Students share art and music during Arthouse

Students performed music and shared their visual arts portfolios in the school’s first-ever Arthouse during Community Flex Time on Oct. 7. The event acted as a merger of the Art Showcase and Coffeehouse performances held in past years. . Visual Arts Department Head Gustavo Godoy began the event with a 10-minute webinar mandatory for all […]

Students design video games for contest

Middle and upper school students worked asynchronously for more than 48 hours to develop video games as part of the first annual HW Game Jam Sept. 25 to 27. The event featured speakers, lectures about game development and a Discord server for students and mentors to collaborate. Head organizers Amaan Furniturewala ’21 and Lukas Seklir […]

Student groups undergo DEI training

In accordance with the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, Prefect Council, Student Leaders for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (SLIDE) and Peer Support underwent bias training with Liza Talusan on Sep. 25. Talusan is an educator and facilitator in conversations about anti-racism, diversity and bias, and she works directly with schools, leadership teams and […]

Venture Club announces kickoff event

Venture Club plans to host a range of events, from guest speakers to workshops and games. Venture Club announced their kickoff event on Wednesday, Sept. 9, where students could come together and commence this year’s club. The Venture Club is a part of a larger program called HW Venture, which also hosts other classes, summer […]

Teachers adapt classes to online environment

Teachers adapt classes to online environment

Although many educational institutions have considered incorporating in-person teaching in the fall, many have opted to host school classes and events online for the upcoming academic year instead. On-campus events that would typically occur at the beginning of the school year are now all taking place online, such as Sophomore Orientation, Convocation, Back to School […]

Khyra Stiner studies experiences of enslaved people

Khyra Stiner studies experiences of enslaved people

In her Junior Summer Fellowship project, Khyra Stiner ’21 will capture the experiences of enslaved people by telling their harrowing stories. She said she intends to use poetry and photography to educate others about the extraordinary experiences of Black people in American history. She also said she hopes her work will shed light on the […]

Grace Shin researches Alaskan climate change

Grace Shin researches Alaskan climate change

Grace Shin ’21 examined the impacts of climate change on Native Alaskan communities this summer as part of her Junior Summer Fellowship. Shin planned to travel to Alaska to do research and interviews in person; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was unable to physically travel, so her experience was conducted entirely online, creating […]

Evie de Rubertis studies women in art

Evie de Rubertis studies women in art

Evie de Rubertis ’21, one of the seven recipients of the Junior Summer Fellowships, used her resources to explore the history and evolution of women in art and examine how these feminist works relate to her. “I’ve never really studied something that I wanted to,” de Rubertis said. “I’m really into feminist-focused artwork. A lot […]