Human Rights Watch screens documentary

Human Rights Watch Student Task Force hosted a screening of “He Named Me Malala”, the story of the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, Nov. 16 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. The documentary follows Malala, a Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban in Swat Valley for speaking out against Taliban’s prohibition of girls […]

Students hold bake sale to benefit charity

Students raised $700 Monday for Bear Boxes, a charity that sends care packages with teddy bears to orphanages and schools in developing countries, by selling baked goods in the lounge. The bake sale took place from second through eighth period. Students could name their own price for their purchase as long as they paid a […]

Students studying abroad in France are safe from attacks

The students studying at School Year Abroad in Rennes, France are safe following the attacks on Paris Nov. 13. Katie Schlesinger ’17, Sophia Dienstag ’17 and Danielle Kaye ’17 confirmed that they were safe in Rennes, which is about 40 minutes away from Paris. “I was actually planning on going to Paris [today] with some friends, […]

School to host ‘Mockingjay’ screening

Tickets for a pre-release screening of ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ Nov. 18 at the Middle School are now available on the HW Box Office website, and proceeds will benefit the Financial Aid Office. Although the school has held screenings of the Harry Potter movies to support Financial Aid in the past, this is […]

First quarter attendance improves from previous years

Despite some recent traffic on Coldwater Canyon, first quarter has been the lowest amount of tardies recorded for a single quarter since the attendance office has been keeping records, Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado said. According to last year’s first quarter numbers alone, there was a significant 29 percent drop from last year’s first quarter tardies according […]

Choirs sing at College of Canyons festival

Upper school choirs performed in College of the Canyons festival on Tuesday. The Wolverine Chorus, Bel Canto and Chamber Singers were among twelve choirs who sang in the annual non-competitive festival at College of the Canyons’ Performing Arts Center in Santa Clarita. “[They] all went out and sang beautifully and learned a lot from the […]

Former Attorney General of Indiana to speak to ethics class Monday

Jeff Modisett (Haden ’16), the former Attorney General of Indiana, will speak to an ethics class Monday during 6th period about two cases: State of Indiana v. Michael Tyson and the Tobacco Master Settlement agreement. Modisett was the prosecutor in the internationally famous State of Indiana v. Michael Tyson case in which Tyson was convicted […]

Students win Halloween costume contest

Students win Halloween costume contest

Matthew Jung ’16 and Alex Gordon ’16 and Madison Foster ’16 won Social Committee’s individual and group costume contests, respectively, Social Committee announced in an email Nov. 4. Students dressed up in costumes on Oct. 30 to celebrate Halloween. Social Committee asked participating students to have their pictures taken in the lounge for judging. Students […]

Sophomores attend optional productivity seminars

Sophomores attended the optional “Business of Studenting” seminars Oct. 20 to Oct. 23 to learn about stress reduction and productivity at the upper-school. Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Teacher Rob Levin is the head of the program. The first of four sessions open to sophomores, entitled “Life Beyond the Goldfish Bowl,” took place on student-elected periods […]