Rachel Kaye - Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Animal dissections for science classes at Milken have been occurring for many years now. Each year as part of the anatomy unit, the biology honors classes dissect rats and the Anatomy and Physiology class dissects fetal pigs. Occasionally, smaller organisms such as squid, flowers or insects are dismembered too.
Rachel Kaye - Monday, January 24, 2011
Debbie Friedman, legendary singer, songwriter, and recording artist, died in an Orange County hospital on Sunday, January 9 after being hospitalized for several days due to pneumonia.
Rachel Kaye - Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I often hear the statement that classical music is dying out and does not have a future. However, I believe that classical music is continuing because of its rapid transformation through technical innovation and its adaptation to new, evolving norms in the music world.
Rachel Kaye - Sunday, April 17, 2011
That Tuesday we had class from 8:30 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. This was one of the most intense days of learning that I have ever had in my life. Our day of learning was divided into four different time periods: 1933-1939, which marked the period when Hitler rose to power, 1939-1941, when World War Two began and the Ghettos were established, 1941-1945, when the mass exterminations took place, and 1945, the conclusion of World War Two.
Rachel Kaye - Monday, June 6, 2011
Last week my Tiferet group went on a tiyul to the Golan Heights. We learned about the ongoing Israeli- Arab conflict in great depth. Our first stop was Mitzpeh Gadot, which offered a stunning view overlooking the Golan Heights. My core teacher sat my class in a shady area and began to tell us about the historical connection between the Jewish People and the Golan Heights.
Rachel Kaye - Wednesday, February 8, 2012
One would expect, like most fellow Angelenos, that Milken teachers commute around Los Angeles by car. But this is not necessarily the case. Several teachers utilize alternative, unique forms of transportation.
Rachel Kaye - Friday, September 23, 2011
Three months ago, I came home, walked into my kitchen and was surprised to see my brother eating tofu and drinking soymilk. Before then, he had always been a carnivore. I did not understand the motives for this change, but instead of explaining verbally, he merely handed me a pamphlet resting across the table. The pamphlet, entitled “What Meat Really Is,” taught me so much about the terrible practices of the meat industry.
Rachel Kaye - Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The fish tank in the biology room has always intrigued me. It is probably the most beautiful and soothing phenomenon on campus. During biology, I often find myself mesmerized by the sight of the carefree multi-colored fish roaming around aimlessly.