Students ‘rub shoulders’ with stress for midterms

LA Massage Factory provided students with massages Tuesday and Thursday in Chalmers East. The Upper School administration said that they recruited massage therapists to combat the stress and anxiety that students were facing during their mid-year assessments. The Founder and CEO of LA Massage Factory, Serge Nicolas, reported that the company has provided massages to […]

Students come together on Facebook to support fire victims

In the wake of four wildfires in the Los Angeles area that caused students to evacuate their homes and the school to cancel classes, almost 300 students took to Facebook to show their support for those affected. Prefect Michael Lehrhoff ’20 created the HW Fire Relief Page, which is sponsored by Prefect Council, as a […]

United in Harmony hosts toy drive

United in Harmony hosted a toy drive and bake sale to encourage students and faculty to help impoverished children from Dec. 4th-8th on the quad. United in Harmony counselor Natalie Blut ’18 said that the overall goal of the organization is to help underprivileged children develop positive self-esteem that will assist them in their future […]

Former student to stay at GOP despite controversy

The Broward County GOP Secretary and former student who attacked a classmate after school 10 years ago will keep his post with the Florida Republican Party with one year of probation, the LA Times reported. After uncovering Rupert Tarsey’s violent past, party members called on him to resign, and Broward County GOP Chairman Bob Sutton […]

Smoke from nearby fires impacts campus

Clouds of smoke hung over campus Tuesday morning after wind-fueled fires swept through Ventura and Sylmar Counties. The fires burned a combined area of 60,000 acres and damaged over 160 homes. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air quality on campus is currently unhealthy for sensitive groups and children should reduce prolonged exertion. The […]

“Ruff” morning for a dog on campus

Students found an unexpected surprise roaming on campus upon arriving at school on Wednesday — a lost poodle mix. Kinly McCaffrey ’18 and Thomas McCaffrey ’20 discovered Teddy, who belongs to Head of Upper School Laura Ross and her family, after he left his yard and wandered onto campus. Kinly McCaffrey called her mom and […]

Ross schedules second round of meetings

Head of Upper School Laura Ross scheduled the second round of “How Are We” meetings to begin Dec. 4. The meetings are designed to construct a stronger understanding between Ross and the students by encouraging students to talk about the school experiences that they like, as well as those that they would like to see […]

Club holds card-bake sale for Direct Relief

The Cards for Humanity club held a card-bake sale Monday to raise money for Direct Relief, a charity that provides emergency medical services to people impacted by poverty and emergency situations, as well as support for existing and fragile health systems. At the sale, club members sold hand-made cards featuring artwork from the student body, […]

Entertainment speakers advise video artists

Screenwriter, director and actor John Gatins, most notable for his screenplay “Flight,” spoke to Video Art II and III students Nov. 9 about his introduction to Hollywood and the evolution of his career as a director and actor. Video Art I, II and III students also listened to Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis, most notable […]

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