Lucy Kim ’19 studies political uprisings in South Korea

In an effort to discover South Korea’s history and learn more about the culture that her family grew up in, Lucy Kim ’19 traveledmet Na Kyung Taek, a famous photographer who risked his life to take photos of the Gwangju Uprising, and interviewed Spokesperson Kim Hyun, who was a major figure for the Democratic Party […]

Zane Grenoble ’19 retraces path of Spanish Reconquista

Combining his interests in world history, poetry, the Spanish language and cycling, Zane Grenoble ’19 traveled to southern Spain to retrace the path of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar’s victories over the moors during the Reconquista. Grenoble, traveling alone, cycled roughly 200 miles from Albarracín and to Albufera over nine days following Vivar’s conquest. Vivar, also […]

Samantha Ko ’19 studies traditional painting in Korea

Chronicle Art Director Samantha Ko ’19, the recipient of the HWGo! Asia Initiative fellowship, spent the first three weeks of her summer studying how to paint in the Korean traditional style and learned about South Korean culture in Bundang, a city in South Korea. “I wanted to learn how that type of painting differed from […]

Prova-iding the best: Seniors launch company

Prova-iding the best: Seniors launch company

After nearly two years of preparation, Jonathan Damico ’19 and Cameron Schiller ’19 launched Prova Design Backpacks, a start-up company that manufactures redesigned versions of the traditional school bag. “We’re really happy with the success of our Kickstarter,” Schiller said. “It’s insane. Within the first day we raised $26,000, which is mind-boggling for us. Our […]

Sophomore teaches robotics in Ethiopian middle school

Sophomore teaches robotics in Ethiopian middle school

Over the course of the five-day camp he created, Futterman used LEGO Mindstorms EV3 technology to introduce the basics of designing, programming and operating simple robots. Futterman said he was inspired to share his knowledge, experience and passion for robotics after hearing from Ethiopia Health Aid that students in Gode Village were eager to learn. […]

PA protests air traffic over school

 In response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s public proposal to place two GPS waypoints over Ventura Blvd. and Valley Vista Blvd., HW Parent Association President Kairavi Daum (Maddy ’18, Alex ’20, Isabella ’23) encouraged all parents to submit comments against the project in an email Aug. 22. The FAA’s project would utilize new satellite technology […]

Senior named LA County Youth Poet Laureate

Sophie Kim ’19 was selected as the 2018 Los Angeles Country Youth Poet Laureate from a record number of applicants.  Over the course of the next year, Kim will also work with Penmanship Books to publish a compilation of her original poetry. The Youth Poet Laureate is an initiative of Urban Word Los Angeles, an […]

Thill to teach at the Episcopal School of LA

Math teacher Bill Thill will depart at the end of this year and work as the math department head at the Episcopal School of Los Angeles. At his new school, Thill will be leading his colleagues in restructuring their existing program. “[My new position] is a great opportunity to utilize the things I’ve learned in […]

First and Third Assembly schedule to change for upcoming school year

“First and Third Wednesday” assemblies will follow a different schedule next  school year, Assistant Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken announced at the final assembly of the year. Instead of the current schedule, where assemblies are held bimonthly, students will attend only one assembly on the first Wednesday of every month. Overseen by Community and Character […]