20 seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation selected 20 seniors as National Merit Semifinalists Wednesday. Approximately 16,000 students from across the country are picked as semifinalists, with students chosen based on their PSAT scores. The number of semifinalists from Harvard-Westlake follows a downward trend: last year, 26 seniors qualified, and in the year prior 31 students were […]

Alumni make strides in government roles

With news of nearly daily firings coming from the White House and Congress struggling to pass major legislation, school alumni have experienced mixed success in their own bids for political office. Reelected Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 won his March election by a landslide. Newly minted School Board member Nick Melvoin ’04 won in […]

Alum advances in congressional primary to face fellow Democrat

With a national government debating a Republican healthcare proposal and broad tax cuts, Robert Lee Ahn ’94 is seeking to become the newest member of the House of Representatives, representing California’s 34th district. Ahn, a lawyer, former LA city planning commissioner and Democrat, will face State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez in the special election June 6 […]

Environmental Footprints

Environmental Footprints

Last month, when Governor Jerry Brown declared an end to the six-year drought that plagued California, Environmental Club leader Hannah Tuchman ’17 breathed a sign of relief, but reminded herself that the steps taken to reduce water usage at school needed to be continued. “I also think saying the drought was over may be true […]

Head Prefects-elect ready for next year’s challenges

Head Prefects-elect ready for next year’s challenges

Julia Cosgrove ’18 and Wilder Short ’18 headed to chaplain James Young’s office after school March 30. Together with current Head Prefects, Cate Wolfen ’17 and Matt Thomas ’17, dean Sharon Cuseo and fellow candidates Princie Kim ’18 and JP Cherry ’18, they eagerly anticipated the results of the Head Prefect election. Then, Young announced […]

Outcast

Outcast

In the school’s production of “West Side Story” last year, Elizabeth Edel ’16, a white student, played the role of Maria, the lead female character, and a Latina. “The hardest part about Maria specifically was that her nationality was such a big part of her storyline, so it wasn’t just an aside that didn’t have […]

Eric Garcetti ’88 wins second term as L.A. Mayor

Incumbent Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 won reelection Tuesday in an election marked by low turnout. Garcetti decisively defeated his 10 challengers, earning approximately 81 percent of the vote. Garcetti campaigned on his record as mayor, which included raising the minimum wage and lowering business taxes. Garcetti was endorsed by former President Barack Obama […]

Alumna hops on Trump Train

Julia Hahn ’09 has joined the Trump administration as a Special Assistant to the President after leaving her previous job as a Breitbart News reporter Jan. 24.   Hahn works directly under President Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon, her former boss at Breitbart News.   “Steve is a fearless voice for people who have […]

Bakari Sellers urges students to ‘journey to excellence’

Bakari Sellers urges students to ‘journey to excellence’

CNN political commentator and former South Carolina Representative Bakari Sellers urged students to reflect on the progress made toward achieving racial equality and how to best continue that progress at an all-school assembly today.   Sellers was invited by the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club in honor of Black History Month. BLACC co-leader Phaedra […]

Alumna expected to join Trump administration

Julia Hahn ’09, a writer at Breitbart News, is rumored to join the administration of President Donald Trump, Politico reported yesterday. Hahn is expected to be appointed Special Assistant to the President. News surrounding Breitbart News, a right-wing website whose critics contend is a hate site, has increased since Executive Chairman Stephen Bannon was selected as Trump’s senior counselor […]

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