Poet, activist Luis Rodriguez speaks at assembly

Poet, activist Luis Rodriguez speaks at assembly

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Latin American/Hispanic Student Organization invited 2014 Los Angeles Poet Laureate, author and activist Luis Rodriguez to speak at an all school assembly Wednesday. Rodriguez discussed his hopes for the future of society and the correctional system. He also shared personal stories of his time in a gang, dealing with […]

Students sign up for clubs at Activities Fair

Students sign up for clubs at Activities Fair

Due to overwhelming interest to lead a club this school year, only 5 new clubs had a table at the Activities Fair, held on Monday at break.   “We want active organizations that have enough members to make a difference and to achieve the goals that they stated in their club charter,” Director of Student […]

Jenny Yoon ’19 realized passion for classical Spanish guitar

Jenny Yoon ’19 realized passion for classical Spanish guitar

While Jenny Yoon ’19 grew up with a background in classical music, through HWGo! this summer she was exposed to a different style of music: classical Spanish guitar. Yoon has played the clarinet for eight years and will take AP Music Theory this year. “During my AP Spanish class last year, I started to become […]

Going down in history: history department adds two new classes

The History Department brought back the Advanced Placement World History class after it was omitted from last year’s curriculum and added an additional AP Human Geography course. History teacher David Waterhouse said the history teachers did not want to remove AP World History in the first place, but they could not find someone to teach […]

Marine Bio students set sail on field trip

The Oceanography and Marine Biology class took a field trip to Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach for a boat ride April 19. Science teacher Blaise Eitner led the trip. Once boarding the boat, the staff facilitated some activities and studies for the students. “We began with throwing out a large net, and collectively pulling it […]

Chariots of fire: JCL goes to convention

Chariots of fire: JCL goes to convention

Middle and upper school Latin students and Junior Classical League members participated in the California Junior Classical League Convention during the weekend in San Francisco. At the convention, students competed in activities such as academic testing, athletic competitions, poetic recitations and chariot races. “The Friday evening we arrived, we took tests that were later scored […]

2017 Cum Laude Inductees

57 seniors who are in the top 20 percent of the graduating class’ grade point average will be inducted into the National Cum Laude Society on May 15. The seniors are as followed: Cum Laude Society, Harvard-Westlake Chapter List of Inductees, 2017   Lara Bagdasarian Andrew Chilton Berg Jonathan Berman Jason Chang Youna Choi William […]

Organization fundraises for school in Guatemala

The Latin American Student Organization sold handmade jewelry from Guatemala, Mexican sweet bread and tamales April 21 with all proceeds going to the Nino’s School in Guatemala. The money raised went to buying textbooks, backpacks, clothing, school lunches and other school supplies for the students of the school as well as to help fund teacher […]

Students shoot hoops in March Madness tournament

Students shoot hoops in March Madness tournament

To commemorate March Madness, Prefect Council hosted the school’s own basketball tournament in Taper Gym on Monday during Activities. The winning team, Team BBS, was made up of Ali Iken ’17, Josh Lyons ’17, Dustin Jones ’17 and Quinton Simmonds ’17. The tournament consisted of 16 teams, with each ranging from 2 to 4 players. “When we […]