To see some real results

On March 14, I stood up at 10 a.m. and walked out of my Business of Life class. I made my way to the field, where I stood with fellow members of my community to honor those lost in a similar one. While I stood in silence, realizing that an event like the one that […]

Activism from the heart

I had never seen them so quiet. There was something haunting about the way the children clutched their poster boards and stared straight ahead. They were like the statues of the Founding Fathers we had passed on the way there, solemn and unflinching and strong. They had a purpose. They had emotion. And they would […]

Raise Your Voice

For 17 minutes last week, faculty and administration joined us in solidarity. For 17 minutes, we honored the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting. For 17 minutes, we imagined the change that our generation has the potential to enact. Since the shooting in Florida last month, high schoolers have stepped up to challenge […]

Neighbors increase action in opposition to parking structure

Neighbors increase action in opposition to parking structure

“Hey hey, ho ho, this bad project’s got to go,” neighbors chanted during one of the two protests held this month against the school’s proposed parking structure. This recent uptick in opposition follows the City Planning Committee’s delay of the parking discussion, which has been moved from Sept. 28 to an unknown date in the […]

Neighbors protest new parking structure

Neighbors protested the school’s proposed parking structure this morning at the intersection of Dickens Street and Coldwater Canyon Avenue. The protesters, who came in support of Save Coldwater Canyon, carried signs asking Councilmember Paul Krekorian to prevent the school’s construction. “A guy came up really close to my car with his protest sign and was […]

Presidential election reveals school strife

Presidential election reveals school strife

In a mock election conducted by AP government students, 72.19 percent of 543 Harvard-Westlake students polled voted for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, while 14.73 percent of 543 HW students polled voted for Donald Trump and Mike Pence. “In every election there will be winners and losers,” Harry Gestetner ’18 said. “But the way many […]

Alums respond to college campus racial tension

Alums respond to college campus racial tension

Alex Copeland ’15, a freshman at Yale College, said his immediate instinct is to say that he has not experienced racism at the campus in New Haven, Conneticut. But then he thought for a moment. “I really haven’t experienced blatant racism at all here,” he said. “But, for example a couple of weeks ago, I […]