The city of love, scarred by hatred

The city of love, scarred by hatred

My French host family and I began the evening of November 13 by watching a soccer game in the living room. They jokingly belt out the national anthem at the start of the match, and we cheered alongside thousands of people at le Stade de France when France made its first goal against Germany. But […]

Gaulke postpones screening of Cuba multimedia projects

Student-made digital storytelling projects from the semester-break Cuba trip will screen June 8 instead of the original date of May 20 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. The date of the screening was postponed in order to give students more time to edit their work. Visual Arts Department Head and trip chaperone Cheri Gaulke […]

Cuba film screening postponed

Student-made digital storytelling projects from the semester-break Cuba trip will screen June 8, instead of the original date of May 20, at 7 p.m. in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. The date of the screening was postponed in order to give students more time to edit their work. Visual Arts Department Head and trip chaperone Cheri Gaulke […]

Genocide survivor discusses life story

Cambodian genocide survivor Arn Chorn-Pond spoke about the power of music and shared his life story with students April 13. As a child, Chorn-Pond was forced to play music at the Khmer Rouge death camp, and is one of only 60 children to survive the camp. He was later adopted by an American man and […]

10 students scuba dive in Caribbean

Scuba diving, snorkeling and sailing highlighted the spring break Caribbean trip March 28 to April 10, chaperoned by science teachers Florence Pi and Narae Park. All 10 students on the trip became scuba diving certified. Participants sailed to the islands of St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, St. Christopher and Saba. Broadreach organization provided a boat, captain […]

Human Rights expert to speak to classes

Human Rights Watch Emergencies Director Peter Bouckaert will be a scholar in residence sponsored by the Kutler Center April 14, 15 and 16. He will discuss his job with journalism, AP Human Geography, French V and philosophy classes. “E-Team,” a documentary about Bouckaert and his team, will be screened on campus April 15 at 7 […]

Water filters, quarters for clean clothes highlight Wednesday assembly

The student founder of Clean Water Ambassadors Foundation, Cole Kawana ’16, encouraged students and faculty to help provide water filters to communities worldwide that lack clean water sources at the 1st and 3rd Wednesday Assembly Feb. 4. Kawana went on the school’s Digital Story-Telling trip to Rwanda last year, an experience that he said sparked […]

Students to travel to Caribbean to scuba dive

Ten upper school students will sail and scuba dive during a trip to the Caribbean islands during spring break, chaperoned by science teacher Florence Pi. Students will become certified to scuba dive and will learn how to collect scientific data about the health of the ocean. Their research will be uploaded to databases that are […]

Summer workshop film wins in festival

A film documenting the story of Holocaust survivor Curt Lowens, created by students in the Harvard-Westlake summer film program, placed first in the My Hero film festival student category. The film is a product of the Righteous Conversations Project Digital Storytelling Workshop. The program was offered at the upper school campus for the first time […]

Chamber Singers bond while singing at retreat

Singers honed their group performance and individual skills during the 13th annual Chamber Singers Fall Retreat at Camp Wrightwood Sept. 5-6. Performing arts teacher Rodger Guerrero, who chaperoned the retreat with accompanist Sara Shakliyan, organized the rehearsals. Chamber Singers section leaders planned additional bonding activities for the 40 singers who attended the event. “Each retreat […]