Let's talk about feminism (the right way)

A part of me really wants to shrink behind Emma Watson and let her do the talking. Although the actress’ speech at the U.N. conference in January introducing the HeForShe campaign, a solidarity movement for gender equality, was the most inclusive feminist message I have heard yet, even she was not immune from the sexist […]

Students elect 2015-2016 Prefect Council members

Prefect Council announced the results of the 2015-2016 prefect elections in an e-mail April 23. The senior prefects are Helene Miles, Jordan Strom, Shelby Weiss and Adam Yaron. The junior prefects are Lexi Block, Charlie Noxon, Matt Thomas and Cate Wolfen. Hunter Brookman and Grace Pan were elected as head prefects before spring break. Yaron […]

Turning a blind eye to cheating

Turning a blind eye to cheating

Stacey ’16* “didn’t want to be a snitch.” In her eighth period class, the statement on the wall reads, “I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this assignment.” Stacey looks up at the clock to see two minutes left for the quiz when she feels the heat of a gaze from her right. […]

School experiences power outage

The Sherman Oaks area experienced a power outage yesterday that affected Seaver, Rugby, Munger and Mudd Library, plant manager Dave Mintz said. Mintz said only about two-thirds of the school relies on the Sherman Oaks power grid, so areas like Weiler Hall and the Chalmers building were not affected by the outage. “It hindered my classroom […]

Prefect Council announces election results

Prefect Council announced the 2015-2016 prefects in an e-mail April 23. The senior prefects are Helene Miles, Jordan Strom, Shelby Weiss and Adam Yaron. The junior prefects are Lexi Block, Charlie Noxon, Matt Thomas and Cate Wolfen. Hunter Brookman and Grace Pan were elected head prefects before spring break. Yaron was elected as a male […]

Prefect candidates discuss campaign platforms at Prefect Election Fair

Junior and senior prefect candidates displayed their campaign platforms at the first-ever Prefect Election Fair during break. Junior prefect Grace Pan said the Prefect Council is hoping to change many aspects of the prefect election process. Siddarth Kucheria, Brandon Lim, Helene Miles, Kelly Morrison, William Ruppenthal, Brendan Sanderson, Jordan Strom, Dietrich Tribull, Shelby Weiss, Nina […]

Science teacher to depart after 5 years

AP Environmental Science teacher Florence Pi will not be teaching next year and instead will take a break to travel in Africa. Pi has been teaching for five years at Harvard-Westlake, four of which were spent teaching biology at the Middle School. Last year marked her first year teaching AP Environmental Science at the upper […]

President's Spotlight honors aid recipients

Nearly 300 alumni and parents and 10 students on financial aid attended the annual President’s Spotlight Dinner March 9. “It is a wonderful way to honor [the students on financial aid] and impart the message that financial aid is a big part of our excellence and community,” President Rick Commons said. Oscar Cancio ’04 and […]

Two seniors attend AIPAC conference

Ari Berman ’15 and Jules Gross ’15 attended the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference March 1 in Washington, D.C. The conference includes daily general sessions with up to 16,000 people. U.S. senators, U.N. ambassadors and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu were among the speakers. Berman and Gross also attended three breakout sessions each […]

1st and 3rd Wednesdays approved for next year

The 1st and 3rd Wednesday assemblies have been approved by the administration for the 2015-2016 school year. Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken said the assembly is being fine-tuned in terms of how long presentations will last or how sign-ups for presentations will work. The assemblies are overseen by the Community and […]