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Movement to tell stories in “In Other Words” dance concert

Students will get the chance to showcase their dancing skills on April 24 and 25 in the Middle and Upper School Dance Concert. This year, the theme of the dance concert is “In Other Words.” Similar to “Storytellers,” the dancers plan to focus on expressing their stories through movements, rather than words. Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, […]

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VIDEO: District 4 Election Coverage

    Executive Producer: Jackson Lewis Producers: Joyce Chamoun and Andrew Friedman Director: Jackson Lewis Writer: Jackson Lewis Camerapersons:  Tierra Murphy, Meredith Wells, Alex Choi, Lucas Guarachi Reporters: Rachel Beinus, Brandon Broukhim, Jason Kafil, Ana Kilbourn, Sophia Lee Advisors: Dr. Ellen Salas, Steven Rollman

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MUN heads to NYC for March conference

Model United Nations club (MUN) leaders now face their biggest challenge: preparing 38 club members for their public speaking roles at the national conference in March, in where they will represent the US for the first time, according to sophomore Duncan Miller, secretary of MUN. “I think the experiences of past members has sensationalized our […]

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California gets a D in education

A report by Education Week on January 8 ranked California the 42nd least educated state in the country. Education Week, a national newspaper covering K-12 schooling, assessed states education level based of standardized test scores, education financing, the role of education in a person’s life, and the educational legislation of each state in their Quality […]

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Update: Miller visits Auschwitz to commemorate liberation anniversary

Junior Josh Miller visited Auschwitz January 26 and 27 in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust camp’s liberation. Miller also visited the Schindler factory, known from Steven Spielberg’s movie Schindler’s List. He also attended a dinner hosted by the Shoah Foundation. “It’s a powerful story of someone who is not Jewish who just felt […]

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Diversity Week finishes its second year on campus

Diversity Week was an event filled with group discussions, guest speakers, free gelato, and food trucks. After the school’s first Diversity Week last year, Ralinda Watts, director of Diversity, Multiculturalism and Inclusion (DMI), wanted this year’s event to celebrate and embrace the community’s differences. “The students really wanted to offer a variety of programs throughout […]

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Commons Cafe reduces hours on pizza days

At 10:36 a.m. students heading to Commons Café for a snack, during their break, found themselves standing in front of a closed door: Commons Café will now close at 10:15 a.m. on “pizza days” and reopen at lunchtime. “This is outrageous and I think will hurt the students reputation with Commons. I look forward to […]

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Calendar of events: Diversity Week 2015

Monday, January 12 Opening assembly with guest speaker Alison Park   Tuesday, January 13 Discussion groups based on advisory International Food Fest ($5 for admission)   Wednesday, January 14 Lunchtime (11:20-11:55 a.m.): Gelato Truck, DJ. Diversity Week t-shirt distribution. Can be worn Thursday with blue jeans.   Thursday, January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly […]

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Tech redefines the traditional shopping market

Technology has revolutionized nearly every industry, and now its waves have reached the shores of one of America’s favorite activities: shopping. With millions of backpacks filled with tablets, millions of pockets more filled with smart phones, and nearly ¾ of Americans with access to the Internet, the traditional holiday shopping experience and associated revenue has […]

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New lunch schedule receives mixed feedback

On January 5, the day students came back from winter break, Deborah Monroe, principal of the Upper School, announced Upper and Middle School lunches will be rotated to lessen crowding.  The changes are in effect starting January 8. On Mondays, affective time such as advisory and office hours will be before lunch for the high […]

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