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Daydreaming provides break from the 'informational flow'

Daydreaming provides break from the ‘informational flow’

Pim Otero May 27, 2015

At 13 years old, Elliot Kang ’16 imagined what it would be like to be the protagonist from his favorite show, "Dragon Ball Z." The latest episode in his series of superhero daydreams frequently interrupted...

Being Involved

Marcella Park October 14, 2014

"What is important is that students select activities that are truly meaningful to them and that they really get involved with them," reads UCLA’s Admissions website. "We look for long-standing dedication...

Cirque du Sophomore

Aaron Lyons February 12, 2014

Dimmed lights set the stage; a suspended hoop dangles in wait. While not an ordinary extracurricular activity, three students have chosen to participate in the circus. Jessica Brandon ’16 and Hannah...

To celebrate or not to celebrate: Kwanzaa

Alex McNab December 18, 2013

What is Kwanzaa? In a poll of 388 Harvard-Westlake students, 59.5 percent didn’t know. "I’m not sure if it’s just for people from Africa or African-Americans in general," Aliyah Daniels ’14, who...

Putting on the glitz

Zoe Dutton September 25, 2013

Violet* ’15 wriggles into her Herve Leger dress and slips on a pair of heels, glancing out the window to see if the limo has arrived. She fluffs her hair — just blown out at the Dry Bar salon — with...

Divya Siddarth: India

Marcella Park August 27, 2013

In the two weeks she spent at a yoga university in Bangalore, India, Divya Siddarth’s ’14 typical day started at 5 a.m. and consisted of hours of practicing yoga, chanting and meditating. She took...

Sinclair Cook: China

Sarah Novicoff August 27, 2013

Sinclair Cook ’14 studied the simplification of the Chinese language during his six-week trip to China as the recipient of the Gunter-Gross Asia Initiative Summer Fellowship. He focused on examining...

Card Duels

Claire Goldsmith May 29, 2013

Sean Kiley ’14 spends his weekends dueling with dragons, mermaids and demons. His allies vary from cupcake princesses to phantom lupine helicopters, and he suffers immense damage but never gives up. A...

Girls gone greek

Rachel Schwartz March 13, 2013

Though Ryan Lash ’12 was not surprised to find herself pledging all in white as prescribed by the bid card inviting her to join Kappa Alpha Theta, she found herself unsure about the sisterhood she was...

Girls gone greek

March 12, 2013

‘There is always extended time in life’

Aaron Lyons February 13, 2013

Although the Americans with Disabilities Act guarantees extra testing time for students diagnosed with certain conditions, some students believe extended time to be an unfair advantage. "There’s no extended...

Time and time again

Claire Goldsmith February 13, 2013

Skylar* hunched over her Spanish test in the Silent Study room, stymied by an unfamiliar vocabulary word in a free response question. "One of the penalties of having extended time is that if you have a...

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