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 […]