Leaders announce new Peer Support trainees

School counselor and humanities teacher Luba Bek announced the Peer Support trainees for the 2016-2017 school year in an email on Friday. The 26 sophomores were chosen from an application pool of 68 students. The group is comprised of 12 girls and 14 boys. Peer Support is a system of student-led groups on campus committed […]

Club promotes Women’s History Month activities

Club promotes Women’s History Month activities

The La Femme club organized events daily from March 21-24 to support Women’s History Month and plans to promote Denim Day April 27. The feminist group aims to raise awareness about gender equality and rape prevention with their events. La Femme will help support the upcoming Denim Day, when students are encouraged to dress in […]

Playing for the wrong team

Playing for the wrong team

My ears rang. My body shook. My feet gave in to the vibration of the wooden stands. Sweat gathered on the bridge of my nose as I caught a glimpse of the lively court, just barely able to see above the blur of bouncing bodies in front of me. Students pressed against my back and […]

Students donate to book drive

Eitan Sneider ’17 held a book drive on campus for Access Books Feb. 1-5. Access Books is an organization that focuses on providing books to students at inner-city elementary schools. The book drive collected gently-used children’s books to be delivered to Woodcrest Elementary, where volunteers worked to set up a library on Saturday. “It’s part […]

Angel Hoyang ’18 dances through life

Angel Hoyang ’18 dances through life

Angel Hoyang ’18 can still see the 2014 performance of “Tarantella” clearly today. The satin pointe shoes tapped like falling rain against the stage, at first like a rainstorm, then petering out into a silent drizzle, Hoyang recalled. Like the sea at night, the audience seemed vast and dark, holding its breath with anticipation. The […]

Sophomores attend optional productivity seminars

Sophomores attended the optional “Business of Studenting” seminars Oct. 20 to Oct. 23 to learn about stress reduction and productivity at the upper-school. Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Teacher Rob Levin is the head of the program. The first of four sessions open to sophomores, entitled “Life Beyond the Goldfish Bowl,” took place on student-elected periods […]

Student releases HW Lost and Found app

Student releases HW Lost and Found app

Brandon Lim ’16 released a new app called HW Lost and Found on Sept. 24 to create an efficient way for students to report lost items and have them returned. “I came up with the idea last year when I lost a bunch of things in a one-week span,” Lim said. “I thought, ‘Something needs […]

English teacher comes back to school after year of writing

Former teacher Ariana Kelly will return to the English department this fall after one year away from school. Kelly departed from the school following the 2014 school year in order to complete her debut non-fiction book, “Phone Booth,” set to release Sept. 15. “I spent the majority of my time away from school researching and […]