The 7th annual Darfur Benefit Show was a fantastic display of Athenian talent last night. Faculty, staff, and students donated handmade items for auction and more than 30 students performed musical and dance ensembles. The performances were peppered with informational speeches about the history and current situation in Darfur by students in the Holocaust Seminar.
by Julia Cohen ’13
Curly hair, bright smile, glasses slightly askew—Mark Mendelson is not your run of the mill teacher. However, this may result from the fact that Mark Mendelson does not teach a run of the mill class. His classroom has no chairs, desks, or whiteboards, and he does not give praise in the form of grades, but rather in copious amounts of candy. While in any other class climbing on objects may be discouraged, Mark encourages it—in fact, you cannot be in his class without climbing around 10 feet in the air. Sound too good to be true?
by Lauren Santo Domingo ’15
As she wipes her hair out of her eyes, Athenian student Annalise Stevenson, representing the United States, prepares for her final spar against her Venezuelan opponent. The two competitors take their stances, looking deep into each other’s eyes, trying to find any possible weakness. It’s overtime, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. Stevenson tunes out the roars and screams of the crowd as she zeros in on the only person left who stands in her way of receiving her bronze medal.
Alicia Dantzker, Athenian’s newest biology teacher, is a national-level competitive Ultimate player. Alicia started playing Ultimate in college for Stanford and has played in competitive adult leagues ever since. Alicia is currently part of a Bay Area team called Fury, which has won the national prize seven years in a row! This year’s championship was […]
President & Vice President: Barack Obama & Joe Biden
Proposition 33–AUTO INSURANCE COVERAGE BASED ON DRIVER’S HISTORY: NO
Proposition 34–REPEAL THE DEATH PENALTY: YES
Proposition 35–INCREASE HUMAN TRAFFICKING PENALTIES: YES
Proposition 36–REVISES THREE STRIKES LAW: YES
Proposition 37–LABELING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS: YES
Mock election at school tomorrow, November 6! Make sure you know your ballot measures.