Slipping Through the Safety Net: Students deal with lower acceptance rates at universities

Slipping Through the Safety Net: Students deal with lower acceptance rates at universities

Lucy* ’18 sat with her friend in a near-empty McDonald’s, silently sipping her drink. As she refreshed her email, her heart sank. The word “rejection” flashed across the screen, informing her that she had just been denied from her dream school. “I felt really disappointed and confused,” Lucy said. “I was just thinking, ‘why, why, […]

Robotics places fifth at World’s

Robotics places fifth at World’s

Robotics subteam 62A members Miles Agus ’18, DJ Lesh ’18 and Cameron Schiller ’18 placed fifth at the VEX Robotics World Championships Championships in Louisville, KY. Subteam 62A was the only school team out of four total to qualify for the event. Six students from the robotics program traveled to Louisville for the competition to […]

Sophomore organizes voter registration drive

Sophomore organizes voter registration drive

One hundred and fifty students registered to vote at the voter registration drive sponsored by Our First Vote on March 16. Andrea Yagher ’20 created the organization as a peer-to-peer nonprofit to amplify the importance of millennial voting in America and mobilize the younger generation, she said. “Our mission targets high school students to register […]

Human Rights Watch Student Task Force facilitates conversation on DACA

Human Rights Watch Student Task Force facilitates conversation on DACA

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force hosted the American Youth Symphony Orchestra to facilitate conversations about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and immigration in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Monday. “The orchestra is so inspiring and I think it’s such an important conversation to have,” Human Rights Watch Student Task Force co-president and Chronicle […]

Sign-ups fill up for Valentine’s themed Coffeehouse

Sign-ups fill up for Valentine’s themed Coffeehouse

Students performed a variety of original and cover songs at the Valentine’s Day-themed Coffeehouse in Chalmers East on Feb. 12. All slots filled up five days before the original sign-up deadline, making this the first Coffeehouse this year to reach its maximum capacity. “I really enjoy Coffeehouse because I love seeing our community come together […]

Super Bowl LII used alum’s technology to maintain security

Washington County Sheriff’s Office used technology created by Visual Labs, a company founded by CEO Alex Popof ’10, to maintain security at the Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb.5.  The Sheriff’s Office was able to utilize the GPS functions on the computers to track the safety of deputies working the perimeter.  The company also had […]

School hosts debate tournament

School hosts debate tournament

Harvard-Westlake hosted 320 debaters from 10 different states for a Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate division Octafinals qualifier to the Tournament of Champions. On the first two days of the tournament, 12 of the best debaters in the country competed in the debateLA Challenge. “We try to have a more relaxed event where debaters and judges can […]

Transforming the Policy: Students and faculty reflect on the experiences of transgender people on campus

Transforming the Policy: Students and faculty reflect on the experiences of transgender people on campus

Uriah Celaya ’18, who identifies as transgender, remembered when his French teacher Simona Ghirlanda asked to talk to him after class. Nervous to speak with her, Celaya tried to recall what he could have done wrong. “I’ll protect you like a mother lion protecting her cub if anyone tries to mess with you,” Ghirlanda said, […]

Pundit Hugh Hewitt discusses ‘The Happiest Life’

Pundit Hugh Hewitt discusses ‘The Happiest Life’

The first guest speaker to voice conservative political viewpoints on campus, Emmy Award-winning radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, discussed his book, “The Happiest Life” at an all school assembly Monday. Assistant to the Head of School Michelle Bracken said that she was initially apprehensive regarding Hewitt’s presentation, but was pleasantly surprised by his ability […]