An analysis of Affirmative Action

Last year, the Chronicle published an article called “Slipping Through the Safety Net: Students deal with lower acceptance rates at universities.” The matriculation statistics in big text were terrifying, and I recall loud, panicked discussion of our college prospects. Students seemed worried that the “Harvard-Westlake advantage” had been lost. Too often do students seem to […]

Kid Cudi addresses mental health stigma

Kid Cudi addresses mental health stigma

Grammy award-winning musical artist Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi spoke about the stigma surrounding mental health in the black community in an all-school assembly hosted by the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club on Wednesday. “People are struggling right now from mental illness,” Mescudi said. “They don’t have answers, and sometimes, music is all that’s there […]

Senioritis: don’t let it catch you

Senioritis: don’t let it catch you

Senioritis, noun. An illness afflicting second semester seniors that renders them incapable of completing their work or engaging in their classes as usual. Our school seems to have a particularly dramatic strain of it spreading around. Jan. 18 is a time many seniors seem to have mentally designated as a time of mass relief. The […]

Activities List: Beyond 150 Characters

Activities List: Beyond 150 Characters

“Reporting activities can help a college better understand your life outside of the classroom,” the Common Application reads. “Your activities may include arts, athletics, clubs, employment, personal commitments, and other pursuits. Do you have any activities that you wish to report?” The dreaded “activities list” offers space for 10 activities an applicant deems important, asking […]

Offices in Chalmers redesigned

Offices in Chalmers redesigned

The school completed a remodel of Chalmers Hall over the summer, including the relocation and expansion of several administrative offices and a remodel of the math department office.In addition to its old space, the math department office incorporates the former dean conference room. The larger office also includes space for new math teachers Michael Burnett, […]

Moore says, ‘every day [was] a new experience’

Performing arts teacher Christopher Moore will be leaving the school this year to what he describes as “semi-retire” in Ashland, Ore. shortly after graduation. In his 26 years at the school, Moore produced student productions and the annual Playwrights Festival. He said the festival was memorable for him because it is so unique for a […]

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