Double Tap

Double Tap

  Emma Topp, an Instagram influencer with over fifty thousand followers, scrolled through her morning feed to discover Instagram will be hiding likes from other users. Topp began to wonder how her career would change, particularly how she would gain sponsored content, if Instagram’s policy were to be implemented. “I think it’ll affect the influencer […]

On the Edge

On the Edge

As Sierra* ’21 sat on the cold, unwelcoming linoleum floor of a residential treatment center, she said she felt alone and misunderstood, isolated by a mental illness that was misrepresented by both her real surroundings and the media. Sierra’s struggle with serious depression began in winter of 2017, soon after she switched anxiety medications and […]

Carpool1ng

Carpool1ng

Standing in her driveway at 7 a.m., Kylie Azizzadeh ’21 waited for her carpool to pick her up. She thought excitedly about her commute to school, complete with close friends, upbeat music and fulfilling conversations.“There are no disadvantages,” Azizzadeh said, “I would definitely recommend carpooling.” In an effort to combat its parking shortage, the school […]

Brain in Pain

Brain in Pain

Helen Graham ’21 laid on a field, confused and terrified, unable to move or respond to the questions asked from her coach and teammates. Graham’s life changed when she suffered a debilitating concussion in the fall of 2017, when an air-borne ball hit her directly above the temple during a field hockey game. “I could […]

Elizabeth Bergman joins the history department

Elizabeth Bergman joined the Upper School History Department to teach Advanced Placement United States History, United States History and the World and Europe II. Bergman recently worked at Stuart Country Day School in New Jersey and has also taught American Studies at Princeton University. Bergman received a bachelor’s from Columbia University and a doctorate from […]

Walt Werner to retire, travel the world

Science teacher Walt Werner will retire after 40 years at the school. Throughout his time at the school, he has taught Advanced Placement Biology and Environmental Science courses, as well as Human Anatomy and Physiology and Ocean and Marine Biology. “I fully enjoyed being with and working with all the students here,” Werner said. “The […]

Eight students present at first-ever Photoville Los Angeles

Eight students present at first-ever Photoville Los Angeles

Alongside industry professional and local peers, eight students presented their photography collections at the first-ever Photoville Los Angeles May 2 at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Photoville is a free exhibition that aims to provide a unique opportunity for individuals to engage with a diverse audience by creating a physical platform for photographers to come […]

MUN club travels to New York

MUN club travels to New York

Eleven students from the Model United Nations club attended their first out-of-state conference of the year, the National High School Model United Nations conference, in New York. Students participated in the conference at the UN Headquarters and New York Hilton Midtown, where they debated issues regarding international affairs through the perspective of a country assigned […]

Two new teachers join school for second semester

Conrad Cuda and Jackson Kroopf ’06 joined the Upper School History and Art Departments, respectively, mid-year. Cuda, an upper school football coach, previously taught at John Adams Middle School and Santa Monica High School for 15 years. Cuda said that he appreciates the intimate relationships between the students and teachers, especially in comparison to his […]

Athletics shifts to mobile

Athletics shifts to mobile

The Harvard-Westlake athletics department released a new HW Athletics App which will allow members of the community to track their favorite Wolverine players and teams. “What we’re finding is that in order to engage with our community, we have to understand trends,” Athletic Director Jason Kelly said. “People don’t go to websites anymore and some […]