Abort Mission: Newest Abortion Laws

Abort Mission: Newest Abortion Laws

After realizing that the guy she had just had sex with didn’t use a condom, Piper* ’20 had to take Plan B One-Step. The emergency contraception kept Piper from facing an unwanted pregnancy, but under the anti-abortion bills that are being passed in states throughout the country, Piper would not have the ability to have […]

Powering Down: Government Shutdown

Powering Down: Government Shutdown

For over 30 days, Tailor Gutierrez, a contact representative for the International Revenue Service, worked without pay, struggling to support herself financially without her daily income. Gutierrez had no way to get money she needed for her basic necessities, and since her job is labeled as “non-pay essential,” she was unable to file for unemployment […]

Project Coordinator speaks to La Femme

Project Coordinator speaks to La Femme

Jasmine Elbarbary, a Project Coordinator for the City of Los Angeles, spoke to La Femme Monday to educate students with the skills needed to run for public office and to discuss the youth programs that the city offers. Elbarbary, who works in the Department of Neighborhood and Empowerment, told students about two programs: Civic Youth […]

Government shutdown impacts school community

Government shutdown impacts school community

When Sam’s* friends first told him about the government shutdown during winter break, he was initially shocked by the news. His disbelief, however, quickly turned into concern as he thought about the thousands of government employees who would be without pay. The government shutdown began at midnight on Dec. 21, which caused all non-essential federal […]

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 […]

Your shutdown rundown: what you need to know

You’ve probably heard a lot about the debt ceiling and the shutdown in recent weeks, but it’s admittedly pretty hard to understand the complex fiscal policies and decisions of the United States. So, I’ve assembled a handy FAQ for all your shutdown information needs. Why is there a government shutdown? Basically, Congress didn’t pass a […]