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 […]

Advanced Dance I students showcase work for foundation

Advanced Dance I students showcase work for foundation

Students from Advanced Dance I showcased their performance Thursday in the Dance Studio for The Arc Foundation, an organization that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The theme of the show is about going to the shoe store, and dancers will showcase pieces such as a point shoe dance and a rain boot dance. All […]

Choir students sing at annual winter concert (video)

Choir students sing at annual winter concert (video)

Choir students performed at the Winter Choral Concert Saturday evening at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, with the theme, “Sing of Peace: Sing for Joy.” The concert showcased the Upper School choirs, Bel Canto, Chamber Singers, Jazz Singers, Wolverine Chorus and Combined Choir, and each sang multiple songs for the performance. “We have been learning […]

HWPA volunteers at Bethune School

HWPA volunteers at Bethune School

Students and faculty travelled to Bethune Middle School and Math Science Magnet to carry out community service on Nov. 22. The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association, as well as students and faculty members, convened in Inglewood to clean and paint Bethune Middle School. Volunteers teamed up with Bethune students to sort supplies and garden. Last year, a […]

Handling errors shows character

Handling errors shows character

Five. That’s the number of emotional breakdowns I’ve had so far two months into the school year. Although only three of them have been about academic stress, that’s already too many. Whenever I get back an assignment where the grade I receive is worse than what I hoped it would be, a piece of me […]

Deans ban spikeball games in the lounge

Deans recently banned students from playing spikeball in the student lounge after repeated playing of the game caused carpeting to tear. Spikeball is a game in which two pairs of players throw, or “spike” a ball against a net on the ground, the object of which is to get a member of the opposing team […]