New head fanatics announced

Brayden Borquez ’19, Asher Early ’19, Vanessa Payne ’19, Lucas Lyons ’19, Loyal Terry ’19 and Bella Carino ’19 have been named the head fanatics for the Wolverines this upcoming school year. “We hope to bring dragon energy and the greatest school spirit Harvard-Westlake has ever seen and we can’t wait to support our teams […]

Fanatics announce all-school scavenger hunt

The Fanatics announced a campus-wide scavenger hunt for golf balls for various prizes to honor the school’s 25th anniversary during assembly on Sept. 7. To redeem their prizes, students can return golf balls to Assistant Director of Communications Shauna Altieri. The Fanatics told students about the history behind the golf ball scavenger hunt. “You probably […]

Fanatics promote golf ball scavenger hunt at assembly

The Fanatics unveiled a scavenger hunt in commemoration of the school’s 25th anniversary during this year’s first all-school “First and Third Wednesday” assembly. Because the upper school campus was built on the land that was previously the Hollywood Country Club, the Fanatics are reaching back to its history by inviting the community to find golf balls […]

Football emerges victorious in first home game

Football emerges victorious in first home game

Before a raucous crowd of red-garbed Fanatics, the Wolverines defeated the Jefferson Democrats 42-23 in the team’s 2016 home opener Friday night. “We moved the ball very well on offense,” team captain Cam Welther ’17 said. “Wish we could have held them to zero, but it doesn’t always work out like that.” Although the Wolverines […]

Fanatics to use alumnus’ app

The Fanatics plan to use former Head Fanatic and soccer captain Matthew Glick’s ’14 new app, Gipper, to feature sports highlights. Gipper is a sports highlights phone app which allows users to upload short video clips of moments from every sport. Videos can be filtered by school or by sport, and they can be shared […]

Response to Facebook sports controversy

Response to Facebook sports controversy

Emma Watson looked me in the eye and asked, “If not me, who? If not now, when?” Watson delivered a speech entitled “I’m a feminist” to the UN in 2014. Okay, I kind of lied. She didn’t exactly look me in the eye; I watched her speech through a laptop screen. But to me, it […]

Playing for the wrong team

Playing for the wrong team

My ears rang. My body shook. My feet gave in to the vibration of the wooden stands. Sweat gathered on the bridge of my nose as I caught a glimpse of the lively court, just barely able to see above the blur of bouncing bodies in front of me. Students pressed against my back and […]

Giving each team a time under the spotlight

Giving each team a time under the spotlight

As journalists devoted to bringing campus news to you, we are at many sports game. Whether we are photographing, broadcasting or keeping score, sometimes we are simply one face in rows and rows of screaming fans, and sometimes we are the only ones there, save for a few parents or family members. Either way, we […]

Fanatics to equally promote both genders for sports

Fanatics to equally promote both genders for sports

The Head Fanatics are working to promote gender equality in sports and are also writing a mission statement. These changes are the result of high tensions on the Fanatics’ Facebook page as members and supporters of girls’ sports teams pointed out the Head Fanatics’ lack of promotion for girls’ sports so far this year. “We […]

Guest Column: A letter to the Wolverine faithful

Guest Column: A letter to the Wolverine faithful

I still remember watching my first high school basketball game at Harvard-Westlake like it was yesterday. To add to the hype, the game was against Loyola, and I was as excited and pumped up as ever. I had been reading all of the posts in the “Harvard-Westlake Fanatics 2010-2011” Facebook page leading up to the […]