London Alexander ’18 is on track for success

London Alexander ’18 is on track for success

As she tightened the last needle spike on her neon pink and yellow Nikes, London Alexander ’18 was ready to face what she considers to be the most important race of her track and field career. It was the 2012 Junior Olympics in Baltimore and Alexander’s first national competition. Head down, she gradually made her […]

Sports practice schedules changed for mid-year assessments

Sports practice schedules changed for mid-year assessments

The athletics department has decided to eliminate Wednesday as a practice day but add half an hour of playing time to all other days except Friday during the midterms testing week. The old schedule allotted an hour each day for practicing Monday through Thursday, with no practice on Friday. “From an athletic standpoint, an hour […]

Work before play: how do athletes find balance?

Work before play: how do athletes find balance?

There’s a common saying that in high school: students have to choose between good grades, good social life or good sleep. For many students athletes at Harvard-Westlake, they have to shoulder the burden of working towards being good at their respective sports as well. Still, Wolverine athletes aren’t the type to limit themselves. Instead of […]

Chen departs to pursue insurance career

Middle school physical education teacher Steve Chen is leaving next year to “give the insurance business [his] full attention,” Chen said. He has worked at Farmers Insurance for the past five months as a producer agent. “Basically, I am able to sell insurance, [whether] home, auto, or commercial, and basically I am the one that […]

School hosts ‘Games of the Trimester’

Five teams were featured Thursday as part of the “Games of the Trimester” initiative, an effort to boost viewership of sports other than basketball and football, Athletic Director Vince Orlando said. Potential applicants from feeder schools such as John Thomas Dye and Curtis attended to get a sense of what games are like. The varsity […]