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The healthcare debate: a broken system

The healthcare debate: a broken system

Spencer Klink March 3, 2020

The United States is supposedly the most developed nation in the world, yet one look at the country’s poorly-structured healthcare system indicates otherwise. Although the enactment of the Affordable...

The season for sad films

The season for sad films

Spencer Klink December 11, 2019

It is Saturday evening, and I am rewatching Paul Thomas Anderson’s movie “Magnolia,” fully knowing that I will cry multiple times throughout the film’s three-hour runtime. Watching sad films like...

Compromising on controversy

Compromising on controversy

Spencer Klink October 4, 2019

T he 2020 presidential election will most certainly be divisive.Liberals have already demonstrated a lack of unity for this upcoming election, with 19 Democratic candidates in the running. Beyond the...

Cracking the Epstein Case

Cracking the Epstein Case

Spencer Klink August 28, 2019

“Woah,” Haley Levin ’20 said in disbelief when she read the news of financier Jeffrey Epstein’s death Aug. 10. Epstein had been awaiting prosecution on charges of assaulting minors and sex trafficking...

Abort Mission: Newest Abortion Laws

Abort Mission: Newest Abortion Laws

Kyra Hudson May 28, 2019

After realizing that the guy she had just had sex with didn’t use a condom, Piper* ’20 had to take Plan B One-Step. The emergency contraception kept Piper from facing an unwanted pregnancy, but under...

FaceTime: a virtual classroom

FaceTime: a virtual classroom

Spencer Klink May 3, 2019

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...

Remembering Liz Resnick

Remembering Liz Resnick

Alex Goldstein and Sofia Heller May 2, 2019

Known for her dedication to education, memorable catchphrases and the heart she brought to every interaction, Associate Head of School Liz Resnick will be a deeply missed presence on campus. Her spirit...

Alumna speaks to history, journalism classes about political crises

Spencer Klink March 21, 2019

Juliette Kayyem, Belfer Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School and Former Assistant Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, spoke to history and journalism classes about the nature of contemporary...

Calling out call-out culture

Calling out call-out culture

Spencer Klink March 21, 2019

Rosetta Lee, educator and diversity consultant, made a resounding political statement in her speech to the Upper School: in addressing micro-aggressions, students ought to maintain respect for the person...

Tidying Up: Marie Kondo Inspired Organization

Tidying Up: Marie Kondo Inspired Organization

Spencer Klink March 1, 2019

Smiling widely, Haley Levin ’20 opened up her planner, revealing brightly-colored illustrations alongside her well-organized notes. “I really like to doodle, so [my planner] is mostly just a vehicle...

Don’t parade your grades

Don’t parade your grades

Spencer Klink February 2, 2019

Students should remain civil rather than cutthroat following the release of semester grades. Harvard-Westlake is a community that thrives thanks to its academically rigorous environment. After all, our...

Welcome to the Party: How Professional Behavior Alters Modern Political Discourse

Welcome to the Party: How Professional Behavior Alters Modern Political Discourse

Spencer Klink January 31, 2019

Just hours into her first day in Congress, Dem. Rep Rashida Tlaib proclaimed that she had a goal of impeaching President Donald Trump, specifically saying she would work to “impeach that mother-f****r.”...

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