Opposing Elite Hypocrisy

Opposing Elite Hypocrisy

The royal family is always in the news, from tabloids fixated on Queen Elizabeth’s hats to Pippa Middleton’s romances to even Prince William’s receding hairline. Recently, however, a less light-hearted story circulated the media after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan Markle, took two private jet trips within roughly one week. Lavishing […]

Multifaceted Feminism

Multifaceted Feminism

The feminist movement is growing in relevance. Clothing brands are producing shirts that display witty catchphrases, and shows like “The Handmaid’s Tale” make social commentaries through female leads. Both the #MeToo and pro-choice movements are also gaining traction. Despite the growing spotlight on feminism, many people are choosing not to identify with it, including India […]

Building beliefs

Being opinionated is usually considered to be a negative characteristic. Opinionated people can be seen as picky, dogmatic or even pompous. Despite how often it is overlooked, there is immense value in the development and defense of personal viewpoints, especially for high school students. Formulating personal beliefs is a crucial aspect of entering adulthood. Outside […]

Spotify-ing Talent

Spotify-ing Talent

As his Spotify follower count ticked up by the minute, Graham Berger-Sacks ’20 grew increasingly curious about what was happening. Checking his phone anxiously between classes, possibilities began to race through his mind. When the metrics on his Spotify developer account finally updated at 9 p.m., Berger-Sacks said he could not believe his eyes. His […]

Students create films, study culture in Laos

Students create films, study culture in Laos

Students traveled to Laos over spring break as part of an HWGO! Digital Storytelling trip. Planned in collaboration with Peace Works Travel, the trip allowed student to experience Southeast Asian culture, learn about the country’s history and tell locals’ stories through both film and photography. “My photography teacher recommended [the trip] to me because it […]

State halts high-speed railroad plan

With roughly 120 miles of track already under construction in the Central Valley of California, Governor Gavin Newsom decided to halt plans to build a high-speed railroad that would have spanned from Los Angeles to San Francisco. “The project, as currently planned, would cost too much and take too long,” Newsom said during his first […]

Accept competition

Accept competition

Competition will inevitably thrive between actors auditioning for the same lead role in the school play, baseball players turning as many double plays as they can to make the Varsity team and yearbook students trying to prove their commitment to their publication with the hopes of becoming an editor. Feeling pressure to succeed, especially at […]

Start putting extra time to the test

Start putting extra time to the test

As many students struggle to bubble in all of their answers while taking the infamously time-crunched ACT, some are given between 50 and 100 percent more time to complete the exam. These students are recipients of extra time: a system created with the intent of equalizing the playing field for test-takers with learning disabilities. Unfortunately, […]

Always Game to Game

Always Game to Game

The circle shrinks, and Alex* frantically pickaxes a tree, hoping to gain materials to build a wall around himself and defend against enemy fire. Out of the corner of their eye, they see a bush camper with a Gold SCAR in hand, so they quickly switch to a Boogie Bomb and throw it in the […]

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