Season cut short after weak finish

Despite aiming for higher results, the girls’ varsity softball team finished its run at CIF Playoffs with a loss to Templeton in the quarter-finals Thursday, but secured a 7-1 league record and became Mission League Champions. “I’m really proud of our team this season,” outfielder Lauren Witmer ’19 said. “I think in this [Templeton] game […]

‘Birding’ Takes Flight

‘Birding’ Takes Flight

Sunday evening, while other students labored over their English essays and crammed for their math exams the next day, Jonathan Damico ’19 cruised alongside the PCH. As he turned toward the setting sun, Damico wasn’t viewing the misty ocean front or a watercolor sky, but instead he was looking out toward the bike path. He […]

Jones creates school’s first Diversity Council

The newly created Diversity Council will hold its first meeting June 2 as the first step in a five-year strategic plan to increase diversity in more areas of the school initiated by the DEI office. The council will be comprised of around 25 different faculty members and parents. “We are looking to do more with […]

Recognizing our heroic struggles

“Avengers: Infinity War” Spoiler: Superheroes are real people too. The end of my junior year was dominated by two things: cramming inefficiently for APs and subject tests and eagerly anticipating the release of superhero movies. Everybody loves superhero movies. Comic book geeks, professional critics and high school students all flock to the theaters when the […]

It’s about time: director Ava DuVernay promotes activism

Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Ava DuVernay urged students and faculty members to help overcome societal prejudices and recognize their own privilege at the all-school Brown Family Assembly on Monday. As the first woman of color to direct a $100 million film with her most recent movie, “A Wrinkle in Time,” DuVernay emphasized the importance […]

Focus on goals earns Softball early wins

Focus on goals earns Softball early wins

Following a strong season last year, the girls’ softball team has defeated key rivals to hold a 3-0 league record and is currently on the hunt for another league championship. After becoming Mission League champions and reaching quarterfinals in CIF last year, players said that they feel motivated to uphold their current undefeated streak. “I […]

Spring Into Action: Community bonds over third annual Spring Festival

Spring Into Action: Community bonds over third annual Spring Festival

Students and faculty members participated in a variety of competitive events including dodgeball, table tennis and Wii karaoke, and ate In-N-Out Burger during Community and Character Committee’s third annual Spring Festival March 23. Community and Character Committee hosted the event to foster a sense of community and allow students and teachers to have a break […]

BLACC celebrates Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club invited Black Panther Party leader and Harvard-Westlake grandparent Ericka Huggins (Jay Lassiter ’20) to speak to students and faculty. The club also hosted a screening of the film “Black Panther.” BLACC hoped to promote equality and progress for minority groups through the […]

School addresses bullying, marginalization following security threat

Affinity groups and counselors addressed bullying and marginalization on campus after a threatening social media message posted by Jonathan Martin ’08 alluded to bullying. The post resulted in school closure Feb. 23. Martin expressed that his resentment toward the school emerged from the isolation he experienced as one of the few minority students on campus […]