On-campus social events suspended after 10 days due to COVID-19 surge

On-campus social events suspended after 10 days due to COVID-19 surge

Members of the administration and Prefect Council worked in conjunction to host a series of optional on-campus social activities from Nov. 10 to Nov. 20 on weeknights. Because of rising coronavirus case numbers following the Thanksgiving holiday, the in-person events were postponed until after winter break, Head of Upper School Beth Slattery announced in an […]

Community Council organizes Thanksgiving drive for at-risk seniors

Community Council organizes Thanksgiving drive for at-risk seniors

The HW Community Council organized a toiletry drive in conjunction with the Valley InterCommunity Council (VIC) to assist at-risk seniors in the San Fernando Valley on Nov. 7 and 14. Students donated over 400 baskets containing hand-written Thanksgiving notes and toiletries through a contactless drive-thru outside of Taper Gymnasium. “With COVID cases spiking in Los […]

Searching for Solidarity

There is a social phenomenon called the “Tall Poppy Syndrome.” It’s the tendency for humans to criticize high achievers, hoping to pull them down. The name originates from the farming practice of cutting down poppies that grow too fast, deviating from the norm. They become too tall for their own good. Often, this can be […]

Seniors celebrate annual ring ceremony

Seniors celebrate annual ring ceremony

In keeping up with an 87-year-old tradition, the school celebrated the seniors’ last year of high school with a drive-thru ring ceremony Sept. 13. The senior ring ceremony, which started in the fall of 1933 at Westlake School for Girls, represents the seniors’ role as leaders at the school. Senior Prefects gave speeches about changing […]

A Grateful Goodbye

A Grateful Goodbye

It’s easy to read this paper and imagine a few reporters and editors in Weiler late at night writing, editing and designing the entire paper. We work in a hierarchical staff structure, and, as such, it’s easy to attribute the bulk of this paper to the managing team that often signs these editorials. This, however, […]

59 seniors to be inducted into Cum Laude Society

59 seniors who are in the top 20 percent of the graduating class’ grade point average will be inducted into the National Cum Laude Society on May 20. The seniors are as followed: Cum Laude Society, Harvard-Westlake Chapter List of Inductees, 2019 1.     Olivia Izel Bautista 2.     Nicholas Michael Belgrad 3.     Samuel Buckley-Bonanno 4.     Megan […]

High Stakes: The Final Lap

High Stakes: The Final Lap

The Sporty Scientist: Mary* The time for early decision results has come and gone, and Mary ’19 couldn’t be happier about it. On Dec. 13, she was admitted to Brown University’s Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME), an eight-year combined baccalaureate-M.D. medical program. Although she is done with the college application process, Mary said she […]

Boys’ basketball wins over St. Francis on senior night

Boys’ basketball wins over St. Francis on senior night

Boys’ basketball won against St. Francis 68-53 on senior night. The Wolverines’ overall record improves to 15-5 and league record of 3-1. Before the game, forward Kyle Hearlihy ’19, guard Darren Long ’19 and guard Trae Meyer-Walley ’19 were honored in a senior night ceremony. All three seniors, along with guard Johnny Juzang ’20 and […]

Senioritis: don’t let it catch you

Senioritis: don’t let it catch you

Senioritis, noun. An illness afflicting second semester seniors that renders them incapable of completing their work or engaging in their classes as usual. Our school seems to have a particularly dramatic strain of it spreading around. Jan. 18 is a time many seniors seem to have mentally designated as a time of mass relief. The […]

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