Basketball team, senior class honored in assembly

Basketball team, senior class honored in assembly

The final First and Third Wednesday assembly honored departing faculty members, the CIF-winning varsity boys’ basketball team and the graduating senior class. Head Prefects Grace Pan ’16 and Hunter Brookman ’16 commemorated departing Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas’s time at the school. Barzdukas also spoke. “These have been the best years of my life, […]

Babel to be released within the month

Student volunteers will publish the school’s world language magazine “Babel” within the next month. The magazine saw a marked increase in submissions this year and has been in production this month. “I submitted to Babel because I thought it would be fun to do a piece of writing in a different language that didn’t have […]

Student Task Force hosts film screening

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force hosted a screening of the film “Salam Neighbor” in Ahmanson Lecture Hall Monday. The task force also set up a booth offering information about the journey of Syrian refugees to raise awareness about the crisis. The film follows two American filmmakers embedded within the Za’atari Refugee Camp along with 80,000 Syrian […]

13 one-acts chosen for Playwrights Festival

The 13 student-written plays selected for the 2016 Playwrights Festival were announced Saturday by performing arts teacher and Playwrights Festival producer Christopher Moore. Auditions for the festival will take place Tuesday and Wednesday after school in the drama lab, and performances of the plays will take place April 28-30. A 34-member committee, led by Moore, selected the […]

Prefect Council to host annual Academic Fair

Prefect Council will host the annual Academic Fair Feb. 17. The event will showcase the classes offered next year. Each course will have a table for students to visit to learn about the focus and theme. After the fair, students will have the opportunity to sign up online for the courses they wish to take […]

Model UN competes in Harvard conference

Model UN competes in Harvard conference

Members of the Model United Nations Club attended a conference hosted by Harvard University Jan. 28 – 31 at the Sheraton Boston and Hynes Convention Center. Nine students went on the trip, which was chaperoned by upper school deans Jamie Chan and Celso Cardenas. Only students with substantial experience in Model UN could attend. Committees […]

Wafl Truck visit, next Coffee House among activities announced at assembly

An all-school assembly today highlighted upcoming opportunities for students, including a breast cancer awareness-themed varsity girls’ basketball game, the date of the second Coffee House of the year and the annual Academic Fair. The varsity girls’ basketball team invited students and faculty to raise awareness for breast cancer by wearing pink as well as by writing the names of loved ones affected […]

Administration approves Rome trip

The first ever Latin trip sponsored by Harvard-Westlake will give students the opportunity to travel to Rome April 3-10. Middle school Latin teacher Mercedes Barletta will chaperone the trip along with a teaching assistant from The Paideia Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study of classics. Students will be staying in monasteries and […]

Model UN members participate at conference

Eleven students travelled to Mira Costa High School to take part in the LAIMUN conference on Saturday. Students represented Australia and Botswana in 11 committees, split between novice, in which only students who had been to two or fewer conferences could attend, and advanced committees. Topics included the promotion of emerging markets and the use […]

Class participates in negotiation project

Students in the AP Human Geography and International Relations course attended the International Negotiation Project (INP) conference at Whittier College on Saturday. The INP, a month-long simulation of international diplomacy that concluded with Saturday’s face-to-face conference, is the culmination of the class’s unit on international diplomacy, history teacher Nini Halkett said. Twenty-five students attended the […]