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Ibtihaj Muhammad visits HW

Ibtihaj Muhammad visited Harvard-Westlake (HW) as a panel speaker during assembly hosted by the Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) on Feb. 25. Muhammad is the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while representing the United States in the Olympic Games. She spoke about what fencing means to her and her journey towards

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Nine Chinese students receive awards

Nine Harvard-Westlake (HW) students studying Chinese won awards through the National Chinese Essay Contest held by Chinese Language Association of the Secondary-Elementary Schools in February. Students were separated into sections: heritage and non-heritage based on their knowledge of the language. Heritage speakers come from chinese speaking families. Non-hertiage speakers are chinese learrnes. Last year, ten

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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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LAHSO hosts field trip to celebrate Día de los Muertos

The Latin America Hispanic Student Organization (LAHSO) of Harvard-Westlake (HW) hosted a field trip to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to celebrate Día de los Muertos Oct. 27. Harvard-Westlake students attended the largest Día de los Muertos celebration across in the United States. “Students really enjoyed it and they gained a better understanding about the significance

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