School investigates social media account

The school administration identified the creator of the since-deleted Instagram account @hwmeme, which contained explicit racist, sexist, homophobic and anti-semitic references to specific members of the sophomore class, Upper School Dean of Students Jordan Church said. Students alerted Church of the account the day it was created, Sept. 26. Director of Communications Ari Engelberg was […]

Resident oppose FAA

In opposition to the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposal to officially change flight paths from the Burbank and Van Nuys airports, over 2,100 residents have signed a petition created by Studio City for Quiet Skies. The procedures were initially scheduled to publish Nov. 8, but are now delayed to Jan. 3. Studio City for Quiet Skies […]

BLACC screens new film

The upper school Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club members attended a pre-screening at Fox Studios of “The Hate U Give” on Sept. 30. Movie director George Tillman and actor Lamar Johnson, who plays Seven Carter in the film, spoke after the screening. “The Hate U Give” describes the life of 16 year-old Starr Carter, […]

Tree People partners with Boeing

Local environmental nonprofit TreePeople and American multinational corporation The Boeing Companypartnered with the help of other sponsors to revitalize burned and at-risk forest areas around California in a new campaign called ‘Forest Aid.’ This new partnership followed the statewide fires in 2017, the most destructive year of California wildfire history, and multiple record-breaking fires this […]

Father Justin to host weekly chapel services

Father Dan Justin will begin officiating weekly chapel services in St. Savior’s Chapel across from the Feldman-Horn plaza every Tuesday at 7:30 AM, following Father James Young’s retirement last year. The services are Episcopalian, last for roughly 25 minutes and include a brief homily and a Holy Communion from the Episcopal prayer book. Father Dan […]

Eugean Choi ’21 travels to Bolivia for fellowship

After researching South American culture and healing practices, Staff Writer and Layout Assistant Eugean Choi ’21 traveled to Bolivia to meet the healer Kallawaya, the witch doctors of Charazani, Bolivia. As part of the fellowship, Choi interviewed a fortune teller Kallawaya in La Paz but said that she was unable to find the witch doctors […]

Lucy Kim ’19 studies political uprisings in South Korea

In an effort to discover South Korea’s history and learn more about the culture that her family grew up in, Lucy Kim ’19 traveledmet Na Kyung Taek, a famous photographer who risked his life to take photos of the Gwangju Uprising, and interviewed Spokesperson Kim Hyun, who was a major figure for the Democratic Party […]

Zane Grenoble ’19 retraces path of Spanish Reconquista

Combining his interests in world history, poetry, the Spanish language and cycling, Zane Grenoble ’19 traveled to southern Spain to retrace the path of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar’s victories over the moors during the Reconquista. Grenoble, traveling alone, cycled roughly 200 miles from Albarracín and to Albufera over nine days following Vivar’s conquest. Vivar, also […]

Andie Cook ’19 studies the history of Kibbutz

Andie Cook ’19 traveled to Israel to study the history of the Kibbutz, an agricultural community, after receiving the HWGo! Junior Summer Fellowship. Cook chose to visit Israel in order to connect with her Jewish ancestors, who created the Kibbutz, she said. Cook also saw Jerusalem during her trip and said she noticed a distinct difference […]