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Students able to learn from distinguished speakers

Ben Dahan News Editor Students have been given a unique opportunity to learn outside of the classroom through the Distinguished Speakers Series. The series features a circuit of six celebrity speakers per year to a live audience at four locations: Thousand Oaks, Redondo Beach, Pasadena and Beverly Hills. Joanie Garratt, a long-time history teacher, is […]

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Drama Lab’s one acts illuminate the Salter

Priscilla Hopper staff writer The latest projects assigned to the Drama Lab students included writing and directing their own scripts which were performed on March 30 in the Salter Theater. Mirrors Mirrors was written by sophomore Izabella Paz and directed by junior Elianna Litov. The story revolves around four aspiring ballerinas each obsessed with their […]

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Symphonic Band members perform at the California All-State Music Education Conference

Veronica Pahomova co-editor-in-chief   Symphonic band members bassoonist Yunchao Zhang and oboist Julie Park performed with the All-State High School Symphonic Band at the seventh annual California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC) from Feb. 16 to 19. The performance was held at the Fairmont Hotel and the San Jose Convention Center, and brought great honor […]

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Student leaders take on responsibilities

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart culture editor Lauren Hannani feature editor Rinesa Kabashi staff writer With many clubs and extracurricular activities at school come many determined leaders. As their interests later became their passions, some students took over the responsibilities of big groups with big goals. One of the extracurriculars that requires a dedicated leader is Watchtower. Senior Andrea Di Battista, […]

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Senior finds passion through comedy

Priscilla Hopper staff writer In the second annual talent show on Feb. 2, virtually every performance consisted of singing or playing an instrument, but senior Michael Ben-Iftah had a different idea. Ben-Iftah used the talent show to showcase his stand up comedy. “I was like, ‘I got to try it sometime,’” he said jokingly. Ben-Iftah […]

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Spirit lends to Wish Week success

Jamie Kim news editor Vivian Geilim opinion editor For the second annual Wish Week on Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, the student body united to help make 5-year-old Leighton Kaba’s wish to go to Disneyland come true. To generate spirit among the community, ASB planned a week full of events. On Monday, Jan. 30, an Tuesday, Jan. 31, […]

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Listening to Carlin’s “The Destroyer of Worlds” is a blast

Ben Dahan news editor “Now I am become death, destroyer of worlds.” Those were the chilling words, borrowed from Hindu scripture, that ran through J. Robert Oppenheimer’s mind as he witnessed the destructive capacity of his creation, which he was now handing to world leaders to unleash at will. Venerable podcaster Dan Carlin delivers this […]

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Will Rogers Awards Gala recognizes local achievements

Priscilla Hopper staff writer The Will Rogers Awards Gala was hosted at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills on Nov. 9, 2016. Nominees and spectators walked the red carpet to make an appearance before entering the dinner and awards show. Will Rogers was a respected writer, actor and social commentator. The award recognizes the achievements […]

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Tennis star courts ticket to CIF

Jamie Kim news editor Despite being one of the youngest players on the girls varsity tennis team, freshman Hannah Kimura brought hard-earned skill and dedication to the game. Kimura, who has been playing played tennis for five years, will be the only girl on the team advancing to the first round of girls tennis singles […]

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District set to sell superintendent house

Ben Dahan staff writer The district is in the process of selling a house on Doheny Drive, that was purchased in 2012 to entice and house superintendents. “We bought it as an investment property for the district, and to use as incentive to hire and retain the very best staff who could work and live in […]

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