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“Give to grow”: Nanoseed Benefit Concert aims to alleviate poverty in rural China

A poster advertising the Nanoseed benefit concert, scheduled for this Friday. Nanoseed, founded in 2014, is a student-run nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviate poverty in areas of rural China. There are twelve branches across California, each of which is headed by three students at the school where the branch is located.

by Lauren Liu, Reporter

March 11, 2020

After months of planning, dozens of audition files and weeks of promotion, the Nanoseed Benefit Concert will bring music and dance to the Rothschild Performing Arts Center this Friday starting at 7 pm.  Tickets for this year’s concert are available at tiny.cc/nsconcert and can also be bought at b...

Annual Hoscars showcases singing, dancing and tableau talents

Vance Hirota (12) jumps over Chloe Chen (12) as a part of their contemporary dance to

by Sally Zhu and Brian Chen

February 18, 2020

More than 50 students performed in Hoscars, the upper school’s annual talent show, showcasing the musical and artistic skills of the students, on Feb. 7 during a special schedule.  Themed “Summer Olympics 2020,” the show is being held for the third year in the Rothschild Performing Arts Cen...

Love, loss and some laughter in between: Two casts of students perform in fall play “Almost, Maine”

Sarina Sharma (11), playing Ginette, smiles as she rests her head on Nicky Kriplani's (11) shoulder in the prologue of the fall play. The play,

by Sally Zhu and Lauren Liu

November 2, 2019

After weeks of preparation and a dress rehearsal on Oct. 23, two casts of students told tales of love and loss in their performances of the fall play, “Almost, Maine,'' between Oct. 24 and Oct. 26 in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center. The evening cast performed at 7:00 pm on the three show days,...

Student organizations invite new members to join at Club Fair with interactive activities

Malar Bala (10) stands by the Women in STEM (WiSTEM) poster board while Erica Cai (10) signs up. Students who still want to sign up for a club can contact club officials and ask to be put on the mailing list.

by Sriya Batchu, Reporter

September 11, 2019

This year’s annual Club Fair invited upper school students and faculty to explore and join a variety of student organizations in the RPAC lobby and the donor plaza during lunch today. Club Fair usually takes place in early September and is a place for students to share their passions with the rest of t...

Jazz groups perform in an Evening of Jazz, ending with a commemoration of graduating seniors

A saxophonist solos on top of the upper school Jazz Band's set during Evening of Jazz. Both upper schoolers and middle schoolers performed at the event, which featured an extensive set list as well as a ceremony honoring the graduating seniors.

by Esha Gohil, Reporter

April 21, 2019

Jazz groups from the Middle School and Upper School continued their annual tradition of performing in Evening of Jazz, held tonight in the Rothschild Performing Center. The show started at 6:30 p.m and ended at 9:00 p.m, with a brief 10 minute intermission in between. The night began with 6th gr...

Students leap, twirl and jump during annual “Just Dance”

Joel Morel (11) grins at the audience as he dances in perfect coordination with his fellow members of Kinetic Krew. Kinetic Krew, 
an all-boys group directed by Rachelle Haun, features dancers from 9th to 12th grade.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

April 15, 2019

As a medley of multicolored lights flush the stage, dancers prance into their starting positions and strike a pose. The music begins, and with a graceful turn, “Just Dance” begins. Six dance groups from the lower, middle and upper schools joined together on the stage of the Rothschild Performing...

Cast performs annual fall play, first in RPAC

Ellie Lang-Ree (12), in the role of Mrs. Gibbs, mimes stringing beans with Marina Logue (12), who plays Mrs. Webb.

by Michael Eng, Global Columnist

October 31, 2018

The faint smell and sizzle of bacon circulates throughout the audience while Mrs. Webb, played by Marina Logue (12), prepares breakfast on stage. Her daughter, Emily, played by Dilara Ezer (12), travels back in time to experience her 12th birthday again after dying, painfully reminiscing over her past...

Fall play cast begins rehearsals

Senior Raphael Sanche performs a line at a Sept. 17 rehearsal for the upcoming fall play,

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

September 21, 2018

Rehearsals have officially begun for the upcoming fall production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” after months of behind-the-scenes planning and preparation. The play tells the story of the lives of George and Emily, a young couple who grow up, fall in love, marry and face life’s joy...

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