Venture hosts Atom Tickets co-founder Matthew Bakal

Harvard-Westlake (HW) Venture hosted guest speaker Matthew Bakal, co-founder of Atom Tickets, for an entrepreneurship presentation explaining how he started Atom Tickets and how students can get involved in the business world along with a Q&A session Jan. 7.  Bakal graduated from Harvard College with a BA in English and American Literature and an MBA […]

Choir performs in virtual concert

The Performing Arts Department hosted a virtual choir concert Dec. 13 featuring Bel Canto, Wolverine Chorus and Chamber Singers. Performing Arts teacher Zanaida Robles directed the concert. The performance started off with Wolverine Chorus singing “Candidato Domino” and continued with a strategic blend of pop culture and gospel music. Each performance was prefaced with a […]

MUN earns awards

18 Model United Nations (MUN) upper school club members won awards at the virtual TritonMUN and BruinMUN Conferences on Nov. 7 and 22, which are traditionally held at Triton College and University of California, Los Angeles, respectively.. The online conferences gave students the opportunity to discuss various topics, such as the regulation of space-related technology, child […]

December improv workshops kick off

Performing Arts teachers Michele Spears and Lisa Frederickson hosted the first improv workshop of the year Dec. 4, in which  students played a variety of acting games.  In an email to upper school students, Spears described the improv workshops as a way to relax and have fun every Friday after school. No previous experience in improv is […]

Midterm exams cancelled

Due to the updated school schedule, teachers will not be assigning cumulative midterms this year before winter break. Instead, classes will take place as they normally would and teachers may assign regular assessments. Head of Upper School Beth Slattery said that traditional assessments can be an added burden to students’ lives.  “There’s a recognition that […]

Jones speaks at USC’s Gould Law

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Associate Director of Admission Janine Jones  spoke about implicit bias and microaggressions  at a virtual educational event held by the University of Southern California’s (USC) Athletics Black Lives Matter Team on Nov. 17. Speaking to USC student-athletes and staff, Jones said implicit biases are stereotypes and views that affect one’s thoughts, beliefs […]

TV Producer Yahlin Chang speaks to EMPOWER club

TV Producer Yahlin Chang speaks to EMPOWER club

The EMPOWER Club hosted a virtual Q&A session featuring TV writer and producer Yahlin Chang (Leo ’24), who answered students’ questions about her Golden Globe Award-winning show, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” on Nov. 18. Chang graduated from Yale University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa before interning and eventually writing for Newsweek magazine. Since starting […]

Junior creates humor magazine club

The Elbow, a humor magazine publication, is organized by Oliver Green ’22. The club’s goal is to model after comedic magazines like the Harvard Lampoon, McSweeney’s, The Onion and the Yale Record. Members will work on the publication during traditional club gatherings. In the meetings, students will come together to create comedic pieces, as well […]

Students bond over reality show in Survivor Club

The Survivor Club, organized by Matthew Lee ’21, Lucas Grad ’21, Ryan Prybil ’21, Matthew Paul ’21, Chronicle Digital Managing Editor Kyle Reims ’21 and Chronicle Print Managing Editor Jaidev Pant ’21, will be starting this fall. The club will be centered around discussing the show and playing virtual games involving the plot and characters. “I’m […]

Junior students organize Model Congress discussion club

Model Congress is a place to discuss national affair issues. The club gives students a chance to learn more about the government and processes of Congress over Zoom. Model Congress is organized by Daniel Ju ’22 and Jason Morganbesser ’22. “Model Congress provides an extraordinary unique look at the functions and mechanisms at play in […]

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