Mental health facility releases Jonathan Martin ’08

A mental health facility released Jonathan Martin ’08 today, two months after he allegedly shared a threatening Instagram post that prompted the school to close. Martin received a judge’s permission to leave the facility after a clinical director said he supported his release, according to TMZ. He was sent to the facility for treatment after […]

Actress Beanie Feldstein ’11 speaks to students about her career and her time at the school

Actress Beanie Feldstein ’11 speaks to students about her career and her time at the school

Actress Beanie Feldstein ’11, who was in the Oscar-nominated movie, “Lady Bird,” and starred alongside Bette Midler in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway, spoke to students and faculty about her experiences in the entertainment industry and how Harvard-Westlake has impacted her life after school March 5. La Femme invited Feldstein to speak as part of Women’s […]

Junior State of America hosts one-day conference

Junior State of America hosts one-day conference

The Harvard Westlake chapter of Junior State of America hosted a conference on civil rights that gave students the opportunity to participate in a variety of debates and activities Feb. 3. Participants debated topics including the effectiveness of the Women’s March, the pay that prisoners should receive for their work and a fictional debate about […]

Judgment day: committee to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of school, offer advice for improvement

The California Association of Independent Schools will evaluate both campuses Jan. 28-31 to accredit the school and compose a report that offers suggestions on areas of improvement. The school becomes re-accredited every six to seven years, which helps them set goals that stay true to its mission and philosophy, according to the CAIS website. Coordinator […]

Heavy rain causes senior lot to flood

Heavy rain causes senior lot to flood

 Due to heavy rain, the senior parking lot flooded Tuesday morning, forcing seniors to park on the track. Before students arrived, half of the lot was flooded. However, the maintenance team contained the flood to only one corner by the time most students arrived. “It was not a big deal,” Daria Arzy ‘18 said. “It […]

Mieszczanski to become Director of Admission

Aaron Mieszczanski will replace Elizabeth Riordan as Director of Admission, President Rick Commons announced in an email Jan. 2. Riordan is stepping down at the end of the school year to focus on public education. She has been the Director of Admission for 26 years at both Harvard-Westlake and the Westlake School for Girls. Mieszczanski […]

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