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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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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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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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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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Orchestra plans April 11 service trip replacing Heritage

Instead of attending the annual Heritage Festival in Disneyland, students in Chamber Orchestra will be traveling to Norwood Street Elementary School in Los Angeles to teach students how to play instruments. Norwood, a California Distinguished School, cut more than $640,000 from the budget and increased athletic and arts fees to reach the $1.1 million budget target in […]

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Robotics takes 26th in Las Vegas competition

Robotics team #1661, the Griffitrons, competed in the Las Vegas regional FIRST Robotics tournament, finishing 26 out of the 42 teams. Taking place from March 25-28, the Las Vegas regionals included national and international teams, including from Beijing, China. The Griffitrons robot was named “The Griffter” after its four-directional movement capabilities, which are similar to drifting. Sophomore […]

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Before demolition, Robert E. Young Library vandalized

Not only did the beams of the Robert E. Young library fall during the demolition on March 21, but also student vandalism of the library was erased. On March 18, the final day before departing for spring break,  some students knocked over wooden chairs and tables in the library, wrote derogatory phrases on the walls and defaced a painting. […]

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