Parents to attend forum for LAUSD

President Rick Commons urged the community to attend a forum for candidates for the L.A. Unified School District 4 school board. Participating in the forum would help members of the Harvard-Westlake community become more aware of the issues facing public schools, Commons said. The forum will take place Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at the […]

An effort to help

Moving from my old school to Harvard-Westlake was a tremendous change for me. I went from attending a small charter school no one had heard of to the nationally recognized institution of Harvard-Westlake. When I think back to when I moved from my old school to Harvard-Westlake, I only remember how excited I was to […]

A farewell to arms: Mike Tromello leaves Harvard-Westlake

A farewell to arms: Mike Tromello leaves Harvard-Westlake

After eight years of working as a strength and conditioning coach at Harvard-Westlake, Mike Tromello is ready to close the door. Tromello completed his final day as Strength and Conditioning Coach on Sept. 30. He decided to leave Harvard-Westlake to invest more time in the crossfit gym he owns outside school, called Precision Crossfit. In […]

Science teachers to instruct new engineering class

1A new year-long science course called Principles in Engineering will be taught this year by science teachers Karen Hutchinson and Jesse Reiner to give students exposure to engineering.   UTeachEngineering, an initiative at the University of Texas at Austin designed to expose students to engineering, developed the curriculum. Hutchinson and Reiner attended a class led […]

French staff incorporates new sources

French staff incorporates new sources

  French teachers began a process to improve the French curriculum during a professional development workshop called “Planning and Evaluation with IPAs and Authentic Sources” at the Upper School Aug 22. French teachers Simona Ghirlanda, Jerome Hermeline, Jenn Lechevallier ’98, Myriam LeGoff, Amandine Nelaton and Heath Wagerman attended the four-hour workshop, which was presented by […]

New To Voting

New To Voting

As the California primary election draws near, many seniors at Harvard-Westlake say they feel prepared to vote knowledgeably for a presidential candidate, but some juniors who will turn 18 before the June or November elections say they wish the school integrated politics more regularly into the curriculum. This fall, Marisa Hattler ’16, along with many […]

At our school, safety comes before anything else

At our school, safety comes before anything else

One of the things that sets Harvard-Westlake apart from almost every other school is its unbelievably safe environment. You can leave your laptop or phone unattended with full confidence that it will be there when you return. You can save a seat in the library by leaving your backpack there. Most lockers do not even […]

Musicians to play in two shows

The Camerata Strings and the Symphony Orchestra will perform two concerts Feb. 12 and 13. Small groups will perform pieces separately. No piece will be played by the entire orchestra. “There’s several small ensembles, everything from a cello-harp duet to a string ensemble of about 20 players, and everything in between,” performing arts teacher Mark […]

Bittersweet: Are artificial sweeteners okay?

Researchers have examined how artificial sweeteners affect our health, and although they seem innocent, some feel these colorful little packets are causing serious harm.

Bittersweet: Are artificial sweeteners okay?

We see them at every coffee shop, dinner table, and grocery aisle: brightly colored packets competing for our attention. Splenda, Equal, Sweet’N Low. Yellow, blue, pink. Researchers have examined how these packets affect our health, and although they seem innocent, some feel these artificial sweeteners are causing serious harm. Some groups, such as the Center […]

Velvet Daisies creates Mother’s Day project

The Velvet Daisies club is working on its mason jar project to get ready for Mother’s Day May 10. Members have been hand-crafting paper flowers to fill painted mason jars with since February, when they completed their Valentine’s Day project. The finished jars will be given to mothers at the Children’s Institute, Inc. “Justine Chen […]