Coldwater Canyon closed, AP exams delayed an hour

Coldwater Canyon closed, AP exams delayed an hour

UPDATE 2 (1:10 p.m.): Coldwater Canyon Avenue has reopened to automobiles. UPDATE 1 (11:30 a.m.): Coldwater Canyon Avenue remains closed to automobiles except for school-related business as work crews continue to clean mud and debris. Due to water damage from Mulholland Drive to Ventura Boulevard, Coldwater Canyon Avenue is closed. School is still open, but all vehicles […]

Peer Support trainees elect coordinators

Peer Support trainees elected Emily Rahhal ’17, Lily Beckinsale-Sheen ’17, Josh Musicant ’17 and Jake Broder ’17 to serve as the 2016-17 Peer Support Coordinators. This year, 17 trainees applied for coordinator positions by submitting an application and delivering a speech in front of their fellow trainees. “I was really excited to be elected because […]

Students play campus-wide Assassin game

Students play campus-wide Assassin game

Lexi Scher ’17 was one of the last 13 players standing in last year’s game of “Assassin” when there was a sudden change in the rules. “School was ending, so [the moderators] made this new rule that you could hit someone with a sock to get them out,” Scher said. As Scher was studying for […]

Fewer than 100 players left in campus Assassin game

Fewer than 100 players left in campus Assassin game

A record number of 441 students signed up to participate in this year’s campus-wide game of Assassin, 344 of whom have been “killed” since the game began Tuesday. Students who are participating in the fifth annual game, organized by moderators Will Burford ’16 and Sid Kucheria ’16, are using the HW Assassin app, available for both iOS […]

Campus-wide Assassin game to begin Tuesday

This year’s campus-wide game of Assassin organized by moderators Will Burford ’16 and Sid Kucheria ’16 will begin Tuesday at 8 a.m. Students who are participating in the fifth annual game will use the HW Assassin app, available for both iOS and Android. So far, 441 students have signed up to participate in this year’s […]

Head Prefect candidates discuss inclusivity, stress

Head Prefect candidates discuss inclusivity, stress

Update April 4: Cate Wolfen ’17 and Matt Thomas ’17 will serve as next year’s Head Prefects.   Hopeful 2016-2017 Head Prefect candidates Cate Wolfen ’17, Lexi Block ’17, Jordan Khorsandi ’17 and Matt Thomas ’17 promoted their campaigns and answered questions Wednesday during a sophomore and junior assembly in Taper Gymnasium in an effort to […]

Sophomores make lunches for food pantry

Sophomores make lunches for food pantry

The sophomore dean groups competed against each other to make the most sack lunches for the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry during Monday’s class meeting hosted by Community Council. Originally, Community Council was going to give a party as a prize to the group that made the most lunches. However, supplies ran out at the […]

Five students qualify for math competition

Of the 53 students at Harvard-Westlake who took the American Math Competition last month, Benjamin Most ’16, Sean Jung ’16, Nicole Kim ’18, Kylin Feng ’18 and Caroline Choi ’19 qualified to take the American Invitational Math Exam March 16. Juniors and seniors who took the AMC 12 had to score in the top 5 […]

Professor sheds light on implicit biases at assembly

Professor sheds light on implicit biases at assembly

University of Southern California professor Ange-Marie Hancock discussed implicit bias, stereotypes and deep political solidarity at an all-school assembly Monday. The Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture Club (BLACC) invited the speaker in honor of Black History Month. Hancock teaches Political Science and Gender Studies at USC’s Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and is the […]

Federal prosecutors warn sophomores about cyber dangers

Federal prosecutors warn sophomores about cyber dangers

Federal prosecutors Tony Lewis ’96 and Stephanie Christensen spoke to the sophomore class Feb. 28 about the dangers of cyber criminals and how to avoid becoming a victim. Both prosecutors work in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles in the Department of Justice. Lewis serves as the Deputy Chief of the Terrorism and Export […]