Peer support to go on annual bonding trip

Peer Support leaders and trainees will go on their annual retreat from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12. Counselor and psychology teacher Luba Bek and upper school psychologist Kavita Ajmere will chaperone the trip to Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu. Roughly 25 senior leaders and 26 junior trainees will go to bond before the club starts

Chinese teacher to join Massachusetts school

Upper and middle school Chinese teacher Tiantian Wang will leave to teach Chinese at Middlesex School in Massachusetts. Wang has taught Chinese III and Chinese III Honors at the Upper School for five years, as well as Chinese II at the Middle School. “The five years I spent at Harvard-Westlake were precious to me,” Wang […]

Student plays to be performed in Rugby

Rugby Theater will showcase 13 student-written plays Thursday to Saturday for the annual Playwrights Festival. The plays were chosen by a committee led by performing arts teacher Christopher Moore, the festival’s producer. Some plays were assigned student directors, while others will be directed by professionals, including British television director David Shaughnessy and actor Bruce Young. […]

An education that does not adequately prepare us

An education that does not adequately prepare us

“Why am I learning this information that I will never use in my life?” If any student asks an adult this question, one that haunts our minds while in math class, he or she will be lied to. They will receive a blank look from someone who doesn’t know any better themselves. That person will […]

Robotics Club competes in challenge

The Middle School Robotics team competed in the Los Angeles FIRST Tech Challenge Feb. 27 at Monrovia High School. The team, known as the “Quantum Potentials,” had worked on their robot since September and qualified through a December competition. The team placed third in the qualifying round to make it to the final challenge, placing […]

Annual gap year fair attracts 70 students

Harvard-Westlake hosted a gap year fair Feb. 23 in the Kutler Center, with members of the junior class invited for the first time. The school was one of two sites in Los Angeles to host the fair for students considering a gap year through Dynamy Internship Year, a Massachusetts-based organization for gap year opportunities. “I […]

String ensembles perform in winter concert

String ensembles perform in winter concert

Small instrumental groups performed in the annual Winter Chamber Concert Friday and Saturday. The concert featured small ensembles of students from Wind Ensemble, Camerata Strings and the Symphony Orchestra. The first portion of the concert was held in the St. Saviours’ Chapel, and featured varying ensembles playing pieces by composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert […]

Guest Column: A letter to the Wolverine faithful

Guest Column: A letter to the Wolverine faithful

I still remember watching my first high school basketball game at Harvard-Westlake like it was yesterday. To add to the hype, the game was against Loyola, and I was as excited and pumped up as ever. I had been reading all of the posts in the “Harvard-Westlake Fanatics 2010-2011” Facebook page leading up to the […]

English teacher to depart after half a decade

English teacher Amber Caron will leave the school and move to England after this year’s first semester, and new teacher Megan Shakow will take over her classes. Caron has taught English for five years and will move to Cambridge, England, with her husband, who has taken a job teaching and researching history at Cambridge University. Caron’s husband […]