November 2012

Should Community Service Hours Be Required?

Although Marlborough does not require students to perform a certain number of hours of community service, as most other independent schools in Los Angeles do, at least 75% of students find time in their hectic schedules to give back to the community and support those less fortunate than themselves.

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Students Suggest Inconsistencies Between Honors Research Science, Social Sciences and Humanities

At the start of the 2012-2013 school year, Victor Ortiz, formerly the Associate Director of Academic Technology, became the new full-time Head of the Honors Research in Humanities and Social Sciences Program, which has grown significantly in participation since its founding in the 2005-2006 school year, with student enrollment increasing from 8 to 14 students from last year to this year.

Self Defense, not Water Safety, Should Be Required

Although Emergency Preparedness Water Safety (EPWS) teaches useful skills such as performing CPR, saving drowning victims and bandaging wounds, we at The UltraViolet feel that Self-Defense for Women would be a more practical required course because Self-Defense enables girls to have more self-confidence in defending themselves from kidnapping and rape.