Volume 31



Student wellness advocates create new club

MHAC leaders Malena Atluri ’27 and Amanda Shu ’27 participate in the 2023 Alive Together: Uniting to Prevent Suicide Walk.

Student wellness advocates Amanda Shu ’27, Malena Atluri ’27 and Sophie Chang ’27 founded the Mental Health Awareness Club in response to the recent tragedies in the school community. Every Friday during break period, members congregate in Hazy 300 to discuss issues and organize fundraisers relating to mental health.

Shu said MHAC provides an opportunity for students to find support among their peers.

“I think MHAC is another resource for open conversations so no one feels alone,” Shu said. “We’re all going through the same academic struggles and it’s really important to have a community you can relate to.”

MHAC has partnered with Active Minds, a nonprofit organization that promotes mental health awareness among young adults, and will host speaker events throughout the year.

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Tali Gurule ’27 is an editor and reporter on the Spectrum. Gurule is passionate about news reporting. “I love uncovering compelling stories and sharing them with the Harvard-Westlake community,” Gurule said. Gurule also co-writes Wolverweek, a weekly column about life at the Middle School. Gurule enjoys many leadership positions at Harvard-Westlake. In addition to being editor of the Spectrum, she is co-chair of the student ambassador program and a leader of LAHSO and JCAAC.
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