Category: News

Andrew Yang attends fundraising event hosted by HW family

Andrew Yang, a Democrat presidential candidate, attended an intimate fundraising event hosted by Harvard-Westlake (HW) parent Rachel Yang at her family’s home. There are 20 Democrats running for president in 2020. Of those, five are women and three (Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris and Andrew Yang) are Asian American Pacific Islanders. “I’m thrilled that the candidates

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Students organize mental health events in May

Harvard-Westlake (HW) students Kaelyn Choi ’22 and Spectrum staffer Kate Hassett ’22 organized mental health-related activities for students at the middle school campus throughout May’s Mental Health Awareness Month with faculty support from English and Communications teacher Juliet Suess and Psychologist Kelly Decker. Students played with puppies on the Commons May 23. Additionally, students partook

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Mental health resources

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 Awareness Month, this article aims to provide resources to anyone who is dealing with mental health issues or is simply stressed or wanting

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HW Security Profiles

Every day, trained security personnel work to keep members of the Harvard-Westlake (HW) community safe. This article aims to introduce the students to the trained personal behind the badge. Ron, a former family security officer who preferred not to share his last name, had been in the business of protection for 15 years before learning

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Students allegedly pay doctors to obtain extra time on assessments

Recent surveys sent to Harvard-Westlake (HW) students suggest that it is possible HW parents have paid doctors for a diagnosis that permits students without learning differences extra time on exams, despite HW’s growing attempts to accommodate students with learning differences and reduce stigmas surrounding them. Two anonymous HW students claimed in a survey that their

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