School to implement new gender policies

Following over a year of research on how students are gendered within the school, an ad-hoc committee, including middle and upper school deans, teachers and faculty, created a list of 16 to 18 recommendations in an effort to provide more inclusive opportunities on campus. The committee presented their suggestions to school administrators and departments heads, […]

HWSAA begins a new initiative to connect current students and alumni

The Student Alumni Association initiated a new digital, community-building program that connects current seniors with alumni to help students reduce stress during the college admissions process and the transition out of high school. After the SAA notified alumni of the program, 164 alumni volunteered to participate in the project, HW Works Administrator Zaakirah Daniels ’10 […]

By the Book: Fitting Teachers’ Expectations

By the Book: Fitting Teachers’ Expectations

Alexa* let out a sigh of disappointment as she trudged out of the English department office with a page of edits in one hand and a laptop in another. After meeting with her teacher about an upcoming writing assignment, she came to a realization that the words on her edited paper were not hers. Dreading […]

KHWS to be suspended indefinitely

KHWS student radio has been suspended indefinitely after exceeding its bitrate allowance Feb. 13, KHWS leader and Chronicle Digital Managing Editor Lucas Gelfond ’19 said. The station’s streaming service provider, MyRadioStream, automatically temporarily discontinued the account after multiple warnings. Gelfond said he and the other student leaders, Will Newhart ’19, Annie Wendorf ’19, and Kylie […]

Appreciate don’t appropriate

Appreciate don’t appropriate

Though Ariana Grande’s latest single “7 Rings” may have landed a place on Spotify’s Global Top 50 playlist, it also landed the artist in a pool of angry listeners that have accused her of culturally appropriating black culture in her lyrics. Just as we begin to forget the topic that has slowly disappeared beneath the […]

Deans implement new college planning software

In order to improve the college search process, the upper school deans introduced College Kickstart, a software for college planning and career assessment. The Class of 2020 will be the first class to utilize the program, Upper School Dean Celso Cardenas said. “[The deans] have been talking about College Kickstart for probably over two years,” […]

Reconciling the past: Former Nazi and Holocaust survivor share their experiences during WWII

Reconciling the past: Former Nazi and Holocaust survivor share their experiences during WWII

In an effort to inspire future change, former German Nazi Ursula Martens and Holocaust survivor Erika Jacoby shared their different experiences during World War II at an all-school assembly Wednesday. Xenia Bernal ’19 hosted the speakers in partnership with the Righteous Conversations Project, a program of the non-profit organization Remember Us. Bernal said that, in […]

Government shutdown impacts school community

Government shutdown impacts school community

When Sam’s* friends first told him about the government shutdown during winter break, he was initially shocked by the news. His disbelief, however, quickly turned into concern as he thought about the thousands of government employees who would be without pay. The government shutdown began at midnight on Dec. 21, which caused all non-essential federal […]

Students contract whooping cough

Eight students across both the middle and upper school campuses were diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, Community Health Officer Milo Sini said in an email Dec. 18.  The school notified only the parents of students who share classes or activities with those infected. This is the second consecutive year the highly contagious […]