More than just paper clips

Packing my backpack and stepping outside of my front door, I imagined the beautiful campuses that I would be walking across for the next six years of my life. I was the most excited anyone could be, and I was confident that my enthusiasm would never vanish. About thirty minutes into the first class, I […]

Nailed it

Nailed it

“Nailed It!”, a Netflix reality show that showcases home bakers, who simply, cannot bake. Even before I clicked the play button, I knew that this show would be life-changing. And no, I am not exaggerating. Growing up, I have always enjoyed watching cooking shows on television. When my favorite show, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was not […]

Don’t hesitate to procrastinate

After a long day of strenuous schoolwork, the devil on your shoulder urging you to put off all your work and play Candy Crush can seem like the deadliest thing to your high school career, but in reality it may not be completely in the wrong. Studies have shown that procrastinating will boost creativity and […]

The Indu-sputed Truth: Holiday Edition

Jewish students protest War on Hanukkah __ Jewish students protest the school’s War on Hanukkah. ‘Tis the season to be jolly, indeed. Students claim that the school is placating snowflakes by including Christmas decorations in the lounge. “People are too afraid to say ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ these days,” Brent Wood said, flailing around his Starbucks peppermint […]

Seeking beauty in anything

“What is beauty to you?” Here is the irony. Two judges at the 1st round of a beauty pageant asked me this question. Yet, I had no idea what to say. As I sat there with a blank mind, I engaged in a brief eye staring contest with the judges and played thumb war with […]

Stop Sucking

Stop Sucking

Let’s face it, you suck. I suck. We suck together. But we can stop sucking and that’s my challenge to you, HW. We at HW need to do our part to help reduce toxic plastic pollution. The Strawless Ocean Initiative of the Lonely Whale Foundation has started a campaign, #stopsucking, to encourage people to stop […]

Phoneless Life

Phoneless Life

It was on a Tuesday winter afternoon. I was meeting with my teacher right before the buses left and that was when my day began to morph into a disaster. 3:12 p.m. — I walked out of the office. 3:13 p.m. — I was running towards the parking lot. 3:14 p.m. — I just passed […]

Made in Korea: Reflecting on Multiculturalism

Made in Korea: Reflecting on Multiculturalism

Winter break is a time for rest and travel. As I am enjoying my staycation, I will write about my favorite place to travel to while pondering about the culture that comes with it: I was born in Los Angeles. I am an American. My parents were born in South Korea. They are Korean. It […]

Overcoming the Pressure

Overcoming the Pressure

What do you want to be when you grow up? This was a question that haunted me every night in my sleep. I didn’t know. When I was six, my mom showed me a documentary on cardiac surgeons. It was fascinating. I started thinking that I want to be one of the people on the […]

Speaker presents to technology class

Speaker presents to technology class

Google employee and programmer James Stout spoke about the programming formulas and principles behind Google’s self-driving car to computer science classes March 4. Stout, who is a software engineering manager at Google and the brother of mathematics teacher Andy Stout, described the history and principles of Google’s self-driving car and discussed the field of robotics. […]