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Transparency in the HIC

April 23, 2020

Updates from Class of 2020

April 23, 2020

It's Corona Time!

April 23, 2020

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April 23, 2020

The question of how to balance confidentiality with transparency hovers above our society today in many major issues. For example, during Trump’s impeachment trial, Republicans sought the identity of the whistleblower, citing the need for transparency and accountability, while Democrats justified confidentiality through the Whistleblower Protection Act. Law firms constantly grapple with the issue of victim confidentiality in s...

April 23, 2020

The Class of 2020 and some heartily enthusiastic faculty members met together on a Wednesday night for a Q & A session. Mr. Looney started off with an intro, reminding us that he had not, in fact, starting the school year in August, ever thought to himself that it would be nice to implement Remote Learning at Hawken this year. Yet here we are. Then Ms. Samson began running through the updated plans on some important events tha...

April 23, 2020

There’s simply no way to sugarcoat this into anything deemed Hawken appropriate: this situation f***ing sucks. When we were dealing with the beginnings of self-quarantining during spring break, it felt like this physical vacuum of social distancing might not last long, that we might still get a normal end to senior year. Now, it’s hitting me that absolutely nothing will proceed as normal, despite Hawken not communicating this...

February 11, 2020

During the fall intensive, the In Pursuit of Justice class traveled to D.C. during a significant event: America’s third impeachment process. “We were given the opportunity to witness history in the making,” a member of the class, Serena Singerman, put it. As a class, we sat in on the House Judiciary Committee’s hearings for the impeachment process. We listened to questioning and watched as evidence was brought up, including th...

February 11, 2020

December 10, 2018 marked the historic day when Youtube Rewind 2018 surpassed Baby to become the most disliked Youtube video of all time. 

Considering this massive failure, Youtube sought to correct its wrongs with Youtube Rewind 2019. Luckily, Youtube’s new endeavor performed better. 

It became only the third most disliked Youtube video of all time.

Youtube Rewinds have become the symbol of the disconnect between the needs of the...

February 11, 2020

In late December 2019, catastrophe struck Australia. Record-breaking fires blazed across the whole continent, burning over 20 million acres of land, killing at least twenty-five people, and destroying over 2,000 homes. The wildfires have spared no one - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison included.

While families desperately evacuated on boats, fleeing the toxic smoke from forest fires, Morrison had secretly taken a family...

November 14, 2019

It’s 8 o’clock. You just got back from a grueling sports practice or extracurricular, tired and ready to settle in for the night. You already finished your homework during Free Block with an hour to spare. With this in mind, you treat yourself to some much needed free time. But right as you are about to put your computer away, a Canvas notification pops up. You click and it takes you to… a homework assignment due tomorrow! 

Thi...

November 14, 2019

At Hawken, there are a good amount of clubs for environmentalism and climate change. These clubs are trying to bring change and awareness for the environment. The Fridays for Future group held a walkout in September to help send the message about climate change becoming irreversible. Climate change has become a serious problem in the past few years. People are protesting and making a push to make changes in communities. Techno...

Each year Hawken’s Upper School undergoes various changes ranging from new teachers and students to the introduction of new courses or activities. But what about changes in school size? A noticeable increase in student body size has been one of the areas of concern frequently mentioned by students this year. Many have complained about overcrowding in the school buildings interfering with actions such as studying, socializing,...

October 14, 2019

“The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.” This quote is not from a futuristic sci-fi movie, but instead how Greta Thunberg ended her speech at the UN Climate Action Summit. This line reflects the sentiments of climate activists around the globe; the world will either change for the better if we take action or change for the worse if we do nothing. Fortunately, there is still hope, as students...

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