Arts and Entertainment

Author Jonathan Tropper talks Judaism, screenwriting

Author Jonathan Tropper talks Judaism, screenwriting

I sat down and spoke with Jonathan Tropper, a New York-based author and screenwriter. After graduating with a BA from Yeshiva University and a MA from New York University, Tropper wrote "Plan B," "The Book of Joe," "How to Talk to a Widower," and the New York Times...

First-year students reflect on their first weeks

First-year students reflect on their first weeks

During the second week of school, once everyone became situated with their conservatory classes, I went around campus asking new students and new faculty this one question: How is CSArts different than what you expected it to be? Here were their answers:

Fifteen: Thoughts From a Teen Who Has Barely Lived

Fifteen: Thoughts From a Teen Who Has Barely Lived

Fifteen-years-old is an uncomfortable age. It is the golden era of raging teenage hormones, cluelessness of your peers, and superficial knowledge for the sake of an advanced placement class. Education and life itself always seem like a lie, or so says the existential...

Flaws in the dress code

Flaws in the dress code

  The ongoing dispute in regards to school dress codes, are yet to be unanswered. A survey was sent to current Lennox Academy students to express their thoughts and experiences in regards to school dress code system. The results varied from no's or yes's or ‘I...

Local spring 2018 concert lineup

Local spring 2018 concert lineup

Attending concerts has long been a popular pastime, especially in the months that lead up to summer. Luckily, some of today’s most relevant artists have scheduled several events near Los Angeles in 2018 for the spring. The tickets for these shows are currently on sale...

Opinion: We must protect public broadcasting

Opinion: We must protect public broadcasting

To say that public broadcasting has changed my life would be a complete understatement. Even before I started pre-school, I could recite the entire alphabet, count to 50, and tell you who Yo Yo Ma was. I have Elmo, Count Dracula and Arthur to thank for this. Although...

My expectations for life in general

My expectations for life in general

High school is a great time to really start thinking about the future. "What do you want to be when you grow up? What dreams and aspirations do you have?" "What do you mean you don't know? What do you find interesting?" Chances are you've been bombarded with all these...

Reflection: Learning to fix myself

Reflection: Learning to fix myself

I just thought my life wasn’t exciting enough. I read about it in books and articles, see it in documentaries and movies; people who do the impossible and get an article published or movie made in their honor. I was inspired, but not truly touched because I could...

Want more money? Study!

Want more money? Study!

Today, Adrian got up at 4:30 a.m. to go to work all day and get paid based on his early decision of not attending to college and obtain a minimum wage. Often he regrets this decision. He’s 22 now and thinks, “If I would have gone to college I would have been out...

Opinion: Is school spirit worth participating in?

Opinion: Is school spirit worth participating in?

We see it all the time in movies. Teenagers with painted faces cheering for their school’s football team, everyone rushing to participate in school events, and so on. But let’s take a moment and think here. Does school spirit really matter? What if we didn’t have pep...