Editorial: Maintaining our Core Values

Editorial: Maintaining our Core Values

For the past year now, anyone who drives down Coldwater Canyon can see that our neighbors are unhappy with us. Along the way to a school that prioritizes integrity and purpose beyond ourselves, signs emblazoned with hurtful phrases like “Stop Harvard-Westlake’s Destruction of the Coldwater Canyon” paint us as some sort of evil vying for […]

Don't let drugs or alcohol negatively impact the school

Following recent allegations of students attending the home basketball game against Loyola while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, the editorial board agreed that the issue of substance use on campus and at school-related events should be addressed. It is common knowledge that drugs and alcohol are a presence on almost every high school […]

Live every day in the real world

Backpacks full of valuables are strewn across campus and left unattended on a daily basis. Students believe their personal items will always be waiting wherever they left them, putting faith in their classmates’ honesty. The Honor Code is a significant part of our mutual promise to respect one another, with every person’s conscience serving as […]

A step in the right direction

In the condensed new mission statement, the most significant change lies in the phrase, “the joyful pursuit of educational excellence.” It acknowledges the emotional aspect of learning, reminding the community that academics are about more than just tests and GPAs. While the new statement retains the school’s focus on excellence, its tone is kinder and […]

Reevaluate Civitalks

Contrary to what the five tests you have this week might lead you to believe, the year is winding down, and fast. It’s the season of assessment (and promposals and Assassin 3.0) — AP exams, finals and report cards assign inarguable judgment to the (academic) way in which we’ve spent the last nine months. Why […]

Don't sacrifice diversity for convenience

Despite this, the Black Leadership and Culture Club maintained the tradition by bringing in Wes Moore, one of the most popular speakers in recent years. It wasn’t his race that made him a great speaker, it was his passions and the eloquence with which he expressed them, as well as the experiences which his race […]

A step towards increased transparency

Previous efforts to address the transparency issue included school-wide emails, which it’s doubtful the entire student body read, and optional meetings in Father J. Young’s office, which very few students, if any, attended. This new method ensures that every student will hear the entirety of the case and the decision and be given the opportunity […]

Take service seriously

When we students use our talents to do good for others and the greater community around us in areas that we are passionate about, we become passionate about and connected to the hands-on service that we’re pursuing. So, why is it then, that each year, nearly 100 students fail to complete the community service requirement? […]

Be more supportive

For weeks, only one topic has occupied the minds, and unfortunately the mouths, of the senior class. With acceptances, deferrals and rejections streaming in from colleges, chatter about where our peers are going has risen to a fever pitch. It’s natural that this talk arises, and that it can often leave people with hurt feelings. […]