Author: The Voice Staff

Participation grades unfairly favor extroverts and hurt quiet students

I never thought there could be a penalty for being quiet. I never thought that being quiet was a bad trait. I never thought that raising my hand, and perhaps not aggressively shouting out the answer would hurt me, until I encountered participation grades. For all of the people that tend to be quiet in […]

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MOCA displays impressive collection of post-war art

Internationally recognized, the MOCA is Los Angeles’s go-to place for modern art and its newest exhibit, The Art of Our Time, offers breath and depth that will offer a new perspective on modern art. The Art of Our Time showcases post-World War II art from some of the greatest contemporary artists of the 20th century.  […]

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Students and faculty observe improvement in STEM classroom gender equality

Girls have been underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes; however, over the past few years at the school, gender equity in STEM has improved significantly, according to department chair and faculty observations. Dr. Aidyl Gonzalez, Upper School science department chair, said in her past couple years at the school, she has seen […]

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Engage in conscious, constructive conversation

I have noticed many of my close friends are increasingly discouraged from engaging in any political conversation on campus because of criticism they get from stating their opinions. There is no doubt our campus is filled with opinionated voices. Even beyond the boundaries of the newspaper, students love sharing their views and in the process […]

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Admin needs to clarify Electronic Use Policy

The Voice commends the administration’s response to the cheating problem on campus: eliminating unnecessary use of technology in the classroom. This effort to reinforce the Commitment by bringing integrity back is laudable and successful, however flawed. Unsupervised technology in any form should not be allowed in classrooms. The Electronic Use Policy itself is not the […]

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New building takes shape

The construction of the Center for Community and the Arts, set to open in December of 2016, is currently on schedule and on budget. This building will feature a new stage and spacious seating, and will function as a multi-purpose space for events including assemblies, class meetings, and performances. “When everyone comes back after winter […]

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Morning traffic wreaks havoc with commute

Elliot Choi ’18 If you’re reading this, you’re probably a student, parent, or faculty member who was stuck in traffic this morning coming to school. Cars didn’t move, there was lots of beeping, and some drivers broke laws. You thought, “It shouldn’t be this annoying to come to school.” In response to the problems created […]

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Founder’s Day tradition celebrates community

Lower School through Upper School students, faculty, and staff celebrated Dr. Isabelle Buckley at the annual Founder’s Day October 6 with  a spirited parade followed by an assembly. Student groups representing Lower School BSC and Upper School BSC, teams, and clubs showed their pride by wearing red and marching as other members of the student […]

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Cheaters update their methods to beat the system

While students still widely use traditional cheating methods, such as writing algorithms on skin or sneaking looks at notes on the floor, modern technology has taken cheating to unprecedented levels. With cheating at an all time high, students must come up with inventive, new methods to not get caught by their teachers, and gadgets like […]

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Dear cheaters: a student reacts to the cheating crisis

I would like to dedicate this to the liars, thieves, and sneaks that are my classmates and familiar faces. Attention all cheaters, two years ago my world turned up-side down when I heard about your presence on campus, and two years later nothing has changed except your numbers have grown bigger and your success stories […]

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