Resnick discusses changes to proposed AP limits policy

Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick shared newly developed details of the administration’s AP limit proposal with students at the second of five meetings to discuss the proposed limits Wednesday during sixth period. The administration has now decided that the new policy will only limit the number of AP classes, not honors classes, students can […]

Administrators forget to cancel AP limits meeting

No members of faculty nor Prefect Council attended the third of four open meetings to talk about AP limits, which was scheduled to take place Monday during Activities. Several students arrived and waited for members of the administration to arrive, but none showed up. Administrators did attend a meeting during second period Monday. Interim Head of Upper […]

Eyes Wide Shut: Students Suffering from Sleep Disorders

Eyes Wide Shut: Students Suffering from Sleep Disorders

When Lucas Perez ’16 finally starts to fall asleep, he hears a siren blare. Its chaotic, high pitch mingles with a shrieking wail. The sounds grows louder, and the chaos builds until it’s all he hears. A migraine develops, pulsating in his brain to the beat of his racing heart. He tries to move his […]

Doctor’s Orders: Using and Abusing Medical Marijuana Cards

Doctor’s Orders: Using and Abusing Medical Marijuana Cards

Colorful sugar-dusted gummy edibles. A medical bottle packed with a few grams. Perfectly-rolled joints packaged in plastic tubes and a Bic lighter enameled with a gopher graphic.   These items lay askew on the console of Ali’s* ’16 car as she and her boyfriend stared at the assortment, their mouths agape. It was not the […]

No homework holidays: all work and no play

No homework holidays: all work and no play

I still remember how restless I was that Monday night, my mind anxiously recounting my day the way it tends to when I stare too long at the ceiling about my bed. I retrospect, it was a perfect type of day. But that day is tainted in my memory. I added cream to my coffee […]

Seniors to wear white at graduation

The senior class voted to all wear white gowns and caps to graduation this year, following the decision to end the tradition of female seniors wearing white gowns and male seniors wearing black gowns. The administration and Prefect Council said that they asked the seniors to make this change to promote inclusivity for all students. […]

Seniors to wear white robes at graduation

The Class of 2017 will wear white gowns and caps to graduation this year following the decision to end the tradition of girls wearing white gowns and boys wearing black gowns in order to promote inclusivity. Prefect Council sent a survey to seniors where they could choose whether they would prefer wearing white or black gowns and […]

Bonus Points: Are Expensive Tutors Worth It?

Bonus Points: Are Expensive Tutors Worth It?

Blake Wong ’17 sat across from his tutor, reciting his answers to the latest ACT practice test. The room, he said, felt like home, flooded with natural light and complete with warm wooden cabinets. “Yup,” “Yes,” “Correct,” his tutor said after each answer. His anticipation was rising after each correct answer. “Could this be the […]

Jolly Good Fellows: 2016 Summer Fellowships

Jolly Good Fellows: 2016 Summer Fellowships

Max Robertson: Japan By Sabrina de Brito Walking through a five-story designer clothing store in Tokyo, Max Robertson ‘17 said he was surprised to find some of the clothes in glass cases, as if the shop were a museum. The clothes were mixed in with other pieces of art on display, an homage to how […]

Students, alumni convene for first HW Venture event

Students, alumni convene for first HW Venture event

Students gathered in the Kutler Center Monday for the inaugural HW Venture meeting, in which alumni and faculty shared personal experiences in the tech industry and at startups. Venture is a group that focuses on innovation and idea sharing within the school community. During the meeting, students discussed ideas for the future of Venture, including a […]