Charity: for college or community?

Student-run charities are springing up left and right in our school community. However, it is easy to question the authenticity of giving back to the community amidst the presence of college applications, an overwhelmingly large aspect of our school’s identity. The community fosters an extremely competitive environment as a college preparatory school. Declining college admissions […]

Deadline for community service requirement extended

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Upper School Counselor Michelle Bracken and Upper School Dean of Students Jordan Church said in an email March 23  the deadline for the community service requirement has been extended to the end of the summer and no longer requires that a student directly interact with others. Bracken and Church […]

Reach out for outreach

Reach out for outreach

Without fail, there is an ever-familiar wave of panic that hits the student body every year: the stress of fulfilling community service hours. The school’s 12-hour requirement does not seem too difficult to complete, yet many struggle to find organizations that they truly connect with. As a result, students resort to jumping from one service […]

Students volunteer at annual Luminaria event

Members of the school community helped set up lanterns for the Studio City Neighborhood Council’s eighth annual Luminaria at Campo de Cahuenga on Saturday. Chair of Cultural Affairs Committee Richard Niederberg said the goal of the community service project was for volunteers to prepare for the following day’s festivities and learn about the history of […]

Community Council rewards students who have completed community service hours

Community Council rewarded students who have completed their 12 hour community service requirement with free Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream April 25. Students had the choice of several flavors, including rainbow, cookies and cream, cotton candy and chocolate chip cookie dough. Although students have until May 7 to submit their hours, the event served to remind […]

Boxing Club laces up to fight homelessness

Boxing Club laces up to fight homelessness

HW Boxing Club members and coaches ran a boxing clinic for children ages 4 to 16 at an LA Family Housing transitional facility April 13. LA Family Housing is an organization that helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty by providing affordable housing and support services. Upper and middle school students at the workshop […]

Helping hands: Community Council hosts Community Service Week

Community Council hosted Community Service Week to benefit a variety of charitable organizations March 5-9. Students kicked off the week by decorating posters to support the children participating in the Special Olympics on Friday. In partnership with Ocean Park Community Center, sophomores made hygiene kits for homeless teens around Los Angeles during class meeting. The […]

#The Struggle is Real: the West and the White Savior Complex

#The Struggle is Real: the West and the White Savior Complex

Superhero movies are always the same. Powerless, struggling characters are in trouble and only the superhero has the ability to save them. The protagonist defeats the villain, saves the helpless characters and maintains good in the world. In reality, this is not where the movie ends. Our superheroes are the white saviors, and though they […]

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