School task force planning for next year

School task force planning for next year

A specialized task force will handle the school’s operations for the fall semester and decide whether classes will be held online or in-person during the 2020-21 year, President Rick Commons said. The task force is comprised of seven members: Head of Athletics Terry Barnum, President Rick Commons, Head of Communications and Strategic Initiatives Ari Engelberg […]

HW Venture creates COVID-19 Challenge, awards social fellowship

In an attempt to find solutions to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, HW Venture introduced the COVID-19 Challenge on May 1. Venture outlined 10 specific issues facing the community that students could focus on, categorized into five groups: Social Isolation and Physical Distancing, Virtual Learning, Food, College and Sanitation. The challenge was organized […]

Robotics championships canceled due to pandemic

Due to the spread of COVID-19, the robotics program was unable to send subteams 62A, 62B, 62K and 62X to the 2020 California VEX VRC High School State Championship. Additionally, subteam 62B could not attend the high school division of the 2020 VEX Robotics World Championship, which was slated to be held in Texas in […]

Reconciling with remote learning

Reconciling with remote learning

Remote Learning has changed future plans for art classes When news of the school’s sudden closure broke out, the quad erupted with cheers, but Elias Peter ’21 did not join the celebration. With a sinking feeling, Peter realized the announcement was not a free four-day weekend, but the cancelation of a long-anticipated Jazz Band trip […]

Inspirations in Isolation

Inspirations in Isolation

In light of quarantine life causing new daily routines, students share how they are still able to express their unique, artistic mediums even within the confines of their own homes.

Zooming to University

Zooming to University

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges have been making significant changes to the admissions process. So far, the change in policy to optional standardized testing has sparked controversy. The cancellation of overseas summer activities for students has caused many students to panic. Activities such as sports tournaments, volunteering trips and fellowships, have been […]

Solidarity for sophomores

The email showed up in our inboxes. A message from President Rick Commons. But before I could even open it, screams of jubilation and laughter erupted all around silent study. Immediately, I knew what that email was about. Walking down the stairs of the library, I noticed crowd after crowd, kids running out of classrooms […]

Fear of uncertainty

I was in history class March 11, and I had everything planned out: I would get my homework done at school so that I would have time to put the finishing touches on months of preparation for the SAT. I would review one last time Thursday night, and then use Friday to relax and get […]

Nostalgic for a world of sports normalcy

Nostalgic for a world of sports normalcy

On a mundane Tuesday afternoon during spring break, we both found ourselves sick of binge-watching Netflix shows and were looking for something new. After all, quarantine left us with nothing to do, and that emptiness was only heightened during this time off. However, as we walked down into our living rooms, miles away from each […]