The birth of a masterful ping-pong champion

The birth of a masterful ping-pong champion

There comes a time in every man’s life when he reaches a crossroads. A time when he must decide who he is: if he is a peasant or a king, a novice or a master, a commoner or a champion. When I came to school for my first day of senior year, I saw a […]

Armed with Knowledge: Veterans Who Teach

Armed with Knowledge: Veterans Who Teach

On his first day at the Officer Candidates School in Quantico, Va., math teacher Kent Nealis feared that he had made a grave mistake in his life choices. He had joined the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), a program that would help him pay for college if he agreed to serve in the military. This […]

First-Degree Bern

First-Degree Bern

Legend has it that when the Grinch discovered the true meaning of Christmas, his heart grew three sizes larger. The first time I saw Bernie Sanders speak, my heart grew four. I was born into an America of massive corporate greed and concentrated political power. The only United States I have ever lived in is […]

Club combats trout depopulation

Club combats trout depopulation

The Environmental Club acquired trout eggs through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Classroom Aquarium Education Program. The club will release the trout into California waterways after the eggs hatch later this year. In the past 150 years, severe trout depopulation has occurred in California due to overharvesting, urban development and pollution, according to […]

School revises parking environmental report

The school compiled a revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) Feb. 4 for the proposed Upper School parking garage construction project after reviewing documents at the request of City Council Member Paul Krekorian. Krekorian, who represents Studio City and North Hollywood residents, requested that Harvard-Westlake submit a new geotechnical and soils report and get a […]

Novelist to visit Middle School Monday

Chinese-American graphic novelist and writer for DC Comics Gene Luen Yang will speak at the Middle School tomorrow. Yang will sign copies of his books and give workshops for student artists and creative writers, Head of Middle School Jon Wimbish said. “I’m hoping for a blend of Chinese-American experiences in comics and how he has […]

Embracing the dark side when lights go out

Embracing the dark side when lights go out

Last week, the lights in Chalmers went out. Math classrooms were thrown into chaos. Teachers struggled to restore order however they could. Without light, they were lost and confused. The school rushed to bring back the electricity, and by 6:20 p.m. the lights were back. But looking back, I wish they had stayed off. In […]

Some students, faculty turn to atheism

Some students, faculty turn to atheism

Math teacher Kevin Weis was 12 years old when he realized he didn’t believe in God. He had stopped attending Sunday school church lessons several years before, but now he was ready to fully commit to atheism. He told his parents that he would no longer attend any church functions. Weis said he changed his […]

Caught in the web of Reddit and 4chan

Caught in the web of Reddit and 4chan

At the beginning of every math class, Xavier* ’16 opens up his laptop to take notes – at least, until he becomes bored or does not feel the need to pay attention any longer. Then he opens up his web browser and types in a familiar web address: reddit.com, the self-proclaimed “front page of the […]

Pocket Man

Pocket Man

For the past few years, I have worn cargo shorts to school almost every day. Sometimes, during the winter months, I wear cargo pa­nts. I love my cargo shorts. They have enough pockets to hold my phone, any ne­­­cessary identification and other assorted items I might need. They fit loosely around my waist, but not […]

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