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PRINT EDITION November

December 18, 2014

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



Natalie Musicant '17 and Jenny Lange '17 play with puppies brought in by Prefect Council to mitigate stress during midterms.

Prefect Council brings puppies back to midterms

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Prefect Council arranged for puppies to be brought in to help mitigate stress during midterm assessments this year.

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In the November Issue

Front Page Stories

news | November Issue

Neighbors protest construction

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“NOT IN MY BACKYARD!!!” is a recurring phrase in a list of 70 comments on…

features | November Issue

Dress Code Defiance

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Most students know that a dress code exists at the Upper School for the sake of everyone’s comfort, but many disregard its rules, saying they’re not enforced.

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News

A worker cuts and installs new turf at Ted Slavin Field in 2011. Now, some parents are concerned the crumb rubber pellets, made from recycled tires, may cause cancer.

Toxic Turf?

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An investigative report by NBC News in October on cancer clusters in young soccer players prompted questions from parents and a review by the school of the safety of the artificial turf on upper school and middle school playing fields and the threat that these crumb rubber pellets may pose.


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Saturday

All Upper School choirs performed in the annual winter holiday concert, “Gloria: Rejoice & Sing”, Friday evening at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, conducted by Choral Director Rodger Guerrero.



Sports


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More postseason awards continue to pile in for the top-ranked boys’ water polo team, as all-area awards were released today prominently featuring the Wolverines.


Opinion

Flowers were laid down on Jim Brink's parking space.

Editorial

November issue

Take time to remember

Rush to class. Rush through notes. Rush out. Rush to practice, then rush home for…

Jessica Spitz

Appreciate your teachers

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My teachers taught me how to be passionate. Watching my history teachers dive into detailed stories of the past and my English teachers stir up debate among my peers showed me how to channel my enthusiasm into compelling discussion.

Carly Berger

Growing up with Taylor Swift

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Oct. 27 marked the beginning of a new era in my life, the start of my transition away from Harvard-Westlake into, well, the real world. No, I didn’t submit my application to college or receive an acceptance letter, but something more significant happened: Taylor Swift’s album “1989” came out.

Features

Under Control

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17 percent of female students polled use birth control pills. While some use the pill for contraception, others use it to relieve period symptoms and to clear skin.

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Students mask their identities on days of the year, other than Halloween. According to a Chronicle poll, more than 10 percent of students use fake IDs to buy alcohol and cigarettes and to get into bars and clubs.

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A&E

dora palmer

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