Security staff leads school in active shooter drill

Security staff leads school in active shooter drill

Security guards in tactical gear joined the rest of campus in a lockdown drill Feb. 23 to ensure that students and faculty members were aware of appropriate and secure locations in the case of an active shooter. The lockdown drill was required by an amended 2018 California law, Upper School Student Discipline and Attendance Coordinator […]

Don’t run away from rejection

Don’t run away from rejection

There is an extreme vulnerability that comes with the college process. We are asked to write about our innermost dreams, reflecting on and analyzing our own identities, who we are and who we want to be. We meticulously attempt to fill out sections that have been pre-determined to be of the most value: our community […]

Political State of Mind

Political State of Mind

“Son do you know why I’m stopping you for,” music artist and Grammy-winner Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter rapped in his 2004 song “99 Problems”. “Cause I’m young and I’m black and my hat’s real low.” For Jay-Z, music has always acted as a medium to address social and political currents; in “99 Problems,” Jay-Z comments on […]

Midterms 2018: Guide to California’s Propositions

Midterms 2018: Guide to California’s Propositions

This year, many seniors will be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 United States midterms election. Here is a non-partisan guide to the 11 ballot propositions:   Proposition 1 approves $4 billion in bonds to help low-income residents such as veterans and seniors get lower-cost living. $1 billion would go to home loans for […]

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 […]

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