Bubbled In: Standardized Testing in AP Course Curricula

Bubbled In: Standardized Testing in AP Course Curricula

After taking her first unit test in an Advanced Placement class at the beginning of junior year, Alyse Tran ’18 said she felt:   a) Frustration b) A decline in motivation c) Helplessness d) All of the above The correct answer is D. The test was an old AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam issued […]

New To Voting

New To Voting

As the California primary election draws near, many seniors at Harvard-Westlake say they feel prepared to vote knowledgeably for a presidential candidate, but some juniors who will turn 18 before the June or November elections say they wish the school integrated politics more regularly into the curriculum. This fall, Marisa Hattler ’16, along with many […]

An education that does not adequately prepare us

An education that does not adequately prepare us

“Why am I learning this information that I will never use in my life?” If any student asks an adult this question, one that haunts our minds while in math class, he or she will be lied to. They will receive a blank look from someone who doesn’t know any better themselves. That person will […]

Appreciate the opportunities

Dear Editors, I think your Oct. 15 Opinion piece “Choosing between my education and my education” (written by Julia Aizuss ’14) misses a few important points regarding the college process and in-class learning. The article asserted that it was important to attend on-campus college meetings to “show interest” in schools you are applying to, and […]

Learn for learning's sake

When I was 5 years old, I practiced writing the alphabet or sounding out sentences at school, while my brother was already using the sharp scissors. I quickly found myself becoming tired of drawing while watching my brother bring home 20 addition and subtraction problems each night. I’m not sure what finally spurred me to […]

Physics teacher compares British, American schools in faculty meeting

By Michael Rothberg Physics teacher Joe Dangerfield discussed his observations from teaching at Harvard-Westlake at a faculty meeting this week. Dangerfield participated in a teacher swap between Harvard-Westlake School and Eton College, a boarding school in England, during which science teacher Karen Hutchison spent a year teaching at Eton while Dangerfield taught at Harvard-Westlake. “I’ve […]

Dara Torres '85 to swim in her 5th Olympic Games

Wolverine pitcher Nik Turley ’08 signed a professional contract July 30 with the New York Yankees.  Turley  received a six figure signing bonus, $60,000 for his college education, and the possibility of advancement bonuses, according to Head Coach Matt LaCour. Turley plans to attend Brigham Young University during the off season. The Yankees drafted Turley […]