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 […]

Students, parents volunteer at Operation Gratitude

Students, parents volunteer at Operation Gratitude

Nearly 150 members of the school community volunteered at Operation Gratitude by writing letters to troop and making care packages and paracord bracelets Nov. 17. The HW Parents Community Service program organized the event in an effort to bring students from both campuses and their families together to help out at this month’s Assembly Day […]