September 6, 2013 |
OK, all together now: No wonder we didn't get into Harvard. We weren't cheaters. Turns out that that “C” isn't just for “Crimson.” As The Times' Matt Pearce wrote Thursday: “According to an email survey of more than 1,300 incoming Harvard students, the Harvard Crimson reports, 10% of the campus' new freshman class have cheated on tests and 42% have cheated on homework.” Which means two things: A) These folks are short on ethics, and (b) they're too stupid and/or smug to even lie on a survey about it for the school newspaper.
September 5, 2013 |
With one adventurous summer trip, senior running back Jacob Knight of Los Angeles Crenshaw demonstrated more leadership than any speech he could have given and more determination than any broken-field run he could have made. He traveled to Cambridge, Mass., at the invitation of the Harvard University football coaching staff to participate in a one-day camp and campus tour, an experience that few, if any, Crenshaw players have dared to attempt. Walking on the grounds of one of America's most prestigious academic institutions, Knight contemplated what is possible.
September 5, 2013 |
Well, that's one way to get into an Ivy League school. According to an email survey of more than 1,300 incoming Harvard students, the Harvard Crimson reports , 10% of the campus' new freshman class have cheated on tests and 42% have cheated on homework. That's probably going to be unwelcome news for the 377-year-old university, which is still recovering from a 2012 scandal in which more than 100 students were accused of cheating on a take-home exam for an introductory-level class on Congress.
August 31, 2013 |
Athletic officials at Harvard-Westlake say they can't remember the Wolverines ever beating rival Los Angeles Loyola in a football game. Then came Friday night, when sophomore quarterback Marshal Cohen, a transfer from Brentwood making his varsity debut, passed for 121 yards and ran for 131 yards in a 27-21 victory over the Cubs. Cohen was the JV quarterback as a freshman at Brentwood. Harvard-Westlake doesn't take many transfers, but the Wolverines let in Cohen, who practiced all summer with the team.
August 29, 2013 |
Why is America so intent on killing affirmative action? Randall Kennedy's clear-eyed new book, "For Discrimination," offers many reasons, among them: As a remedy for racial injustice, albeit a modest one, affirmative action invokes slavery and, therefore, rattles the philosophical foundation of democracy and fairness upon which much of America believes the country was built. Another reason is that affirmative action is seen as increasingly incompatible with the aims of the so-called post-racial age in which a first black president would seem to argue against any more need for racial redress.
July 27, 2013 |
It looks like Santa Ana Mater Dei might finally have some competition in high school boys' water polo. Harvard-Westlake, a team loaded with top young players, won the USA Water Polo California championship last week, defeating Mater Dei in the championship game, 9-7. There were 48 teams entered in the competition. Johnny Hooper scored three goals and Ben Hallock and Warren Snyder had two apiece. Harvard-Westlake and Mater Dei will be in the same three tournaments this fall and are scheduled to meet in a nonleague match in October at Mater Dei. Mater Dei will start the regular season with a 79-match winning streak.
July 16, 2013 |
For more than two decades, Nas' prolific career has been a hallmark for hip-hop, and now Harvard University has established a fellowship in the lyricist's honor. The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University and the Hip-Hop Archive announced the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship on Tuesday. The goal of the fellowship is to provide chosen scholars and artists with an opportunity to show that “education is real power.” The mission of the Hip-Hop Archive, according to the announcement, is to seek projects from scholars and artists that build on the rich and complex hip-hop tradition; to respect that tradition through historically grounded and contextualized critical insights; and most important, to represent one's creative and/or intellectually rigorous contribution to hip-hop and the discourse through personal and academic projects. RELATED: 'Life is Good' for hip-hop's Nas Personal projects of fellows may include manuscripts, performance pieces, album work, curriculum planning, primary archival research and exhibition preparation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2013 |
A Harvard University sleep expert testified Friday in the Michael Jackson wrongful-death case that the singer suffered from almost total sleep deprivation for about two months as a result of his daily use of the anesthetic propofol. Dr. Charles Czeisler said Jackson's request for a teleprompter to remember the words to his classic songs "was shocking and indicated to me the profound impact this sleep deprivation was having on his memory. " Czeisler, who has a medical degree and a doctorate, testified that propofol brings on "a drug-induced coma" that is far different from sleep.
June 10, 2013 |
After the 2007 high school baseball season, Matt LaCour made a surprising job change. He gave up one of the best coaching positions in the City Section at Woodland Hills El Camino Real to become coach at Studio City Harvard-Westlake, which was known more for its success in basketball, soccer, golf, water polo and tennis. It took six years, but LaCour put the Wolverines' baseball program on the map this season. Harvard-Westlake won the Southern Section Division 1 championship and earned a national championship plaque from Baseball America.
June 10, 2013 |
Rank, School Record, playoff finish 1. HARVARD-WESTLAKE (28-4); SS Division 1 champion 2. OAKS CHRISTIAN (29-3-1); SS Division 4 champion 3. MATER DEI (24-3); SS Division 1 first round 4. CYPRESS (26-8); SS Division 2 champion 5. GARDENA SERRA (27-5); SS Division 3 champion 6. MARINA (22-9); SS Division 1 runner-up 7. EL TORO (23-7); SS Division 1 quarterfinalist 8. BONITA (25-4-1); SS Division 3 first round 9. FOUNTAIN VALLEY (24-5); SS Division 1 second round 10. TEMECULA VALLEY (23-6)