Sophomores and juniors to camp in Africa

By Alex McNab The first ever six week Harvard-Westlake camping trip to Africa is being offered to 15 10th and 11th graders, who will visit five countries for the summer of 2013. “It’s going to be like ‘The Lion King,’” said Florence Pi, the Middle School science teacher who created the trip and who will […]

Forgetting the stereotype

By Alex McNab I am going to China to be a better black man. In America, I am trapped by expectations that I have to live up to. I am expected to be black. White kids tell me black is ghetto. Black is uneducated. Black is fried chicken and Kool-Aid. Black is Chris Tucker and […]

Prejudice, as taught to you by society

  By Alex McNab Fifty years ago, black people fighting to be equal to their white counterparts were sprayed by police with fire hoses. One month ago, Occupy Wall Street protesters fighting for equality to their upper class counterparts were sprayed by police with fire hoses. Fifty years ago, black people fighting to be equal […]

Students, faculty to attend diversity conference

By Cherish Molezion Six members of the school community will attend a diversity conference in Philadelphia from Nov. 31 to Dec. 3. Mazelle Etessami ’14, Alex McNab ’14 and Malanna Wheat ’14 will travel with Upper School Dean Tamar Adegbile, Athletic Director Terry Barnum and Director of Bookstore Operations Tina Cleveland. The National Association for […]