Month: November 2018

Commons reveals HW students not enjoying school in State of School Address

A recent study conducted by Stanford University showed that Harvard-Westlake’s (HW) students, on average, are appreciating, but not enjoying the learning process. This data was collected through a series of surveys. Educators agree that while valuing school is indeed important, having a good time is possibly even more essential. A motivation to learn leads to

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How HW students are involved in politics

The student body varies greatly in both political opinions and levels of political involvement. It is nearly impossible to come to one universal conclusion concerning the topic. Many students feel strongly about controversial issues and have peacefully protested or campaigned for their candidate of choice, despite the school’s apolitical presence. Others have mild opinions and

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HW journalism students go to Chicago, win Pacemaker

Harvard-Westlake (HW) Spectrum staffers traveled to Chicago, Ill. for the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association/National Scholastic Press Association (JEA/NSPA) Fall National High School Journalism Convention, which took place from Nov. 1 to Nov. 4. This bi-annual convention occurs during Spring and Fall and is known as the largest gathering of high school aged student

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