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  • Upper school parents take self-serve refreshments provided by the school.


    Upper school hosts Parents Back-to-School day

  • Varsity boys’ basketball small forward Nicholas Khamenia ’25 dunks the ball in a game during his sophomore season.

    In Brief

    Junior to attend Gonzaga University’s Kraziness in the Kennel event

  • Printed with permission of the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center

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    School announces participation in ‘Alive Together’ walk

  • The HW-INC Team meets once a week from 3:15-4:15 PM to work on their yearly summer program.

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    HW Inc Seeks New Applicants

  • The starting defensive lineup for the varsity football game Sept. 22.

    In Brief

    Varsity football loses to Northview

  • Junior mental health alliance leaders Dennett Stibel 25, Rachel Reiff 25, Sunny Lu 25 and Micah Parr 25 pose together.


    Student mental health alliance formed

  • Head Prefect Bari LeBari 24 poses with Head of School Laura Ross for a picture after receiving his senior class ring during the annual Senior Ceremony.


    Seniors gather for 90th annual ring ceremony

  • Administrators speak about student wellbeing at State of School Address

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    Administrators speak about student wellbeing at State of School Address

  • Girls volleyball wins against Marlborough

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    Girls’ volleyball wins against Marlborough

  • A student pushes a recycling bin onto campus.


    Policy Against Pollution

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Library Closes: Prospects and Pitfalls

Max Turetzky, Assistant Opinion Editor August 26, 2023

Mudd Library is an essential element of many students’ time at the upper school. It’s not just an academic space, but one where students relax and talk with friends. However, this year, the school...

Hackathon participants sit in Mudd Library, preparing to view peer presentations.

Student programmers test abilities at Hackathon

Hannah Shahidi October 21, 2022

HackHW hosted the annual Hackathon in Mudd Library overnight Oct. 14 and 15. Over the two days, participants formed teams of five to design their own technological projects. The different projects consisted...

Policy requires classrooms to be locked after hours

Kaitlin Musante February 13, 2018

Individual classrooms and gathering spaces are now locked after 4 p.m. every day to prevent student use without adult supervision. As a result, Mudd Library is now open until 6 p.m. to provide students...

Library to extend operating hours following new after-school rules

Anusha Mathur January 18, 2018

Beginning Jan. 22, students who wish to remain on campus after 4 p.m. will be required to stay in adult-supervised areas, as individual classrooms and gathering places will be locked. To provide students...

A whale of a time: students take part in Moby Dick read

Alexandra So April 26, 2017

Students and faculty read the entirety of "Moby Dick" aloud over the course of approximately 21.5 hours in Seeley Mudd Library, starting at 10 a.m. April 21 and ending the following morning. The readings...

Many students prefer audiobooks

Sarah Novicoff March 14, 2013

The library has recently experienced a surge in the popularity of checking out iPods filled with audiobooks for the majority of the upper school English curriculum rather than with music. “The audiobooks...

Library reinstitutes book exchange

Sarah Novicoff December 19, 2012

The library has reinstituted the “Take a book, leave a book” shelf where students may leave a used book and/or take a book another student has left. The program was popular two years ago but stopped...

Pool revamp finally begins, Kutler permits still pending

November 15, 2011

By Eli Haims The school has received permits and has begun construction on the pool, Head of Campus Operations and Construction J.D. De Matte said. The Harvard-Westlake website has reported that permits...

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