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 […]

Faculty members attend Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch

Faculty members attended the Upper School’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch on Thursday to discuss and share how those topics affect them and the school. “The purpose of this introductory DEI lunch for the Upper School is just to come together and see where we are in relation to diversity, equity, inclusion at the […]

Prepare to die laughing with Walch

Prepare to die laughing with Walch

Prince Humperdinck stepped down from the throne to talk about the making of the movie “The Princess Bride” after the film’s screening during the fourth Cinema Sunday of the year hosted by Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch in the Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Sunday. When choosing potential movies to show, Walch tries to match films […]

Prefect Council hosts second Coffee House

Prefect Council hosts second Coffee House

Students performed in the second Coffeehouse of the year, held in the Chalmers Lounge after school on Monday. The event consisted mostly of singing and featured many solo performances. Performances included Imani Allen ’19 who sang a rendition of Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun” and Michael Gaven ’18 who sang “Daughters” by John Mayer and “It’s a […]

Cheer practice cut short due to complaints

Complaints from neighbors forced cheerleading practice to be cut short Oct. 14 during their scheduled practice time. The team was practicing for their Homecoming dance, which they performed the next day. The practice was scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m, but before the end of practice the cheer team was asked to leave the field by […]