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August 31, 2015

THE ONLINE STUDENT NEWSPAPER
OF HARVARD-WESTLAKE SCHOOL
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA



Wolverines faced off in 2014 against Loyola in opener.

Livestream: Watch season opener as Wolverines take on Loyola Friday night

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Harvard-Westlake’s football opener against Loyola High School kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday on the…

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Schooled in Stocks

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Students invest in either mock or real stock markets for fun or profit. Some even go on to make a career out of investment.

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As President Rick Commons ends the ceremony, the seniors throw their hats up in celebration.

Class of 2015 celebrates commencement

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The class of 2015 celebrated commencement with speeches from Salutatorian JJ Woronoff ’15 and Valedictorian Amelia Miller ’15 as well as honors for Covi Brannan ’15 and Garrett Robinson ’15 June 5 on Ted Slavin Field. Woronoff encouraged audience members to not take themselves too seriously while Miller argued that Harvard-Westlake has prepared the senior class to live a successful life.


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Ari Engelberg ’89 (Jacob ’21) will replace Jill Shaw as Interim Director of Communications, where he will focus on strategically planning the school’s communications and marketing approach as well as fulfilling the job’s daily responsibilities, President Rick Commons said in an email to the school community.



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Goodbye Ms. Neumeyer

Dear Ms. Neumeyer, This year’s senior staffers are only the latest in a long line…

Trying to maintain an inclusive student body

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“Harvard-Westlake strives to be a diverse and inclusive community united by the joyful pursuit of educational excellence, living and learning with integrity, and purpose beyond ourselves.”

We’ve heard these words of the mission statement many times from President Rick Commons, enough for the student body to make jokes about it, because most of us feel that those words are already a reality. And most of the time, we follow them.

Angela Chon

Finding my own community

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Everyone told me that junior year would suck — and I believed it. From having English and history essays due on the same day to simply not having enough time to sleep, I, like many others, focused on the negative aspects of high school.

Scott Nussbaum

Taking pride in my college

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As part of Senior Transition Day, the documentary film “The Hunting Ground” was shown to inform graduating seniors about the issue of sexual assault on college campuses across America. As part of the film, countless brave men and women were interviewed about their experiences with sexual assault on college campuses. With each survivor’s story, the sickening fact sunk in that virtually every college campus in America deals with not only the issue of students assaulting each other but also the problem of administrations not taking appropriate action by expelling students who are found to be guilty of these crimes.

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The use of plastic surgery to “Westernize” facial features has become increasing popular in recent years among various ethnic groups and by teenagers wanting to fit in.

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