BLACC members celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Members of the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club (BLACC) traveled to The Proud Bird restaurant to attend the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast Celebration and fundraiser for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) on Jan. 20. UNCF hosted the event in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy as […]

Including Introverts

Including Introverts

When history teacher Dror Yaron immigrated to the United States from Israel at the age of seven, he struggled to assimilate with his new classmates. He said his name, which means “sparrow” or “freedom” in Hebrew, and his limited knowledge of the English language set him apart from his peers.“I was quite introverted [as a […]

School to revise 2020 testing requirements

Beginning next year, the school will eliminate the mandatory mid-year assessment testing week and will allow teachers of specific Advanced Placement courses to decide whether their students must take the AP exam at the end of the year. President Rick Commons said the changes will coincide with next year’s new schedule as a part of […]

Hopeful for Hong Kong

Hopeful for Hong Kong

As pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue to escalate in frequency and violence, the Chinese government is forcing many American businesses to either comply with censorship demands or face penalties. The mass demonstrations, which initially demanded the withdrawal of a bill that would allow for the extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China, quickly evolved […]

Fleeing from the Flames

Fleeing from the Flames

Shortly after the Getty Fire ignited in the early hours Oct. 28, Charlie Albert ’21 received a notification instructing him to prepare for evacuation. A few hours later, Albert’s street was placed under mandatory evacuation and, holding his most valuable belongings, he departed quickly into the morning darkness. “At first I packed my car and […]

Students buy Homecoming tickets to support alumnus

Students buying tickets for the Homecoming Formal dance now have the option of donating five dollars in addition to the $50 ticket fee to the recovery fund for Kevin Chen ’19. Chen, a former head prefect, was hospitalized over the summer due to a brain aneurysm and spent several weeks in the Medical Intensive Care […]

Amelia Koblentz ’20 received fellowship to travel to Lake Titicaca

To combine her interests in religious anthropology and archaeology, Latin American and Iberian Studies fellowship recipient Amelia Koblentz ’20 traveled to Lake Titicaca, which is located on the border between Peru and Bolivia, to explore the religious beliefs of the indigenous people living there. Koblentz visited Cusco, Puno, Copacabana and La Paz to learn more […]

Skidding Out of Halkirk

Skidding Out of Halkirk

Starting this fall, the school will strictly enforce its policy prohibiting students from parking on neighboring streets, including Halkirk Street. Students caught violating the rule will be punished severely, receiving an unexcused absence and being sent home that day. By truly removing off-campus parking, the school hopes to reduce demand, increase ride-sharing among students and […]

Immigration attorney discusses asylum seekers

Immigration attorney Lori Schoenberg spoke to students about immigration at the United States-Mexico border and the current administration’s policies regarding asylum seekers in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on May 20. Schoenberg, who volunteers with the Harvard-Westlake Immigration Assistance Club, addressed the immigration process and challenges that the system is facing. Schoenberg discussed asylum seekers’ motivations for […]