To get Bs or not to get Bs

To get Bs or not to get Bs

We have all heard about what it means to be a second semester senior — cutting class, skipping homework and maybe even failing a test or two. In other words, checking out. Many people think of “senioritis” as a rite of passage, something earned after years of intense work, culminating in a few crazy months […]

Checking into reality

Checking into reality

As first semester comes to a close, seniors are all looking forward to the freedom that comes with second semester. Although many people see second semester as a time to check out and ignore responsibilities, we believe it’s a time to discover new priorities and check into what matters the most: reality. As the administration […]

Giving a grade to grade transparency

Giving a grade to grade transparency

Rachel Lee ’17 impatiently waited as the clock counted down the minutes until 6 p.m. on March 22. Three minutes later, she logged onto the Harvard-Westlake student portal and accessed her long-awaited third quarter grades. “I just felt so relieved to finally see my grades, regardless of whether they were good or bad,” Lee said. […]

Handling errors shows character

Handling errors shows character

Five. That’s the number of emotional breakdowns I’ve had so far two months into the school year. Although only three of them have been about academic stress, that’s already too many. Whenever I get back an assignment where the grade I receive is worse than what I hoped it would be, a piece of me […]

Work before play: how do athletes find balance?

Work before play: how do athletes find balance?

There’s a common saying that in high school: students have to choose between good grades, good social life or good sleep. For many students athletes at Harvard-Westlake, they have to shoulder the burden of working towards being good at their respective sports as well. Still, Wolverine athletes aren’t the type to limit themselves. Instead of […]