Students explore interests at Activities Fair

80 clubs and organizations gathered on the quad to share their interests during the annual Activities Fair Monday. With tables set up around the entire quad, clubs displayed bright posters and treats they had prepared for the students. For artistically inclined students, clubs included the Bonsai and Nature Club and Westflix. For students more curious […]

Departments collaborate to make camera obscura

Departments collaborate to make camera obscura

The Visual Arts and Science departments collaborated to create a camera obscura in Rugby Tower, which was available to the community from Sept. 12-13. One of the main goals of the project was to enable students to better understand optics and the inner workings of a camera, among other things. “Since we’ve been doing similar […]

Gualke departs to create documentary

Video arts teacher Cheri Gaulke will retire after over 30 years of teaching at the school. Gaulke plans to further her passion for film and dedicate most of her time to different projects, she said. “I will be making art full time, which I am so excited about,” Gaulke said. “I will be working on […]

HW Works hosts medical roundtable

HW Works hosts medical roundtable

Students learned about career options in medicine and healthcare at the second HW Works Industry Roundtable on March 13. The event was hosted by the Harvard-Westlake Student Alumni Association and featured clinical social worker Rebecca Neubauer ’07 and obstetrician-gynecologist Layne Kumetz ’94, who discussed their experiences and answered questions. Neubauer has worked at Didi Hirsch […]

Just keep swimming: Oceanography students visit aquarium

Just keep swimming: Oceanography students visit aquarium

Oceanography and Marine Biology students visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, where they viewed exhibits of organisms they studied in their class March 19. The class divided into smaller groups to view exhibits that displayed algae, sponges, mollusks and plants. Students also attended a classroom session where they learned about proper filtration, […]

Two new teachers join school for second semester

Conrad Cuda and Jackson Kroopf ’06 joined the Upper School History and Art Departments, respectively, mid-year. Cuda, an upper school football coach, previously taught at John Adams Middle School and Santa Monica High School for 15 years. Cuda said that he appreciates the intimate relationships between the students and teachers, especially in comparison to his […]

Environmental Club holds first Donut Forget Your Water Bottle day

To reward students for supporting sustainability, the Environmental Club held its first Donut Forget Your Water Bottle day on the quad Thursday.   Donut Forget Your Water Bottle day is the Environmental Club’s new initiative to encourage individuals to stop using single-use plastic water bottles, which are harmful to the planet.  In exchange for presenting […]