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 […]

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 […]