The Cost to Compete: Paying a Steep Price for Extracurriculars

The Cost to Compete: Paying a Steep Price for Extracurriculars

When Anya Andrews ’17 and her teammates on the girls’ soccer team got the bill for dinner while at a tournament, she watched as her teammates casually drew money out of their wallets without hesitation. For Andrews, however, the meal meant a little bit more, since the money she used to pay for it came […]

The high price of fun

The high price of fun

Being a Harvard-Westlake student is expensive. I’m not talking about our $30,000-plus tuition, textbooks or cafeteria purchases (a lot of which may not cost a thing with financial aid.) I’m not even talking about all the additional college counseling and tutoring that make that tuition number just a baseline. Beyond the classroom, being a functioning, […]

Welcoming the (Lunar) New Year

Welcoming the (Lunar) New Year

Like millions of others across the country, Anna Gong ’18 and her family had the television on for hours last weekend, but Chinese opera performers, lion dancers and dragon dancers in colorful costumes filled the screen instead of men in football gear and sports commentators. Every year, festivities in China are broadcast on the eve […]

Some students are schooled in stocks at an early age

Some students are schooled in stocks at an early age

At age 10, Daniel Singer ’17 realized that he was making little interest off of the money in his savings account. Singer asked his father to open an account for him at E-Trade, a financial services company to help investors, and he transferred the money from his savings account to his new E-Trade account. “I […]

Sharing study guides raises variety of issues

By Claire Hong Nikki Volpert ’12 has been making study guides to help herself study for her midterms and finals since the ninth grade. This year was the first time she tried to sell them because other students always manage to get them, she said. “I kind of figured that this year I would keep […]

Liberal views dominate political climate

By Rachel Schwartz Bringing up money, religion or politics may be a dinner party sin, but at school there is no such rule against discussion of politics in or out of the classroom. While such potentially heated discussion is part of some courses, most teachers try to keep their personal opinions out of their lessons. […]

Kiva picks entrepreneurs to give business loans

By Allana Rivera Kiva club chose five entrepreneurs from around the world to donate to with the money raised from their Jamba Juice fundraiser. Rosalina Dela Cerna from the Philippines, Claudia Janeth from Mexico, Gregorio from Bolivia, Elizabeth Akroms from Ghana and the Baktyan Usupakunova’s group from Kyrgystan were each given $25. This money will […]

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