Alumnus runs for House

Democratic House of Representatives candidate Sanjay Patel ’95 lost Florida’s 8th Congressional District election to five-term incumbent Republican Representative Bill Posey despite posing a serious challenge, according to TCPalm, a part of the USA Today network. Patel lost the election by over 20 points. Patel’s campaign focused on preserving opportunity within the country by providing […]

Former CEO Andrew Puzder encourages students to embrace capitalism

Former CEO Andrew Puzder encourages students to embrace capitalism

Andrew Puzder, the former CEO of Carl’s Jr. and former Secretary of Labor nominee for the Trump administration, encouraged students to embrace capitalism at an all-school assembly on Monday.  Puzder also presented numerous statistics, and expressed his hope for a capitalist future of America. Puzder first discussed the origins of Carl’s Jr. to emphasize the […]

Robotics subteams win awards in skills and buildings

Robotics subteams 62B and 62X earned esteemed awards in skills and building at the VEX Chaminade Tournament at Chaminade High School on Oct. 19. Team 62B, led by Abraham Gallardo ’20 and consisting of teammates Navid Ghodsi ’21 and William Farhat ’21, became ranked among the top 50 teams in the world after winning the […]

HW Miles of Smiles hosts Halloween-themed photo booth

HW Miles of Smiles hosted a Halloween-themed photo booth to support the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. According to the organizer of the photo booth, Taia Cheng ’19, the purpose of the booth was to benefit the school community by adding to the Halloween festivities of the day, while simultaneously raising money to fund children’s […]

Stone-cutters Publishes Halloween Zine

The Stone-cutters Arts Collective published a Halloween-themed zine on Wednesday, marking their first publication of the year. Students who worked on the publication attended three workshops to hone in their ideas, which took place from Oct.15 to Oct.19. Participants were invited to use various art forms to think about and answer the question, ‘What scares […]

Middle School hosts Pollyana Conference

The Middle School hosted the second inaugural Pollyanna Conference, in which more than 250 representatives from 16 independent schools convened to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion Oct. 27. This year, attendees addressed how to combat implicit biases within a school environment. “During the conference, we talked about how our implicit biases affect how we teach, […]

New mid-year assessment schedule to be implemented

In order to allow teachers more flexibility while also alleviating students’ stress, the Scheduling Committee formulated a new plan for mid-year assessments this year, Upper School Deans Department Head Beth Slattery said. The new schedule consists of three 90-minute periods per day, with 60 or 90-minute breaks between each.  The first periods of Monday, Tuesday, […]

Science classes explore tide pools

AP Environmental Science students observed intertidal organisms in a field trip to White Pool Beach in Palos Verdes on Oct. 23.  Students had the opportunity to supplement their studies by classifying and recording the frequency of the wildlife in the tide pools. The purpose of the trip was to give students hands-on experience in collecting […]

HW Venture holds kick-off rally to begin year

Students from both campuses participated in the HW Venture kick-off rally event, where they listened to speeches from alumni keynote speakers and Venture students Sept. 27. To begin the event, alumni Sameer Gupta ’99 offered advice to students about how to utilize HW Venture and the school community. “It doesn’t need to be this shared […]

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