Students discuss feminism, political correctness at Political Discourse Society debate

Students discuss feminism, political correctness at Political Discourse Society debate

Conservative and liberal students discussed feminism and the culture of political correctness at the first Political Discourse Society debate as observers lined the aisles of Rugby Auditorium and an overflow crowd watched from monitors in the hallway Monday. Intentionally seated in line from most left-wing to most right-wing, Eleanor Halloran ’18, Will Cook-Healy ’19, Will […]

Pundit Hugh Hewitt discusses ‘The Happiest Life’

Pundit Hugh Hewitt discusses ‘The Happiest Life’

The first guest speaker to voice conservative political viewpoints on campus, Emmy Award-winning radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, discussed his book, “The Happiest Life” at an all school assembly Monday. Assistant to the Head of School Michelle Bracken said that she was initially apprehensive regarding Hewitt’s presentation, but was pleasantly surprised by his ability […]

The Elephant in the Room: Conservative Students Speak As A Minority in a Liberal Environment

The Elephant in the Room: Conservative Students Speak As A Minority in a Liberal Environment

As Patrick’s* ’18 sophomore English class prepared to pack up, he was halted by the sharp words of his teacher in response to a student’s comment about current events: “If you support Trump, get out,” the teacher’s words blared across the room. “I think a lot of people felt restrained in what they could say […]

Some students suppress their politics on campus

Some students suppress their politics on campus

Amid controversial political statements from presidential candidates this election season, conservative and liberal students say they feel pressured to suppress their opinions for fear of retaliation, with some feeling that Harvard-Westlake is not an open space to fully express opinions. “I think people are worried that, if they don’t [self-censor], they will be attacked,” Harry […]