‘Patriot Games’

‘Patriot Games’

As the dust (mostly) settles after a tumultuous and divisive election season, the conversations about political division and national unity that began before have persisted. In the months leading up to the election, many voters made it clear which candidate they supported by phone-banking for their political party, posting on their Instagram stories and even […]

Students discuss politics in new club

The Political Discussion Club serves as a space for students to discuss current and recent events on Friday afternoons. Co-Leader Josie Jun ’21 said that several topics they covered in the club included the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Presidential Debate and President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis over group Zoom […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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