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Girls water polo defeats Mira Costa High School in their season opener

Maxine Zuriff March 4, 2021

The girls water polo team opened their season March 2 with an 8-5 win over Mira Costa High school. This was the team's first game back since the athletic program shut down due to COVID-19. Players have...

Kimberly Tan '22 gets ready to return the ball in her first set of the day.

Girls tennis beats Notre Dame High School in season opener

Justin Goldstein March 3, 2021

The girls tennis team won 11-7 in their season opener at home against Notre Dame High School. This was the squad’s first game back after COVID-19 shutdowns prompted statewide athletic closures. With...

Newsom announces new guidelines for youth sports

February 22, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom announced new thresholds that counties have to meet in order to resume outdoor youth sports Feb. 19. According to the new guidelines, schools can resume outdoor sports once COVID-19...

Varsity Runner Daniela Quintero '22 warms up before her race.

School hosts first Cross Country meet since pandemic

Liam Razmjoo and Justin Goldstein February 17, 2021

The Cross Country team participated in the first competitive sporting event held since the school cancelled all athletic activities due to the pandemic on Mar. 11. The Wolverines faced off against Loyola...

On- And off-Court Prowess: Tennis program head Bo Hardt trains on a red clay court with his coach and hitting partner during the summer.

COVID-19 influences athletic coaches’ lifestyles

Ryan Razmjoo January 4, 2021

When tennis program head Bo Hardt checked his email and saw that the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) had announced the cancellation of the spring season, he was overcome by emotion. “As...

COVID-19 spike before NFL playoffs sparks discussion within school community

Paul Kurgan January 4, 2021

The NFL’s COVID-19 crisis was fully exposed during its twelfth week of the season, affecting the school's many passionate fans and forcing the coaching staff to analyze the league's safety protocols...

Photo Credits: Woo Sim

Stealing the Spotlight from Performing Arts

Justin Goldstein December 9, 2020

On a late Wednesday afternoon, Shanti Hinkin ’22 listened to the combination of voices that comprised the Chamber Singers as they sang Brahms's "Der Gang zum Liebchen." However, this year, something...

Printed with permission of Daniela Quintero

Daniela Quintero ’22 and Natalia Quintero ’21

Ryan Razmjoo December 9, 2020

Daniela Quintero '22 Soccer was our first sport for a long time. Natalia and I started playing when we were 3 and 4-years-old and later decided to join a club running team when we were 7 and 8 respectively....

School maintains COVID-19 confidentiality

Maxine Zuriff December 9, 2020

The athletics department, which has allowed students to continue practicing on campus, has not notified families if any athletes have contracted COVID-19, though Head of Communications and Strategic Initiatives...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

A child’s role model: do as I say, not as I do

Liam Razmjoo December 9, 2020

With the rise of social media activism, athletes feel increasingly pressured to be leaders on and off the court. This past year, many NFL and NBA athletes, including Malcolm Jenkins and LeBron James,...

Printed with permission of Daniel Moriarty

Wolverines Only

Fiene Oerlemans October 14, 2020

How can I explain to the Harvard-Westlake community what field hockey means to me? Well, that is a difficult question, since not a lot of people are familiar with the sport. Not only are people unfamiliar...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

There’s no us in team

Amelia Scharff October 14, 2020

When point guard Melissa Zozulenko ’21 packed her bag on the last day of in-person school, she didn’t realize she would have to say goodbye to her basketball team for over six months. Since then,...

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