HWPA to host political roundtable

The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association will inform parents about the recent political events and upcoming elections Oct. 13 for the Meeting/Speaker Series. The other three meetings planned this year are scheduled Nov. 10, Feb. 8 and March 8. The October event will be held in Chalmers at the Upper School at 7 p.m., featuring a political discussion regulated […]

Collins brothers speak in support of Clinton at DNC

Collins brothers speak in support of Clinton at DNC

Jason Collins ’97 and Jarron Collins ’97 spoke in support of Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton on the first day of the Democratic National Convention on July 25 in Philadelphia. Jason became the first openly gay professional basketball player in 2013 when he came out in a Sports Illustrated article. He said that he came […]

New To Voting

New To Voting

As the California primary election draws near, many seniors at Harvard-Westlake say they feel prepared to vote knowledgeably for a presidential candidate, but some juniors who will turn 18 before the June or November elections say they wish the school integrated politics more regularly into the curriculum. This fall, Marisa Hattler ’16, along with many […]

Some students suppress their politics on campus

Some students suppress their politics on campus

Amid controversial political statements from presidential candidates this election season, conservative and liberal students say they feel pressured to suppress their opinions for fear of retaliation, with some feeling that Harvard-Westlake is not an open space to fully express opinions. “I think people are worried that, if they don’t [self-censor], they will be attacked,” Harry […]

Behind the scenes at New Hampshire primary

Behind the scenes at New Hampshire primary

(MANCHESTER, NH)– The gym reeked of sweat, but Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders spent an hour on stage Feb. 9 going through the usual rhetoric. He talked about getting rid of Super PACs, making sure the top-grossing businesses pay the taxes they should be paying, and undercutting the power of Wall Street. Each point […]

Student offers perspective on Iowa caucus (video)

Student offers perspective on Iowa caucus (video)

DES MOINES, Iowa — As former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin waited in the airport here Tuesday to catch her pre-blizzard delayed flight, she continuously turned away interviews from reporters eager to hear her thoughts on Donald Trump’s loss to Ted Cruz from the previous night’s caucus. She and her daughter, Willow, refused everyone except for 19 students […]

Discourse from all walks of life

Discourse from all walks of life

As I sat in my left split, stretching for our usual Monday practice, a fellow cheerleader hushed the entire team and said she wanted to tell us about her day at school. During her math class, her friends had gotten into a controversial debate about racial profiling. After hearing about her class, the beginning of […]