School investigates social media account

The school administration identified the creator of the since-deleted Instagram account @hwmeme, which contained explicit racist, sexist, homophobic and anti-semitic references to specific members of the sophomore class, Upper School Dean of Students Jordan Church said. Students alerted Church of the account the day it was created, Sept. 26. Director of Communications Ari Engelberg was […]

Posts over Posters: How Has Social Media Impacted Modern Activism?

Posts over Posters: How Has Social Media Impacted Modern Activism?

Two months ago, Silicon Valley resident Charlotte Willner returned home from vacation to long conversations with her Pinterest co-workers about the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” family separations at the US-Mexico border. Inspired to take action, she began a Facebook fundraiser with her husband to raise over a thousand dollars to help reunite families at the border […]

Letter from the Editors: Fighting against fake news

Letter from the Editors: Fighting against fake news

Fake news. To some, it’s the Enemy of the People; to others, it’s just a joke. However, it’s not a concept to be taken lightly. At its most, fake news can sway an election. At its least, it can falsely manipulate the opinion of one person, impacting their thoughts and actions. In both cases, it […]

School working to repair underground pipe leak

School working to repair underground pipe leak

An underground water pipeline feeding to the entire campus has sprung a leak on the upper level of the parking lot near the security kiosk, Chief of Campus Operations Jim De Matte said. Security guard Randy Cordobes, who first discovered the water leak through the asphalt at around 3:10 pm yesterday, said that the plumbing […]

Senior conducts meeting on gun violence

Senior conducts meeting on gun violence

Abbie Howell ’18 led a strategy meeting discussing gun violence with Jacqueline Thompson, Senior Counsel to Congressmember Karen Bass, at the University of Southern California on Saturday. Participants discussed ways to further the conversation of gun control and planned for a town hall featuring Bass in coming weeks. “I wanted to take this to the […]

Facing the Music: Coachella Consequences

Facing the Music: Coachella Consequences

Sirus Wheaton ’19 stood alone, surrounded by hundreds of strangers. The crowd was silent in anticipation, waiting for the members of BROCKHAMPTON to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. When the band walked on stage, however, Wheaton said he no longer felt alone. “I was just there by myself,” Wheaton said. “I […]

Jack of all Stages

Jack of all Stages

When Caroline Cook ’19 asked a group of sophomores for the name of their band at Coffeehouse, they did not know what to say, bassist Sam Baron ’19 said. Baron, vocalist Charlie Kogen ’19, saxophonist Roshan Nayar ’19, drummer Jack Riley ’19, trumpeter Ryan Wixen ’19, vocalist Jordan Yadegar ’19 and guitarist Jacob Lapin ’19, […]

Stratford School hires Huybrechts as head

Former Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts will be the first Head of School at Stratford School’s high school, which will open fall of 2019. Huybrechts retired from her position at Harvard-Westlake at the end of the 2016-17 school year. During her 28 years at the school, Huybrechts filled several positions, including science and math teacher, […]

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow: Voteless but not voiceless

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow: Voteless but not voiceless

Luis Rodriguez had never imagined that walking out of his school could change history. Fifty years ago, in March of 1968, 13-year-old Rodriguez led his classmates to walk out of Richard Garvey Intermediate School in protest of Mexican-American treatment in schools. Now known as the Chicano Blowouts, or the East Los Angeles Walkouts, these walkouts […]

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