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Toys R’ Not Us, Toy Drive Fails to Receive Student Involvement

The annual toy drive has been extended to December 16 after low student involvement. In an email sent to faculty and parents, Christine Braunschweiger, director of community service, stated that only 40 gifts had been donated by students to the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission (HOV). Braunschweiger said she originally felt “discouraged” by the […]

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New classes announced for 2015-2016

On November 25, Peter Reinke, assistant head of school, announced new courses being added to the high school curriculum for the 2015-2016 school year. Courses were presented to the K-12 Curriculum Committee. All votes on the new classes were unanimous, according to Reinke. Now Chinese V (Journey to the East), Latin V (Enemies of Rome), […]

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Annual toy drive announced

Earlier today, Lower and Middle School community service director Christine Braunschweiger announced the annual toy drive. The event is being sponsored by the eighth grade and will be benefitting the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. Toys will be accepted until December 9 and the recommended value of each toy $25. The president of the […]

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Spirit Week loses 65 minutes

  “We got spirit yes we do! We got spirit how about you?” The tradition of Spirit Week dates to 1986 when the modern format had its genesis. But due to this year’s schedule change, the format for the big event next March is facing changes that add up to fewer minutes of spirit, according […]

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JSA Fall State conference this weekend

From November 22 to 23, JSA will be attending Fall State. It is the first statewide meeting with 1300 kids attending. Twenty-eight students from the school chapter will be traveling to the conference. Junior Andrew Friedman, JSA president, is main speaking and will speak against affirmative action in higher education and for international sporting events […]

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8 student essentials for every library

  The Voice surveyed students around campus during H period today and asked: “What essentials do you believe must be in the temporary library?” The Top 8 responses are: High Speed Internet Printers Phone and Calculator Chargers Computers Big Tables Couches Copy Machines School Supplies When students were also asked if they would spend their […]

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Performing arts department announces spring drama

The spring drama, Letters to Lucerne, is set during the outbreak of World War II in Poland. The story features the emotional struggles of three young girls coping with loss and fear while attending a boarding school in Lucerne, Switzerland. Auditions will be held during the week of December 2. The drama is written by Fritz […]

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5 Unknown Dangers of the Internet

We’re all accustomed to being told how dangerous the Internet is, but here are five facts you may have not heard before.   1) Electronic devices give off radiation, which can heat up parts of your body. Be careful when using laptops or phones because leaving them near some parts of your body can cause […]

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Orchestra invited to attend LA Phil rehearsal on April 17

The Chamber Orchestra will attend the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) Invited Rehearsals at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on April 17. Students will be treated to watching and hearing a live rehearsal of a the orchestra directed by Gustavo Dudamel. “We have never actually done this before. Obviously, people want to go to a concert and see […]

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Mock Trial stopped in first round

After last year’s first round exit, Mock Trial improved their point total with the first round of this year’s competition beginning Nov. 3 at the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles. This year, the club’s case centered around an art robbery, focusing on the Fourth Amendment’s right to “search and seizure.” Club members taking […]

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