The SPECTRUM

Volume 30

The SPECTRUM

The SPECTRUM

Mental health resources

Caroline Jacoby | June 4, 2019

In a big community like Harvard-Westlake (HW), students often struggle with mental health issues but don’t discuss them because of the stigma around mental health. In light of May being Mental Health...

Celebrating Black History and Women’s History Months

Caroline Jacoby | March 22, 2019

Black History Month:Black History Month was celebrated across the United States this February. Since it became a national holiday in the 1970s, Black History Month has had a different theme each year which...

One year since Parkland, student activists prompted a rise in gun control laws

Caroline Jacoby | March 22, 2019

Feb. 14 marked one year since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Valentine’s Day, which should be a happy occasion, is now dedicated to remembering the 17 lives lost in this tragic shooting...

CO2 emissions are increasing, and so are climate change’s devastating effects

Caroline Jacoby | February 5, 2019

After three years of decline, the United States' carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose by 3.4 percent in 2018. Heading into 2019, scientists expect the hottest year on record yet, which is fueled by this...

Michael Cohen confesses, sentenced to three years in prison

Caroline Jacoby | December 21, 2018

President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison Dec. 12 after pleading guilty to breaking campaign finance law, organizing hush-money payments and lying to Congress....

Humanities without honor

Caroline Jacoby | November 29, 2018

Honors and AP classes are a big part of students' schedules and should be taken to challenge them. But students who would prefer to take higher level classes in subjects which do not offer them in ninth...

What you need to know about the midterm elections

Caroline Jacoby | November 29, 2018

Millions of voters across the United States took to the polls Nov. 6 for the midterm elections. The United States midterm elections are held every four years around the midpoint of the President’s...

How college pressure affects students

Caroline Jacoby | November 4, 2018

College has become something students, starting even as early as the seventh grade, worry about. At Harvard-Westlake, college pressure impacts students’ lives, causing them to take certain classes,...

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