Mystery writer speaks to English class

Mystery writer speaks to English class

Winner of the 2019 Edgar Award and 2015 Anthony Award Leslie Klinger spoke to the English IV: Criminal Minds class about his career studying Sherlock Holmes on Sept. 11. Klinger said he considers himself “the world’s first consulting Sherlockian,” a scholar of the fictional private detective Sherlock Holmes. Klinger began the virtual session with a […]

Students participate in Community Service Week

Students participate in Community Service Week

Community Council coordinated the second Community Service Week of the year from Feb. 24 to 27 to raise awareness about homelessness. The week included a bake sale, speakers at the sophomore and junior class meetings and a hands-on activity to assemble hygiene kits at the senior class meeting. The goal of Community Service Week  Michelle […]

Entrepreneurs tackle STEM issues

Entrepreneurs tackle STEM issues

After receiving positive feedback from students, the school hosted its second Hackathon of the year where students applied programming skills to creative projects Feb. 15 to 16 in the Mudd Library, Hackathon Organizing Team member Jacky Zhang ’21 said. Hackathon Organizing Team arranges a different schedule  To ensure that participants remained well-rested, the Hackathon Organizing […]

Gaming Club forms online sports league

Science teacher Richard Vo, the sponsor of the Gaming Club, and several students have formed the school’s first esports team. The group has already begun competing in a league with other West Coast high schools using a website called PlayVS, an official online esports league. Club competes in competitions Vo said he hopes to help […]

iHW app records student attendance

iHW app records student attendance

The iHW app was recently updated to include a function that allows students to check in and out of school using their phones, eliminating the need for sign out sheets. Preciado discusses the benefits of the app  Previously used only to show daily schedules and IDs, the app now includes a tab that allows seniors […]

New York Times reporter shares experiences

New York Times reporter shares experiences

Katherine Rosman, a Features reporter for The New York Times, spoke to staff members of The Chronicle about her experiences in professional journalism. Rosman discusses her beginning years as a journalist  Rosman’s first job was at a fashion magazine as an assistant, and though she said she initially was assigned only menial tasks, her enthusiasm […]

Artist displays work in Feldman-Horn Gallery

Artist displays work in Feldman-Horn Gallery

The visual arts department invited artist Jenny Yurshansky on campus to serve as the Upper School’s first artist in residence. Yurshansky’s exhibition “Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory” in Feldman-Horn gallery was opened to the community on Friday. The Artist in Residence program invites an artist on campus to exhibit their artwork and teach classes about their […]

Robotics team continues success

Robotics team continues success

Seven upper school robotics teams participated in the CAMS VEX robotics tournament at Cabrillo High School on Nov. 23. Katie Mumford ’20 led team 62X to victory, going undefeated throughout the competition. Team members win awards  During the finals, team 62X, represented at the tournament by Mumford and Isaac Dienstag ’21, defeated team 62A, which […]

HWSAA expresses thanks for alumni

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) hosted its second annual Thankathon on Dec. 2. The Thankathon is a way for students to connect with the larger school community and to express gratitude, SAA member Cory Porter ’22 said. “The Student Alumni Association allows us to not only reach out and get in touch with [alumni], but […]

Youth activists convene at Junior State of America conference

Several students from the Junior State of America (JSA) club attended the Fall State Convention at the Hyatt Regency Orange County from Nov. 23 to 24. Attendees took part in fairs, panels and debates that focused on various political issues and activism initiatives. JSA conference includes many activities to increase political knowledge Discussion topics included […]

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