La Femme hosts second annual EMPOWER Conference

La Femme hosts second annual EMPOWER Conference

Students engaged in discussions with distinguished speakers who highlighted their professional and personal experiences relating to equity, feminism and gender equality during the second annual EMPOWER Conference on Sunday. La Femme Club Co-President Becca Frischling ’19 said the speakers all were very passionate about the issues that were important to them. “We really wanted to […]

Junior State of America hosts one-day conference

Junior State of America hosts one-day conference

The Harvard Westlake chapter of Junior State of America hosted a conference on civil rights that gave students the opportunity to participate in a variety of debates and activities Feb. 3. Participants debated topics including the effectiveness of the Women’s March, the pay that prisoners should receive for their work and a fictional debate about […]

Speaking out: BLACC to host youth activism event

The Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club aims to spark forward-thinking discussions on the current political climate and encourage students to take action at a conference Jan 15. The conference aims to provide a forum for attendees to discuss how the shift in national politics affects students and to consider ways to take action. BLACC […]

AP Human Geo students culminate IR project with conference

To culminate their month-long online simulation, in which they learned how to represent a country and make political agreements with other nations, Advanced Placement Human Geography and International Relations students attended the International Negotiation Project conference at Whittier College on Saturday.   During the conference, students were able to discuss the issues that they had […]

JSA hosts one-day conference

JSA hosts one-day conference

The Junior State of America Club held its Equality and Economy Conference on the third floor of Chalmers Jan. 31. The conference included four blocks where students debated topics such as wage ratios, the rights of small business owners, food stamps and other social issues. There were also games, Thought Talks, which are conversation-styled debates, […]

Class participates in negotiation project

Students in the AP Human Geography and International Relations course attended the International Negotiation Project (INP) conference at Whittier College on Saturday. The INP, a month-long simulation of international diplomacy that concluded with Saturday’s face-to-face conference, is the culmination of the class’s unit on international diplomacy, history teacher Nini Halkett said. Twenty-five students attended the […]

Speakers urge gender equality

Faculty from both campuses converged on the middle school campus for a co-education conference Nov. 11. The faculty attended sessions with speakers such as Lise Eliot, Ph.D., the author of “Pink Brain, Blue Brain,” a book that focuses on the ways to remove the boundaries that prevent boys and girls from achieving equally. Eliot is […]

Amnesty International Club joins conference

Students in the Amnesty International Club will discuss human rights issues with influential speakers at the Western Regional Conference Nov. 20-22. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel by the Los Angeles International Airport. It is the first time that club members will be going to the event, which will feature discussions about […]

Model UN to attend UCLA conference

The Model UN Club will compete in the Bruin Model United Nations conference at UCLA Nov. 8-9. Club members are preparing by reviewing a Model UN guidebook on writing position papers that club co-president Danielle Brody ’15 received from a Georgetown University summer program. “The manual will allow everyone to familiarize themselves with the proper […]