‘Mulan’ neglects global issues

‘Mulan’ neglects global issues

With questionable writing and external controversies, Disney brings dishonor to its live-action “Mulan” by mishandling human rights issues, Chinese customs, feminism and the material from the original animated version. Plot of the movie Based off the Chinese legend Hua Mulan, the film tells the story of a young woman, Mulan (played by Yifei Liu), who […]

Politics On The Brain

Members of the school community reflect on how the current political climate has affected their mental health.

Politics On The Brain

When Head Prefect Jonathan Cosgrove ’21, who had been pre-registered to vote for months, turned 18, he frantically reloaded his web browser to confirm his registration. Cosgrove had one thing on his mind: voting in the 2020 presidential election. “I am so excited I can finally vote,” Cosgrove said. “I’ve always tracked politics closely, so […]

Tick Tock, Trump’s on the Clock

Days before President Trump’s Tulsa Rally, millions of users on TikTok banded together to troll the event by registering for it and not showing up. Just a month after photos of the humiliatingly sparse crowd flooded the internet, Trump decided to ban the popular online video-sharing app. Because it is owned by a Chinese company, the […]

Junior State of America club members attend Winter Congress

Six members of the Harvard-Westlake Junior State of America club participated in the J.S.A. Winter Congress, in which students debated various topics in a mock-Congressional procession during Presidents’ Day Weekend, from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16. Members of J.S.A. participate in Winter Congress At the convention, students proposed bills, offered amendments and gave speeches expressing […]

Compromising on controversy

Compromising on controversy

T he 2020 presidential election will most certainly be divisive.Liberals have already demonstrated a lack of unity for this upcoming election, with 19 Democratic candidates in the running. Beyond the Democratic Party, President Donald Trump’s controversial first term has generated a new wave of political polarization throughout the entire nation. The end result of these […]

By the Book: Fitting Teachers’ Expectations

By the Book: Fitting Teachers’ Expectations

Alexa* let out a sigh of disappointment as she trudged out of the English department office with a page of edits in one hand and a laptop in another. After meeting with her teacher about an upcoming writing assignment, she came to a realization that the words on her edited paper were not hers. Dreading […]

Democrat Perspective: Everything will be alright

Democrat Perspective: Everything will be alright

As election results across the country continue to be reported, one thing is very clear: Democrats have won the House, and Republicans have expanded their majority in the Senate. Regardless of political affiliation, it is important to keep something in mind: everything will be okay. I’m disappointed, as I’m sure my left-leaning peers are as […]

Mistreatment of the majority

When people across America sit staring at their screens, watching a needle move left or right and dots on a diagram turn red or blue, it becomes easy to wonder if people are voting for the candidates themselves or just for their party. With few notable exceptions, Democrats and Republicans are the only real option […]

Students react to the outcome of midterms

Students discussed the outcomes of the 2018 midterm elections and their interpretations of the California propositions. Peter Sykes ’19, a first-time voter, said that he appreciated being able to directly participate in an election and viewing the effects of his actions. “It was interesting seeing [the outcomes],” Sykes said. “I was able to contribute to […]

U.S. Belong With Me

U.S. Belong With Me

After scrolling past what she expected to be just another photo on Taylor Swift’s Instagram, Rebecca Frischling ’19, co-president of La Femme, was struck by a caption commenting on the then-upcoming midterm elections. Once the initial shock of reading a politicized statement made by someone who was previously apprehensive to talk about politics passed, Frischling […]

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