FaceTime: a virtual classroom

FaceTime: a virtual classroom

Attending Harvard-Westlake while managing a disability is difficult, but the school can make the lives of these students easier in establishing a FaceTime program for students to attend class remotely. Although the Upper School takes pride in maintaining an academically rigorous environment, as it should, this intellectual rigor can often become too competitive or overbearing. […]

Needle in a Haystack: Anti-Vaccination on Campus

Needle in a Haystack: Anti-Vaccination on Campus

A wave of frustration washed over Angela Wheaton (Sirus ’19) when she saw the vaccination policies of her son’s college, forcing him to receive a potentially dangerous injection. “[My older son] Noah, and Sirus soon, did have to have some kind of inoculation to be admitted to his college,” Wheaton said. “He could not attend […]

Helping Hands: Students who Volunteer in Hospitals

Helping Hands: Students who Volunteer in Hospitals

Every Wednesday afternoon, Ashley Frey ’17 puts on her uniform and teen volunteer badge and spends two hours visiting patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Throughout the course of each day, she will bring them water, flowers and magazines, but most importantly, she will give them her time. “Talking to patients is really […]

Alum recounts Ebola battle in Sierra Leonne

Alum recounts Ebola battle in Sierra Leonne

Every day, in a “sacred and very deliberate ritual,” Matthew Waxman ’92 put on a mask, then a hood and two layers of gloves that were duct-taped closed in order to prevent any fluids from getting inside. He then placed a heavy apron over his chest, and finally, a plastic face shield was fitted over […]