Features

The past, the present and the future of affirmative action

The term affirmative action was first used in the United States by President John FW. Kennedy during the Civil Rights Movement. In an executive order, Kennedy told government contractors to “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.”

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The price of free speech for Marlborough students and teachers

Freedom of speech was first outlined as a right to all US citizens in 1791 as part of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The right to freedom of speech was further outlined in the UN Declaration of Human Rights as being guaranteed to all people. However, this right has caveats for private school students and teachers.


Marlborough’s Image

While Marlborough may be viewed as a prestigious institution across the country, the image of Marlborough is continually evolving and is reflected in the opinions of Marlborough students, students in schools around Los Angeles, and college communities.


Summer’s not just for fun and relaxation anymore

For many Marlborough students, entering Upper School means pressure to submit college applications filled with impressive activities and a clear focus on the future. Some students have found these pressures to be a catalyst for stress and anxiety in planning summer break activities.




Emma ’18 gives back through USHS

Emma ’18 has been volunteering with the homeless to give back to the community. She said she realized she could make a difference in less fortunate people’s lives when she was installing flooring tiles in a center for rehabilitation.


Elijah Pathfinder talks about homelessness in LA

Elijah Pathfinder was homeless for 20-30 years before securing housing the Section 8 program, which authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords. It is a federal assistance intended for very low-income families, the disabled and the elderly. Under the program, a family receives a voucher from the government for 70 percent of the monthly rent. Before moving to Los Angeles, Pathfinder lived in San Diego.