Photography student awarded second place in annual National Geographic competition

Cole Heine ’19 won second place in the annual National Geographic 2018 High School Photography Contest. With over 5,000 entries from across the country, this year’s competition was the most competitive on record. The judging committee publicly released the competition results March 13. Heine took his winning photograph last summer during a National Geographic Student […]

Helping hands: Community Council hosts Community Service Week

Community Council hosted Community Service Week to benefit a variety of charitable organizations March 5-9. Students kicked off the week by decorating posters to support the children participating in the Special Olympics on Friday. In partnership with Ocean Park Community Center, sophomores made hygiene kits for homeless teens around Los Angeles during class meeting. The […]

Students teach pre-schoolers

Student members of TriSCI volunteered at the Mar Vista Family Center on Feb. 6 to teach science to preschool students. TriSCI, a student-founded non-profit, aims to improve girls’ confidence and interest in the sciences. TriSCI has been teaching lessons at Mar Vista for the past three years. Typically, three to six volunteers teach around 15 […]

Unify for UNICEF: photos chosen for show

Unify for UNICEF: photos chosen for show

UNICEF selected the work of seven student artists to be auctioned at the organization’s 2018 Next Generation Art Party on Feb. 24. Professional wedding and fashion photographer and vice chair of the fundraising auction Rebecca Yale ’06 encouraged students to submit their work. Students whose photographs were chosen are invited to attend the event where […]

Students attend Talk Project meeting

Talk Project representative Ashley Cooper spoke to students interested in presenting at this year’s workshops to inform them about the training process and begin organizing the curriculum on Jan. 29. The Talk Project is a peer-to-peer sexual violence awareness program. Each year, participants give a presentation about issues including sexual assault, rape and consent culture […]

Wedding and fashion photographer speaks to students

Photographer Rebecca Yale ’06 spoke to Photography III students about her work as a professional wedding and fashion photographer and critiqued the students’ most recent project on Jan. 23. While visiting, Yale showed students some of her wedding and fashion photographs and discussed the struggles and rewards of being a professional photographer.  “My favorite part […]

Library to extend operating hours following new after-school rules

Beginning Jan. 22, students who wish to remain on campus after 4 p.m. will be required to stay in adult-supervised areas, as individual classrooms and gathering places will be locked. To provide students with a place to work until the 6:15 p.m. late bus, the Mudd Library will stay open until 6 p.m. daily. Previously, […]

Chronicle reaches finals in competition

The Chronicle moved on to the final round of the First Amendment Press Freedom Award competition, which is presented to a school that supports the First Amendment through its student media. The Chronicle was one of seven publications in the U.S. selected as a finalist. When the “Right on Point” podcast was published in September, […]

Students and alumni discuss the class gift

The student-alumni association held a meeting on Jan. 8 to discuss the Senior Gift campaign. Every year, the senior class decides on an item they want to pool their money towards to give back to the HW community as their departing gift. The senior representatives from the HWSAA serve on a committee headed by Assistant […]

Founder of HW Inc. speaks to students about cryptocurrency

Founder of HW Inc. speaks to students about cryptocurrency

HW Inc. founder Nick Abouzeid ’15 spoke to students Tuesday about his experience with cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin, and its power to compete with modern banks. Cryptocurrency is an online medium of decentralized exchange using cryptography to secure transactions, rather than a central bank or administrator. “The benefit is that Bitcoin is an untouchable, provable store […]