Coachella absentees to get detention

Students who choose to miss class this Friday to attend the Coachella Music Festival are being urged to be honest about the decision and accept the consequences, which would be a single detention. In an email to parents sent during spring break, Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas said the school’s position was that honesty […]

56 skip school for Coachella

By Mary Rose Fissinger Sixty students took advantage of the administration’s decision to allow students to take an excused absence with parental consent to attend the Coachella Music Festival. Of the 60 students, a few attended morning classes and then left early. As of 3 p.m. Friday, 798 classes had been missed, and that number […]

New detention procedure encourages student reflection

By Catherine Wang  In an effort to decrease the number of students who attend detention multiple times, Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado instituted a new detention procedure for this year. Morning detention still lasts an hour, starting at 6:55 a.m. and ending at 7:55 p.m. Before this year, students arrived at school, sitting in a classroom […]

Taking a hand

By Chloe Lister   As the last minutes of my sophomore year ticked away, I was preoccupied with thoughts of sunshine and freedom from any sort of schoolwork. While my friends hopped onto planes with destinations like Paris or Beijing, I would stay at home to return for my second year as a counselor at […]

Students able to view absence records from online portal

By Anna Etra Absence records are now available online through HWonline, Head of Attendance Gabriel Preciado announced in a school-wide e-mail. Students can access the student portal from home and from school. If accessing the site from home, students must log in with their school user name and password. Once signed in, the unresolved absence […]

Downey eliminates Wolverines in marathon game

By Cody SchottThe baseball team lost 3-2 in an epic battle to Downey High School Tuesday night. The game lasted 20 innings and seven and a half hours, making it the longest playoff game in CIF Southern Section History. It came down to the bottom of the 20th inning, when Jack LaZebnik ’09 walked in […]