Surf’s up thanks to board builder

Colin Lynch ’14 spends many hours in his garage, cutting down large pieces of foam which will eventually be turned into surfboards. “The process of making surfboards takes a lot of time and is not cheap, but riding the board that you want makes it all worth it,” Lynch said. To make a surfboard, Lynch […]

Hike, grill, enjoy nature

The Country Gentlefolk Club, reestablished this year, will bring nature walks to Harvard-Westlake. For those who love the outdoors or just want to relax, the Country Gentlefolk Club is planning a hike in Will Rogers Park in the Pacific Palisades, club adviser and math teacher Catherine Campbell said. With the slogan “Grillin’ and Chillin,’” the […]

Perform at hospitals to cheer up sick children and elderly patients

The Harvard Westlake Outreach Performance Club, started by Tigist Menkir ’14, will put on plays for the Children’s Hospital and a nursing home this year. HWOP (prounounced “hope”), currently plans on performing a shorter version of “Arabian Nights” as one of their two performances, as well as a stage reading of “A Happy Journey” by […]

Don’t worry, be happy, wear stickers

Maddie Lear ’13 and Mariel Brunman ’13 started the Happiness Club to brighten students’ days through fun and unique events. “Our purpose is to do random, awesome things that make people around campus happy,” Lear said. Lear came up with the idea during a college tour last spring, where she was inspired by Northwestern University’s […]

Jet lag, culture lag

I have been trying to go to China since I was 7 years old. I was the kid who spent his recesses desperately scraping at the ground hoping to one day see a dragon or Mulan popping out of the sand. Now, with the help of the high school foreign exchange program School Year Abroad, […]

Sailing with the breeze

  By David Gisser Flying over waves on a blue lake on a breezy summer day may seem difficult to imagine, but to sailors this is a very familiar experience. Sarah Shelby ’13 discovered sailing at Four Winds camp in the Orca Island in Washington State. “I just wanted one more camp experience before I […]

Musicians to compete at Disneyland

  By David Gisser The Symphony Orchestra, Concert Strings and Wind Ensemble, as well as Chamber Singers and the Wolverine Chorus, will compete in the Heritage Festival Competition at Disneyland on Saturday. They will leave school on Saturday morning, compete, attend the awards ceremony and return late that night. The Symphony Orchestra will play “Variations […]