, but she’s not Coach Piggot. They are the assistant coaches, the unsung mentors of sports.  Although they are […]

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Math team selected to compete

  Forty students were selected on January 21 from Math Club to compete on this year’s Math Team, an elite group of Math Club participants who will take part in the remaining math contests of the school year. “In the Math Club, there are many people who don’t show up to meetings or don’t take […]

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Dedication of students and speakers comes to life in Diversity Week

  When educational consultant and motivational speaker David Watts recounts his seven-year tenure as a police officer, he remembers the visible toll the job took on his health and the prisoners’ cynical attitudes towards him. Watts eventually changed careers, embracing diversity and multiculturalism in order to come to terms with his biracial identity. Now, he […]

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Peer tutors step up to help classmates

 Upper School English and science departments have created peer-tutoring programs in which older and advanced level students tutor ninth grade students. The programs hope to prompt the older students to strengthen their own skills and knowledge and to encourage the freshmen to learn from and engage with peer-tutors. In Writing Fellows, tutors work with ninth […]

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Content creators are up in arms over Youtube’s Red plan

YouTube Red has swept the nation, igniting anger in tens of thousands of YouTubers, and the confusion in millions of viewers. The YouTube Red program requires viewers to play $9.99 a month for exclusive access to functions of YouTube that were previously unavailable. With YouTube Red, users can download videos, watch videos ad-free, listen to […]

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Mock Trial team participates in Southern California Mock Trial Competition

The school Mock Trial team participated in the southern California Mock Trial competition at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.  The team acted as the defense on November 2 and the prosecution on November 9. The case concerned a police officer who was killed by being hit on the head with a baseball […]

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Sleep, Schoolwork, Stress

Teenagers are stressed out zombies; they work on limited amounts of sleep and are always stressed out about school. At night, they face the same dilemma– sleep or schoolwork. Many students are obsessively compulsive when it comes to getting all of their work done. Choosing sleep over work is not an option to some. “I […]

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Craig’s Spectre binds classic suave with thrilling action

Matt Bai, a national political columnist for Yahoo News, asked on NBC’s Meet The Press a little over two weeks ago what, “historians of the empire,” might one day make of Western ideological inversions. Those historians might as well start with the 24 James Bond films; aside from displaying incredible pop-cultural staying power, the films […]

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Junior begins experience studying in Spain

As a disclaimer, I should begin by emphasizing that my year in Spain is certainly not representative of every student’s time abroad. That said, this is an honest account of my experience in Zaragoza thus far. There’s a Salvador Dali quote that I have always loved that goes, “I was never capable of being average.” […]

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Evolution of Music

Justin Bieber’s latest music video, “Where Are Ü Now?”, is not only visually pleasing and interesting with the incorporation of animations made by fans, but also captures the energy of a generation redesigned by a new form of sound engineering. With the release of the Justin Beiber, Skrillex, and Diplo produced song, the extent to which synthetic sound […]

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