‘wokeathw’ responds to anti-racism initiatives

‘wokeathw’ responds to anti-racism initiatives

Certain members of the community, dissatisfied with the school’s new anti-racism and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, created the Instagram account @wokeathw on Sept. 7 to highlight what they claim are pitfalls of allegedly biased and damaging curriculum changes. The anonymous owners of the account described the school’s anti-racism work as “a fashionable but […]

Students create controversial Instagram pages

Students create controversial Instagram pages

Students created several anonymous Instagram accounts dedicated to posts about their peers and teachers in recent weeks. Accounts such as @hw.confessions posted rumors and negative messages about students, while @hw.compliments monitored submissions and posted compliments. The accounts, including the confessions account that posted uncensored rumors and comments about students and teachers, reached hundreds of followers. […]

iHW app requests that students, faculty disclose their location data

iHW app requests that students, faculty disclose their location data

The administration and the IT department worked in conjunction to update the iHW app on Aug. 18, adding an automatic check-in and check-out feature that tracks whether or not students are present on campus. After receiving multiple iHW notifications asking them to enable location tracking, upperclassmen raised concerns about the app and the potential privacy […]

Upper school deans release updated standardized testing plans

Upper school deans release updated standardized testing plans

In accordance with new guidelines released by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, the Upper School Deans Office released updated information regarding the school’s standardized testing plans in an email sent to upper school students Sept. 22. The SAT exam is scheduled to take place Oct. 14 for seniors attending the school , and […]

National Merit semifinalists announced

National Merit semifinalists announced

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named 40 seniors as National Merit semifinalists based on their PSAT scores. In previous years, approximately 20 seniors from the school were selected, making this year’s selection of 40 semifinalists almost double that of previous years. In addition to having high PSAT scores, semifinalists must be high-achieving and distinguished high […]

Prefect Council hosts Activities Fair online

Prefect Council hosts Activities Fair online

Prefect Council hosted the Activities Fair completely online this year, showcasing all of the student-hosted clubs and offering sign-ups in the week of Sept. 14 to 18. In past years, the Activities Fair took place on the Quad with tables and signs describing the wide variety of clubs that students could choose to join. Since […]

Mystery writer speaks to English class

Mystery writer speaks to English class

Winner of the 2019 Edgar Award and 2015 Anthony Award Leslie Klinger spoke to the English IV: Criminal Minds class about his career studying Sherlock Holmes on Sept. 11. Klinger said he considers himself “the world’s first consulting Sherlockian,” a scholar of the fictional private detective Sherlock Holmes. Klinger began the virtual session with a […]

Discussion groups reflect over Flex Time Speaker

Discussion groups reflect over Flex Time Speaker

Students and faculty discussed guest speaker Wes Moore, an author and social entrepreneur, during Community Flex Time on Sept. 29 . In breakout rooms organized by dean group, participants explored topics such as personal growth, adversity and influencing change. Moore spoke to students during the last Community Flex Time about his personal experiences with his […]

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