Malady Media As I grapple with newfound free time from reclaimed hours of commute and the sudden absence of extracurriculars, I’ve found myself on a desperate, constant search for new things to read and watch. Of course, some of what I’ve found myself looking for has been simple... Read More Celebrity livestreams to watch while social distancing While the world practices social distancing, we’ve been invited into the private homes of celebrities; John Legend, Lizzo, Hozier, Ellen DeGeneres and more entertainers have taken to social media to connect with their isolated fans. Take a look at some of our favorite... Read More Ending in a mediocre place t’s possible that The Good Place is one of the only shows in recent years to address such a difficult task as answering the question “What happens after we die?” with nuance, humor, and just the right... Read More An adaptation that elevates print: Just Mercy is emotionally evocative and raw N early two dozen eager but slightly skeptical faces greet attorney Bryan Stevenson when he visits client Walter McMillian’s family in his book Just Mercy. Stevenson dedicates his time to answering their questions and listening to their concerns of Walter being on... Read More Successful steel drums program continues to develop On Feb. 16, 19 students and five chaperones from the steel drum band boarded a flight to St. Lucia to practice and learn from Andy Narell, a world-renowned steel drum musician. Led by music director of 16 years, Jim M., this is the latest step in the immense expansion... Read More Exploring the music of the Civil Rights Movement artin Luther King Jr. Day has historically been celebrated over one full day at the Upper School, but this year’s programming—focused on the music of the civil rights movement—was spread out over one week.... Read More Nueva parent writes New York Times Bestseller T he Wongs have many rules, both spoken and unspoken. No wasting money, no drinking. Dress like a nun, curfew at 10 p.m., straight A’s, and many more. Ever Wong’s goal for this summer—away from her parents and in a foreign country—is to break them all. Released Jan.... Read More Medi(Joker) A fter watching “Joker,” my feelings about it are just as mixed as they were when I entered the theatre. On one hand, the acting is skilled and the movie comes across as having a far higher pro- duction value than its <$70 million budget would imply. On the other,... Read More Lessons on compassion in “Harvey” T he premise sounds like something out of a demented Mary Poppins movie—a large, six-foot, invisible rabbit, a whirlwind comedy of errors involving a misdiagnosis of insanity, and a monologuing cab driver all figure into the story, but don’t let its quirky tone trick... Read More Chung Dam Restaurant: a delicious junction for Korean culinary traditionalists and Silicon Valley t’s wise to make a reservation ahead of time if you decide to go to Chung Dam. It’s one of Silicon Valley’s many Korean restaurants, located near a bubble of tech giant campuses. Serving both lunch and... Read More Culture v DRAMA MUSIC VISUAL ARTS FOOD STEEL DRUM BAND PLAYS FOR NAIS AND DISNEYLAND The Nueva steel drum band, led by music teacher Jim Munzenrider, performs at Disneyland as a preface for the NAIS after winning a competition to perform. TWO NEW FILMS ABOUT RUTH BADER GINSBURG REVEAL HER CONTINUED IMPACT ON POP CULTURE An examination of the cultural impact of the two new films on Justice Ginsburg. Finding the Perfect Pitch The Nueva Soundwave explore a capella and attempt to improve their abilities with Deke Sharon, composer for the Pitch Perfect films’ soundtracks. Coffeehouse celebrates art and music The first biannual Nueva Coffeehouse features performances from various writers, artists, and musicians. What's Cookin'? A profile on Nueva student chef Merix G., as he explains his Quest for this year and how his heritage has informed his cooking. Cliché or Replay? A review and comparison of three films—The Kissing Booth, Sierra Burgess is a Loser, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before—that examines their cultural impacts and their history. Parade Musical A review of and advertisement for Parade, an upcoming Nueva musical. Nueva Soundwaves An introduction of the Nueva Soundwaves, a new school organization of a capella singers.