Volume 30




Worth it: Honors classes at the middle school

Worth it: Honors classes at the middle school

Kayla Graff, Reporter | February 13, 2023

Opinion by Kayla Graff ’26 Taking honors classes at the middle school can be intimidating. From math to science to language, honors classes are typically more fast-paced, have a larger workload...

Andrew Rindone plays 1st base as a runner attempts to steal a base.

Player Spotlight: Andrew Rindone

Jonah Greenfeld, Reporter | February 6, 2023

Opinion by Jonah Greenfeld ’27 Middle school Wolverine baseball player Andrew Rindone ’27  has been playing baseball for over eight years. He now plays for Legacy Baseball Group, a club baseball...

Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on postage stamp

Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | January 27, 2023

Opinion By Camryn Banafsheha ’27 Kobe Bryant was more than a basketball player, for his intelligence went beyond the court. His wisdom continues to inspire people across the globe, three years after...

The Heroes of 2022

The Heroes of 2022

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | January 12, 2023

Opinion by Camryn Banafsheha ’27 The Middle Eastern and North African Student Association hosted an all-school assembly to educate students about the protests on Jan. 9. Guest speakers comedian Maz...

Recommended: Peer Mediation

Recommended: Peer Mediation

Ellika LeSage and Lyla Kavanagh | January 4, 2023

Opinion by Lyla Kavanagh ’26 & Ellika LeSage ’26 To solve problems arising between students, Harvard-Westlake created a peer mediation program to alleviate the stress of friendships. In May,...

Weighted vs. Unweighted GPA

Donna Enayati and Lyla Kavanagh | January 4, 2023

With an increased focus on college admissions, the debate between weighted and unweighted grade point average (GPA) has become more heated than ever. Unweighted GPA is a number out of 4.0, without taking...

A Leaderless Movement

A Leaderless Movement

A movement from the people for the people. Mahsa Amini, 22, died in the custody of the Iranian morality police for loosely wearing the mandatory hijab in Tehran. Amini was taken into custody on Sept. 13...

Check Your Watch: Midnights, The Loneliest Time

Check Your Watch: ‘Midnights’, ‘The Loneliest Time’

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | November 7, 2022

As we entered the month of October, many of our calendars were marked with launch dates for our (potentially) new favorite albums. We eagerly anticipated the instant that the chaos of life would momentarily...

We are sad to see Asher depart

Nathan Wang, Digital Editor | June 4, 2022

Zachary Green Asher left his English and Communications teaching positions after 10 cherished years at Harvard-Westlake. Asher taught English I, 7th grade English and a public speaking class at the...

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...

‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ is in theaters tomorrow, May 6.

‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ Review

Eze Baum , Writer | May 5, 2022

Opinion by Eze Baum ’26 ‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ marks Sam Raimi’s return to filmmaking after nearly a decade. Throughout the 2 hour 6 minute runtime, viewers are treated...

Second Semester for 8th graders: Temperature check

Annabelle Cheung, Writer | April 20, 2022

I am a very sentimental person, so when the last day of the first semester came to an end, I went home and began thinking about how I felt about the beginning of the second semester. I sat on my bed setting...

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