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Volume 30
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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

Ezekiel Baum , Writer May 5, 2022

‘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 to a fast adventure through...

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...

Nate Arnold 25 sings Girl from Ipanema in Portuguese.

Vocal Solo Show Shines in In-Person Return

Jack Ryan and Jayan Kandavel March 19, 2022

As soon as Emma Lutsky ’26 sang her first note, the almost two year long journey of Harvard Westlake (HW) soloists' return to the theater was complete. Students in three of HW’s Middle School choirs...

Humanities classes should have more honors courses

Hannah Shahidi, Editor March 11, 2022
Is it a coincidence that there are fewer honors classes in female-dominated subjects?
Can’t dodge a bullet this time

Can’t dodge a bullet this time

Jayan Kandavel, Staff February 23, 2022

“The Matrix Resurrections” is the long-awaited sequel to the Matrix Trilogy, an immensely popular movie franchise starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Laurence Fishburne. Directed by...

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...

lunch trash on a table

When it comes to trash, be a leader. Be the one.

William Liu and Sunny Lu February 11, 2022

As students make their way back to in-person education after a year of being fully online, the Harvard-Westlake (HW) community has seen itself more crowded than ever. Although there are rare instances...

What Chinese Hegemony Really Means

What Chinese Hegemony Really Means

William Liu March 26, 2021

Martin Jacques, a columnist for the Guardian, said in a TED Talk, “For the first time in the modern era, the dominant country in the world will be that of a developing country, and not a developed country.”...

Instagram account betrays Harvard-Westlake’s core values

Eden Conner March 25, 2021

Authored by: Grace Coleman and Eden Conner Harvard-Westlake’s mission statement says that we are a community that lives with integrity, so what are the consequences for those who don’t? In recent weeks,...

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...

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