Community reflects on MLK Day

Monday marked the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which many view as especially poignant this year, as it occurred after a year full of awareness of the country’s systematic racial injustices. History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day First celebrated in 1986 under President Ronald Reagan and celebrated annually on the third Monday […]

Stone-Cutters release Winter Tabloid virtually

The HW Stone-Cutters released their Winter Tabloid this week, featuring 16 student works spanning six artistic mediums. The 24 student team has accepted and refined submissions since November and celebrated their publication with a Zoom open mic. The group met weekly to discuss their plans, record notes, promoting and evaluating pieces and eventually entered the […]

Videos memorializing 2020 shared during Community Flex Time

Students and faculty presented videos commemorating the end of 2020 during the school’s Community Flex Time on Dec. 15. Reverend Anne Gardner began the webinar by expressing gratitude toward those who have participated in previous Flex Time activities. “I really appreciate having this time together as a community because it gives me a chance to […]

Students to participate in poetry festival

Poetry organization Wider Than The Sky and upper school literary magazine Stone-Cutters will host a virtual workshop discussing bilingual poetry Sunday. Wider Than The Sky hosts monthly writing workshops for students and an annual two-day festival in April. The workshop will be the third event of the year for Wider Than the Sky and their […]

Upper Schoolers named as YoungArts Award recipients in multiple categories

Upper Schoolers named as YoungArts Award recipients in multiple categories

14 student artists secured the titles of Finalist, Honorable Mention and Merit across multiple disciplines in the National YoungArts Foundation’s annual competition for teen artists, called the YoungArts Awards. Baxter Chelsom ’23 won a Finalist title in photography. His portfolio follows his father’s relationship with family and art. Chelsom said he uses a camera to […]

Venture hosts social impact event

Venture hosts social impact event

HW Venture hosted a Social Impact Panel with four speakers working in the community service and entrepreneurship fields Nov. 17. All of the speakers spoke about their work helping others in their surrounding communities and about what inspired them to get involved. Four speakers attended HW Venture’s Social Impact Panel. Katlyn Grasso spoke about her […]

COVID-19 cases surge in L.A.

COVID-19 cases surge in L.A.

A recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County has led to more restrictions for citizens and local businesses, especially restaurants. The United States leads the world in total cases and deaths, and the rate of new cases is on the rise, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Los Angeles has […]

Seven students win awards at TritonMUN

Seven Model United Nations students won awards at the virtual UC San Diego TritonMUN Fall conference on Nov. 7. At the conference, students discuss global issues on topics such as climate displacement, refugees and space colonization. According to first-time conference attendee and Honorable award winner Stephen Purdum ’22, students must collaborate and foster effective solutions […]

Students invited back to campus for social activities

In an email to upper school students, Prefect Council announced that the campus will be open to students to participate in small group activities starting the week of Nov. 9. Attending these group activities will not be mandatory and students will be allowed back on campus once a week, according to Prefect Council. According to […]

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