Letter from the Editors

We appreciate this feedback, and we encourage members of the community to send Letters to the Editor expressing any concerns for future issues. While the article is the opinion of one staff member and not of the entire paper, the decision to publish the piece was made by the Managing Team as a whole. We […]

Moral investments

As student journalists, we deal with questions of ethics every day. When we make decisions about which stories we cover and how we approach writing them, we consider how to maximize our positive impact to the best of our ability. Learning about how to let morals guide our choices is one of the most valuable […]

High schools nation-wide grapple with racism, homophobia, anti-semitism

High schools nation-wide grapple with  racism, homophobia, anti-semitism

Sixty African-American and Puerto Rican students barricaded themselves inside the administration building at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York on March 23, 1970. The students protested the school’s failure to implement long-standing demands to enroll more African-American students, hire more faculty of color and integrate the African-American and Latin-American experiences into the curriculum, according […]

Where my peers became my teachers

Where my peers became my teachers

Alex hung up on me, so I called Lucas. Lucas hung up on me, so I called Kendall. “Just relax,” she said. “There’s nothing to worry about. Go to sleep.” “I’m not worried,” I said. It was Saturday afternoon of layout weekend. Our deadline was 8:30 p.m., but I wasn’t at my computer in the […]

Locals oppose new housing legislation

In response to a housing-shortage bill passed in the state Senate on Dec. 3, some homeowners in the San Fernando Valley are voicing opposition. Members of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association are communicating with other representatives to create a unified response against SB-50, a bill that seeks to promote denser and more affordable housing in […]

Whooping cough outbreak reaches 30 cases

Whooping cough outbreak reaches 30 cases

If the whooping cough outbreak at school grows from the 30 cases reported between Nov. 16 and Feb. 26, the next step may be to limit interschool activities, according to the Los Angeles County Health Department Office of Communications and Public Affairs. Eighteen students at Harvard-Westlake have medical exemption from vaccinations, but none of them […]

Whooping cough outbreak continues to grow

As the number of whooping cough cases at school grows, the next step may be to limit interschool activities, according to the Los Angeles County Health Department Office of Communications and Public Affairs. The whooping cough outbreak has now reached 30 students across both campuses between Nov. 16  and Feb. 22, according to an email […]

With freedom of expression comes responsibility

Fifty years ago this week, the Supreme Court ruled that a school’s restriction of silent student protest against the Vietnam War was unconstitutional in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, licensing freedom of expression for students in the context of their schools. It is probably because of this 1969 decision to allow a […]

School takes steps to curtail pertussis outbreak

The school will send home any students with flu or cold-like symptoms that do not have proof of negative pertussis test results or completed pertussis treatment when classes resume after the long weekend Tuesday, as the number of students with whooping cough across both campuses reaches 23. Students with symptoms are required to be tested […]

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