Volume 31




A common book club meeting set-up for Bookworms

Bookworms squirm through running a book club

Simren Bindra, Reporter | November 6, 2023

Riley Romans ’27, is an enthusiastic reader who decided to create an out-of-school club solely dedicated to the passion for reading among her peers. Lucie Benoit ’27 loves reading and escaping into...

Hollywood sign district in Los Angeles, USA. Beautiful Hollywood highway road with cars, palms and a sign on the hills. Clear blue sky.

A Century of a Sign

Simren Bindra ’27, Reporter | November 6, 2023

The iconic Hollywood Sign turned 100 years old on Halloween. The Hollywood Sign is an American landmark and cultural icon overlooking Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles City Council...

Eli Goldsmith works in his office in the Booth Administration Building.

Head of Advancement is responsible for raising 11% of budget

Andrew Rindone, Reporter | October 23, 2023

The Head of Advancement is someone who has so much value that the school would not be able to operate without their contributions. This comes as a significant surprise as many people may have no idea this...

Robert Ruiz helps 7th graders learn to play team handball at the middle school upper courts. Ruiz is the Department head and physical education teacher.

Changes come to PE department

Abby Ryan, Reporter | October 19, 2023

Robert Ruiz is the head of the Physical Education department. Physical Education is a requirement for 7th and 8th graders at the middle school. Ninth graders do not need to take this class if they do a...

Drive Action Club is back

Drive Action Club is back

Audrey Herrera, Reporter | October 6, 2023

The Drive Action Club meets every Tuesday in Hazy 310, hosted by English teacher Aliyah Hicks and founded by their two leaders, Donna Enayati ’27 and Elise Kennedy ’27. For two years this club has...

Snoopy stands guard outside Hazy 218, the community service classroom and Director of Student Affairs Keith Jordans office.

Who is in the room with black dog?

Ben Sonneborn, Reporter | October 4, 2023

To you, Director of Student Affairs Keith Jordan may be the guy who's in the room with the black dog, or the person who helps you get your club running, but he does a lot more than that. “Mr. Jordan...

Murphy the snake peeks out from his hiding place in his terrarium in the science department office.

Did you know there’s a snake in Hazy?

Haley Ryan, Reporter | October 2, 2023

Did you know there is a snake named Murphy in the science office? Science Department Head Maggie Thompson knew. Thompson has been working here for seven years. "Ms. Thompson helps me understand topics...

Math Department Head Suzanne Halloran 
Math Teacher Mayan Benami

Math teachers inspire student learning

Sophie Ro, Reporter | September 28, 2023

Did you know that math teachers actually want you to do well? Surprising, right? Math department head Suzanne Halloran and math teacher Mayan Benami said they want their students to succeed. “In high...

JCAAC celebrates Jewish New Year

JCAAC celebrates Jewish New Year

Sylvie Graines, Reporter | September 14, 2023

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, a group of students and faculty members gathered in HC 228 to celebrate the upcoming Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashanah, which begins at sunset on Friday, Sept. 15 and goes through sundown...

One of the many rainy days we had this winter.

A True Winter: Weather in SoCal

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | May 23, 2023

For the first time in many years, Southern California has had a true winter. Due to consistent rain showers and windy conditions, the school body has dealt with sports cancellations and flash flood warnings,...

Sleeplessness in School

Sleeplessness in School

Tali Gurule, Writer | May 23, 2023

Along with her commute and running errands, Lydia Gugsa ’26 must finish a great deal of homework each night. Gugsa said her obligations after school allow for little time to sleep, which impacts her...

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