Justin Carr’s Dare to Dream Workshop to host first jog-a-thon

Justin Carr’s Dare to Dream Workshops and Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture Club will hold the first ever jog-a-thon Friday honoring Justin Carr ’14 to raise money for the Justin Carr Wants World Peace Foundation. The Foundation, started by Carr’s parents after his death in 2013, will use the money to fund scholarships, arts programs and grants […]

Ready for Anything: Some Students Learn Self-Defense

Ready for Anything: Some Students Learn Self-Defense

No longer willing to put up with being bullied in preschool and elementary school, Kathryn Tian ’17 and her family looked to martial arts as a way for her to defend herself when she was seven years old.   “One of the kids […] tried to stab me in the eye with a stick on […]

Being considerate in the classroom

Being considerate in the classroom

“Harvard-Westlake is a diverse and inclusive community.” Many would argue for an amendment to this famous line of our school’s mission statement — “Harvard-Westlake is supposed to be a diverse and inclusive community.” Whatever your opinion may be, there’s an aspect to this that I, at least, haven’t heard anyone address, from Mr. Commons to […]

Cashing In: High Stakes Reveal

Cashing In: High Stakes Reveal

The Athlete: Lindsey Tse ’16 Lindsey Tse ’16 will attend Emory University in the fall, and while she applied undeclared, she plans to major in something science-related. Emory was her first-choice school, and she applied early decision. “I’m just happy how everything worked out, and I just advise everyone to calm down,” Tse said. Although […]

History teacher to retire after 28 years

History teacher to retire after 28 years

History teacher Drew Maddock has fulfilled his various interests throughout his life. He was arrested in communist Czechoslovakia, got “clean for Gene” while campaigning for Senator Eugene McCarthy in 1968 and taught 28 years at Harvard-Westlake. He will retire at the end of this year. “I’ve been teaching for 46 years,” Maddock said. “That’s enough […]

Students use new app to play campus-wide Assassin game

Gabriel Jenkinson ‘16 was one of the top five competitors in this year’s game of Assassin until his killer snuck past his friends, who were acting as bodyguards, and “shot” him in the back. Although Jenkinson does not have a target of his own anymore, it doesn’t stop him from assisted murder. “Gilbert Anwar ’16 […]

Video classes visit alumnus on comedy set

Students in Video Art I, II and III classes attended a studio shoot for Jason Reitman’s ’95 Hulu comedy “Casual” April 23 at Tamarack Studios in Sun Valley. Reitman invited students to his set to see how different departments, such as costume design, editing and production design, come together when producing a show for a […]