Barzdukas to become head of New York school

Barzdukas to become head of New York school

Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas will leave Harvard-Westlake to accept the position of Head of School at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York, President Rick Commons said in an email sent to all faculty, students and parents Wednesday. Director of Studies Elizabeth Resnick will serve as Interim Head of Upper School […]

Christian Club holds annual fundraiser

The Christian Club held its second annual fundraiser Jan. 24, where members met and welcomed this year’s speaker, CEO of AdRM Technology Consulting Janice Chung ’74 (Caitlin ’20). “[The speeech] was quite eye-opening,” John Chung ’16 said. Members sang Christian music and watched a documentary of Christian doctors.  

Virtual Venom: The effects of cyberbullying

Virtual Venom: The effects of cyberbullying

“Fat,” “ugly” and “slut” burn into Lola’s* ’18 mind as she scrolls through a Facebook page with line after line of scathing attacks. As a seventh grader reading comments suggesting she should kill herself, she has never forgotten the feeling to this day. “I felt so small and that everyone hated me,” Lola said. “I […]

Discourse from all walks of life

Discourse from all walks of life

As I sat in my left split, stretching for our usual Monday practice, a fellow cheerleader hushed the entire team and said she wanted to tell us about her day at school. During her math class, her friends had gotten into a controversial debate about racial profiling. After hearing about her class, the beginning of […]

Visual arts teacher to retire after 25 years

Visual arts teacher Art Tobias will retire after 25 years of teaching at Harvard-Westlake to continue working in his ceramics studio and on other projects that are “halfway completed.” Tobias began teaching in a reform school system in Arkansas for eight years and moved to California to teach at the Pilgrim School for another three […]

Visual arts teacher to retire after 25 years

Visual arts teacher Art Tobias will retire after 25 years of teaching at Harvard-Westlake to continue working in his ceramics studio and on other projects that are “halfway completed.” Tobias began teaching in a reform school system in Arkansas for eight years and moved to California to teach at the Pilgrim School for another three […]

Finding my own community

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. Every day, I hear about stress, and I completely understand, having […]

Club members pitch product idea at summit

The NextGenVest club learned about marketing skills from two guest speakers at the Spring 2015 NGV Global Summit in downtown Los Angeles April 19. NGV is a global organization that teaches young adults how to manage their money to be better prepared for the future. The guest speakers included co-founder of Yang Ventures Vivy Chao […]

Faculty, staff re-elect Schuhl to 2nd term

Science teacher Dietrich Schuhl will begin a second term as Dean of Faculty and Staff next year. Schuhl was first elected by upper school faculty and staff in 2013 for the two-year term and was re-elected this year in a race against Spanish teacher Joaquin Fernandez-Castro. The maintenance staff was able to vote in the […]

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