Reconciling the past: Former Nazi and Holocaust survivor share their experiences during WWII

Reconciling the past: Former Nazi and Holocaust survivor share their experiences during WWII

In an effort to inspire future change, former German Nazi Ursula Martens and Holocaust survivor Erika Jacoby shared their different experiences during World War II at an all-school assembly Wednesday. Xenia Bernal ’19 hosted the speakers in partnership with the Human Rights Watch Club.   Bernal said that, in addition to facilitating conversation about difficult […]

Government shutdown impacts school community

Government shutdown impacts school community

When Sam’s* friends first told him about the government shutdown during winter break, he was initially shocked by the news. His disbelief, however, quickly turned into concern as he thought about the thousands of government employees who would be without pay. The government shutdown began at midnight on Dec. 21, which caused all non-essential federal […]

JCL places at Latin SCRAM

JCL places at Latin SCRAM

Members of the Junior Classical League won first place at the Open Certamen at their first Southern California Regional Amici Madness convention at Woodbridge High School on Dec. 1. Students participated in workshops, impromptu art projects and a quiz bowl on classic-related subjects. Co-consuls Taia Cheng ’19 and Ben Beckman ’19, both on the JCL […]

Mock Trial team completes season

Mock Trial team completes season

The Mock Trial team ended their season after a loss to Monroe High School in the quarterfinals Nov. 28. They ranked within the top twelve high schools that competed in the annual Los Angeles County Mock Trial competition, which took place at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. Additionally, courtroom artist Esther Grover ’19 received a Los […]

Prefects host winter-themed Coffeehouse

Prefects host winter-themed Coffeehouse

Students performed at the second Coffeehouse of the year in the Feldman-Horn gallery Dec. 3. Prefect Council organized the winter-themed event in conjunction with the art showcase as a way to showcase both students’ visual and performing arts talents simultaneously. Students performed covers of professional albums, as well as their original compositions. Individual acts included […]

Students, parents volunteer at Operation Gratitude

Students, parents volunteer at Operation Gratitude

Nearly 150 members of the school community volunteered at Operation Gratitude by writing letters to troop and making care packages and paracord bracelets Nov. 17. The HW Parents Community Service program organized the event in an effort to bring students from both campuses and their families together to help out at this month’s Assembly Day […]

Students intern for midterm candidates

Students intern for midterm candidates

In the months leading up to the midterm elections, many students volunteered and interned for candidates across Los Angeles and California. Tali Tufeld ’20 and Griffin Gunn-Meyers ’19, two of the many students who interned for candidates, worked for Katie Hill, now a U.S. Representative-elect for the 25th District, in the time leading up to […]

Teachers address midterms in class

Teachers address midterms in class

During the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, the history department prepared in-class activities and discussions for students regarding possible outcomes of the race. The late-start block schedule days encouraged some history teachers to implement an election-related activity or assignment in their classes, history teacher Celia Goedde said. “With the block periods landing […]

Uber and Lyft offer free rides for voters

Uber and Lyft offer free rides for voters

Ridesharing companies announced a nonpartisan campaign for the midterm elections to offer free rides to the polls for voters. Uber and Lyft both hoped to increase the voter turnout on election day, according to KY3, a magazine based in Springfield, Illinois. Voters who were unable to reach the polls because of transportation problems utilized the […]

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