Fleeing from the Flames

Fleeing from the Flames

Shortly after the Getty Fire ignited in the early hours Oct. 28, Charlie Albert ’21 received a notification instructing him to prepare for evacuation. A few hours later, Albert’s street was placed under mandatory evacuation and, holding his most valuable belongings, he departed quickly into the morning darkness. “At first I packed my car and […]

Tree People partners with Boeing

Local environmental nonprofit TreePeople and American multinational corporation The Boeing Companypartnered with the help of other sponsors to revitalize burned and at-risk forest areas around California in a new campaign called ‘Forest Aid.’ This new partnership followed the statewide fires in 2017, the most destructive year of California wildfire history, and multiple record-breaking fires this […]

Extinguishing the effects of the fire

A month ago around five a.m., I was woken to the sound of helicopters and the smell of smoke. I had around five minutes to evacuate my house entirely, with little time to grab any of my belongings. Just minutes later, I watched from the television in my grandparents’ house as the two homes directly […]

Learning to cherish our lives: A reflection of the fire

Before this week, Los Angeles felt incredibly distant from the outside world, impenetrable and shielded from any real devastation. Waking to the sound of sirens before sunrise to discover that another uncontained wildfire had engulfed houses just minutes away was utterly surreal. Many of my friends left their homes early this morning with the few […]

Students come together on Facebook to support fire victims

In the wake of four wildfires in the Los Angeles area that caused students to evacuate their homes and the school to cancel classes, almost 300 students took to Facebook to show their support for those affected. Prefect Michael Lehrhoff ’20 created the HW Fire Relief Page, which is sponsored by Prefect Council, as a […]

Smoke from nearby fires impacts campus

Clouds of smoke hung over campus Tuesday morning after wind-fueled fires swept through Ventura and Sylmar Counties. The fires burned a combined area of 60,000 acres and damaged over 160 homes. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air quality on campus is currently unhealthy for sensitive groups and children should reduce prolonged exertion. The […]