Volume 30
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Head of Middle School Jon Wimbish of the Cross Country Runners defeats Jim Coleman of Team Jay Moshlehi in the Dodgeball quarterfinals on Tuesday, May 3 during activities. (Previously posted on Spectrum as just a photo).

Middle School Dodgeball Tournament

Sofia Giovine and Annabelle Cheung | June 4, 2022

During the months of March, April and May, break was a chaotic time. With whistles blowing and colorful balls bouncing on the lower and upper courts, the dodgeball matches began at the start of break almost...

Student Predictions for the NBA Playoffs

Rohan Amin, Columnist | May 23, 2022

The NBA playoffs are back! After a year of the pandemic bubble and a year with limited fans, the NBA playoffs kicked off this past month on Tuesday, April 12 in full swing. No more mask mandates, no more...

Harvard-Westlakes freshman basketball team in a huddle during halftime of their final game of the season against Chaminade on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

On basketball and building friendships

Rohan Amin, Staff | February 17, 2022

“It was enlightening and refreshing to be in a new environment on the team,” guard Hudson Chen ’25 said. Chen reflected on the boys’ freshman team’s 21-22 season. The freshman team had 12...

Winners of last season’s Foam Football Foam Bowl from left Alex Nickoll 25, Cole Grossman 25 and Matthew Reiter 25

Origin Story: Foam Football League

Eden Conner, Humorist | February 8, 2022

Being introduced to a new sports phenomenon is an experience for the ages. A select few have mastered the art of athletic endeavors such as underwater rugby and wife carrying, but two Harvard-Westlake...

The girls tennis team preps for a match against Valencia High School at home on Sept. 22. The Wolverines defeated the Vikings 11-7.

Fall teams fill rosters

Fiona Ryan, Writer | November 1, 2021

“To put it simply, Harvard-Westlake is renowned for excellence in both academics and athletics. I believe that most of HW’s most impressive athletes started participating in HW sports as early as possible:...

In the varsity girls volleyball Homecoming game against Providence High School on Oct. 2, #5 Sophia Jun 25 passes the ball. The Wolverines won all three games.

A drag but it’s worth it

Eden Conner, Writer | October 20, 2021

“It is definitely a drag, but at the end of the day it’s worth it,” Sophia Jun ’25 said. High school athletics are a new ball game. In addition to demanding lifts and intense practice schedules,...

Wolverines sweep Homecoming games

Wolverines sweep Homecoming games

Nathan Wang, Writer | October 18, 2021

On Saturday, Oct. 2nd, Harvard-Westlake (HW) varsity and JV teams won all five Homecoming games on Ted Slavin Field, Taper Gym and Copses Family Pool. HW teams defeated Marina High School in field hockey,...

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Covid-19 Protocol in the NBA

Tate Sheehy | March 2, 2021

The NBA is back! While slam dunks and deep threes are back, safety and health concerns come with it. To finish off the 2019-2020 NBA season, the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver were lucky enough to host...

The Effects of COVID-19 on High School Athletes

Danny Liu | March 1, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic may have crushed many prospective athletes' sports careers. Orders by the LA County and the state have made it harder for athletes and sports teams to find time to compete. These...

2021 Tokyo Olympics

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics: Fact or Fiction?

Cece Heine | December 18, 2020

For over 3,000 years, the Olympics have specialized in bringing thousands of people together. What started off as an event that united Ancient Greece nowadays brings billions of people together from around...

2020 Olympics organizers in Tokyo face new challenges as games approach

2020 Olympics organizers in Tokyo face new challenges as games approach

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff | March 12, 2020

Similar to games in years past, Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics will feature sports such as swimming and gymnastics. Baseball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing will also make their debut...

HW Middle School Cross Country Team Wraps up a Great Season

HW Middle School Cross Country Team Wraps up a Great Season

Eric Chang | December 10, 2019

I still clearly remember the very first cross-country practice. It was very difficult for me physically because I did not really have running experience and did not have good stamina. I was one of the...

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