Model UN attends UCLA United Nations conference

22 members of the Model United Nations club participated in the UCLA United Nations conference Nov. 16 to 17. Students represented Japan and the United Kingdom and separated into committees to debate topics ranging from malnutrition to the use of technology in aiding humanitarian crises. Each participant wrote and presented a paper stating their country’s […]

Community Council hosts toy drive for New Directions for Youth

Community Council hosted a toy drive on campus from Dec. 9 to Dec. 13 in support of New Directions for Youth, an organization that provides many services and programs that support children in need. Founded in 1975, New Directions for Youth is a locally based organization that provides support for youth in low-income communities in […]

School to revise 2020 testing requirements

Beginning next year, the school will eliminate the mandatory mid-year assessment testing week and will allow teachers of specific Advanced Placement courses to decide whether their students must take the AP exam at the end of the year. President Rick Commons said the changes will coincide with next year’s new schedule as a part of […]

Students volunteer to create lanterns at Luminaria event

Seven students crafted handmade lanterns alongside Studio City residents at the ninth annual Luminaria Event held by the Studio City Neighborhood Council’s Cultural Affairs Committee at Campo de Cahuenga on Saturday. The lanterns were used during Sunday night’s free family event celebrating the holiday season and the history of Campo de Cahuenga. According to the […]

HWSAA expresses thanks for alumni

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) hosted its second annual Thankathon on Dec. 2. The Thankathon is a way for students to connect with the larger school community and to express gratitude, SAA member Cory Porter ’22 said. “The Student Alumni Association allows us to not only reach out and get in touch with [alumni], but […]

Youth activists convene at Junior State of America conference

Several students from the Junior State of America (JSA) club attended the Fall State Convention at the Hyatt Regency Orange County from Nov. 23 to 24. Attendees took part in fairs, panels and debates that focused on various political issues and activism initiatives. JSA conference includes many activities to increase political knowledge Discussion topics included […]

Senior art students tour renowned artist’s studio

Seniors in AP Studio Art and visual arts teacher Conor Thompson visited acclaimed artist Jonas Wood’s art studio in Silver Lake on Nov. 26. Thompson arranges studio visit Thompson said that the idea of visiting Wood’s studio began when one of his students, Oscar Montanez-Garay ’20, mentioned that some of his paintings were influenced by […]

YoungArts winners announced for 2020 school year

The YoungArts Foundation awarded 10 students Tuesday for their accomplishments in music, photography, writing, visual arts and singing. 10 artists, writers and musicians receive awards The annual YoungArts competition awards artistically talented high school students and grants them the opportunity to attend regional programs to continue developing their craft. Though approximately 7,000 10-12th graders applied […]

Debaters win top speaker awards at Glenbrooks tournament

Four members of the debate team won top speaker awards at the Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament hosted by Glenbrooks High School in Chicago from Nov. 23 to 25. Debater Olivia Feldman ’22 said she felt the squad was successful in presenting convincing arguments regarding the elimination of subsidies for fossil fuels at the Lincoln-Douglas […]

LAHSO members discuss cultural identity during annual sleepover

The Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization (LAHSO) hosted its first fall sleepover from Nov. 22 to 23, during which upper school students discussed their experiences as people of color on campus and engaged in team bonding activities. Students given opportunity to talk about cultural identity in a safe environment LAHSO leader Diana Castellanos ’20 […]

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