Summer programs don’t help students get into college

Wondering what to do this summer, I shuffled through brochure after brochure of programs. I skipped over the first couple, which boasted glossy pictures of abnormally happy teens riding camels and hiking up mountains. The next few sported headlines such as “Generation Leadership” and “Push your Boundaries.”

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Painted Turtle Art Fundraiser

After visiting the Painted Turtle, a camp for kids with long-term illnesses, Carter ’10 decided to organize an arts-inspired fundraiser for the camp on March 3.



Does mainstream music feign reality in midst of economic crisis?

The economy has deeply affected the daily lives of Americans, and citizens from businessman to firemen are altering their lifestyles for a new job, a new bike, or a new homemade dinner recipe to cook in the household. Small businesses and big corporations are both overwrought with debt and struggling to create new gimmicks to increase the flow of money.


Crime on campus: leaf-print tarp stolen

Students got a closer look at construction than usual in February, when someone cut away a nine foot section of the leaf-print tarp covering the chain link fence around the construction site near the Rossmore Avenue entrance of school.


UPLIFT: Teaching Finance With Play Money

Twenty-five sophomores, juniors, and seniors helped approximately ninety middle school students climb ropes and perform the “leap of faith” at the first group field trip in the L.A. Team Mentoring program (LATM) on Dec. 6.


Deconstructing Construction

Munger Hall, which will house the new Academic Resource Center (ARC) and visual arts classrooms, is projected to open in the fall. The progress was evident during my March 9 tour with Head of School Barbara Wagner and Dean Whaley, the project superintendent.


Schuur’03 forced to flee Madagascar

After a military coup de-stabilized the African country of Madagascar, alumna Kelly Schuur ’03, who has been working in the country’s Peace Corps, evacuated her station and is now one of the three selected from a group of 48 reassigned to continue her service in the city of Mali, West Africa.