The other war for equality

The other war for equality

When I learn about war in history class, I am taught about the brave men who serve their country and risk their lives for the freedom of others. When I read stories about military activity in the news, I see pictures of men in head-to-toe uniform with stone-cold faces that embody the courage of a […]

Students compete in math exam contest

Upper school students were encouraged to participate in the annual American High School Math Competition that took place Feb. 2. Last year, 98 students took part in the competition to see where they stood nationally among high school math students. Two tests were administered, including the AMC 10 for 10th graders only and the AMC 12 […]

Director Spike Jonze discusses the making of ‘Her’

Director Spike Jonze discusses the making of ‘Her’

Writer and director Spike Jonze and editor Eric Zumbrunnen spoke about the thought process of making their 2013 film “Her” after a screening of the movie at this year’s second Cinema Sunday Jan. 17 hosted by performing arts and cinema studies teacher Ted Walch. Jonze spoke about his intentions behind the making of the film, […]

London Alexander ’18 is on track for success

London Alexander ’18 is on track for success

As she tightened the last needle spike on her neon pink and yellow Nikes, London Alexander ’18 was ready to face what she considers to be the most important race of her track and field career. It was the 2012 Junior Olympics in Baltimore and Alexander’s first national competition. Head down, she gradually made her […]

Students on Vietnam trip to run social media accounts

Students going on the HW Go! Vietnam Digital Storytelling trip Jan. 15-24 will run Instagram and Snapchat accounts so students can stay updated with those on the trip. Those interested in social media updates can follow the Instagram account hwphoto2 and the Snapchat account hwvietnam. With trip leaders Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke and upper […]

Student holds fundraiser

Student holds fundraiser

Emily Rahhal ’17 was named ABC’S “Cool Kid” of the week for hosting a nonprofit fundraiser for the National Veterans Foundation on Nov. 7 to raise funds for veterans returning home from deployment. Rahhal learned about the organization and was inspired to get involved after meeting her father’s friend Shad Meeshad, the founder and president […]

CNN producer speaks to Video Art and Photography classes

CNN producer speaks to Video Art and Photography classes

Senior Producer for CNN Politics Gabe Ramirez spoke to combined arts classes Oct. 29 about his experience with the network for 16 years, including his work in photojournalism and videography. Focusing on on-air production and CNN digital, Ramirez has reported on stories such as the combat in Iraq, 2010 Haiti earthquake and every presidential election […]

Fanatics announce Fanatic Fest details at assembly

With Homecoming approaching Saturday, the Head Fanatics announced the details of this week’s Fanatic Fest festivities at today’s assembly, and students also made additional announcements detailing upcoming school-wide events. To lead up to the pep rally on Friday, each day this week has a specific dress theme. Themes included “Marvel Monday,” “Twin Tuesday” and “Western […]

Seniors participate in annual ring ceremony

Seniors participate in annual ring ceremony

The Class of 2016 joined together on Ted Slavin Field Sunday evening to receive rings or pins in the annual Senior Ring Ceremony. “We gather today with purpose for a celebration that takes on symbolic significance. The tokens that we will be given represent wholeness and commitment,” senior prefect Adam Yaron ’16 said to open […]

Students to attend Homecoming Formal

Upper school students are invited to attend the third annual Homecoming Formal dance in Taper Gymnasium on Oct. 10 hosted by Prefect Council. The dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m., and the doors will close at 8 p.m. until the end of the dance. Semi-formal attire and limos are allowed. The dance this […]