Smashing the Stigma

Smashing the Stigma

A few weeks ago, in a display of immense courage and vulnerability, a senior stepped forward at an all-school assembly to share her history with depression and discuss the stigma surrounding mental health on campus and in our community. As we raised the flashlights on our phones to symbolize our support for a shift in […]

Emphasizing Empathy

Skimming through the most recent issue of HW Life, one article in particular caught our eye. We learned that last spring, middle school faculty were given the opportunity to shadow students for a day—an exercise designed to promote a greater understanding of the range of perspectives in our community. The article included teacher reflections detailing […]

Fighting hate with empathy

A few months ago, back when many still deemed a Trump presidency impossible, I was sitting on the quad when I heard a friend ask a question that has stuck with me to this day: “If Trump becomes president, will I be affected?” The question wasn’t how would Trump affect our country or the world, […]