A new way of healing

By Lizzy Thomas On days before their games, the Mission League champion varsity baseball team often goes to trainer Sandee Teruya to have her stand five or so feet away from them, doing what appears to be gesticulating towards them with a sharp rock. The rock is Teruya’s 18-sided quartz crystal, and serves as an […]

Sequester us the right way

By Rebecca Nussbaum Quarantine is a practice used by doctors in the Middle Ages and by Harvard-Westlake teachers. Let me elaborate. Both my biology and physics midterms were morning exams, so to avoid the conflict, my biology exam was moved to the afternoon. After taking my physics test, I was escorted to the Emery Room, […]

JV Roundup: Water Polo

After beating Alemany 14-1, the JV water polo team played Tuesday against Loyola. Scores were not available at press time. Coach Pavle Filipovic gives the team a busy practice schedule. The team has practice every day. It spends the majority of the time with varsity, but does some specific tactics on its own at the […]

The search for the perfect coach

By Sam Adams The candidate arrived on campus a little before 8 a.m., dressed in a Sunday best navy suit and sporting slicked-back hair. He couldn’t be late to first period history class. Not if he wants the job, that is. Well into his 30s with an Olympic silver medal on his mantle, the Chalmers […]

Senior Reporter interviews stars on Grammys

By Julie Barzilay At the 51st Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Taylor Swift rushed through the aisles to join Miley Cyrus on the brightly-lit satellite stage in the middle of Staples Center. Hours earlier, Sarah Tither-Kaplan ’09 stood face to face with Swift in the Staples dressing room, executing an interview she had anticipated for […]

Siblings grow up sharing Asperger's limitations

By Shayna Freisleben Charlotte Abrams ’09 is protective of her brother Henry. She warded off his bullies when he was in elementary school. She often finds herself explaining why he does not attend the same school as she does. When Abrams received her driver’s license, she became responsible for his transportation around town. In many […]

It's time to crack down

By Ashley Halkett Cynical as the view may seem, kids who want to cheat are going to cheat. A quasi policy that half suggests and half cajoles will not dissuade anyone bent on cheating from finding ways to get answers, without direct use of a cell phone. If the administration truly wants to enforce the […]