Professor teaches students in playwriting workshops

Dr. Velina Hasu Houston, head of playwriting MFA graduate program at USC, came to teach two playwriting workshops and share advice about playwriting to the students interested in participating in the annual Playwright’s Festival Oct. 9 and Oct. 16. During the workshop, Houston gave some tips to students about how to structure their plays and […]

Memorial service honors history teacher

Students, faculty, staff and alumni honored history teacher Eric Zwemer at his memorial service and shared memories of him at the open-mic reception that followed Oct. 5. Zwemer’s father, brother and other family members joined the school community at the gathering. Chronicle Digital Editor Lucas Gelfond ’19 said Zwemer’s class influenced his education and experience […]

Students hold voter registration drive

Andrea Yagher ’20 and the Our First Vote Organization held their second annual voter registration drive Oct. 5. Last year one hundred and fifty students registered to vote. “In just a few short years, the millennials and Generation X, which is us, are going to be the biggest voting block in America,” Yagher said. “We need to […]

Burrows ’06 directs PSA that Michelle Obama commissioned

Maggie Burrows ’06 directed a PSA in collaboration with the organization When We All Vote, whose co-chair Michelle Obama commissioned the announcement Oct. 3. The PSA highlighted youth from various backgrounds to highlight the importance of respecting individual voices and taking the time to register to vote. When We All Vote is a not-for-profit organization […]

Submission of Community Service Hours up online

Students can now submit their community service hours digitally on hw.com instead of turning in community service hours forms through the Community Council’s new electronic submission system. The Council said the new page will encourage students to perform more community service, increase its presence on campus and make the process of submitting hours smoother in […]

HW Venture holds kick-off rally to begin year

Students from both campuses participated in the HW Venture kick-off rally event, where they listened to speeches from alumni keynote speakers and Venture students Sept. 27. To begin the event, alumni Sameer Gupta ’99 offered advice to students about how to utilize HW Venture and the school community. “It doesn’t need to be this shared […]

Aperture Photo Project on display in the gallery

Upper and middle school students and Esteban Torres High School students came together over the past year to create works of documentary photography, which are now on display in the Feldman Horn Gallery. Photography teacher Joe Medina worked with photojournalist and educator Alice Proujansky and Estaban Torres High School Media Arts Teacher Adriana Yugovich to […]

HW Venture begins year with rally

Students from both campuses participated in the HW Venture kick-off rally event, where they listened to speeches from keynote speakers and Venture students Sept. 27. To begin the event, alumni Sameer Gupta ’99 offered advice to students about how to utilize HW Venture and the school community. “The important thing is that we acknowledge how […]