Six lessons I learned at Harvard-Westlake

Of course, I left my senior column to the absolute last minute. I couldn’t decide how to turn my six years of experiences into a 500 word column that hopefully conveys something other than “it was good.” So what I’m about to write I hope you’ll find more genuine and more personal than that; here […]

No Reservations

M Street Coffee 13251 Moorpark St Sherman Oaks 1.2 miles from Harvard-Westlake Yelp Price Range $ Local art is displayed around the coffee shop and is available for purchase. Artists’ names and prices of the works are listed underneath. Free Wi-Fi Cups are compostable and made with renewable resources Our picks: chai latte, mocha ice-blended, […]

Too strong a connection?

As Krista Knighton ’14 shuts the door to her dean’s office, she immediately reaches inside her backpack for her white iPhone 5. A few steps later, she sits down on a couch in the lounge and begins to dial. Knighton is calling her mom, the first person she wants advice from on whether or not […]

Math teacher to return to Utah

After spending her first post-college years teaching at Harvard-Westlake, upper school math teacher Ashley Satterthwaite plans to move to Sandy, Utah for at least the next few years. Her decision to move was prompted by job opportunities for her husband as well as the chance to be near her family. Both Satterthwaite and her husband […]

Oodles of Doodles

Although some teachers consider doodling to be a purposless and counterproductive activity, some studies show that doodling in class can help improve focus and overall benefit students. “The physical act of doodling is a manifestation that a student’s brain is already distracted and not paying attention to what’s happening,” upper school math teacher Jeff Snapp […]

Janowitz earns distinction

The Senior Advancement Administrator for the Office of Advancement will be commended for her hard work at a conference with over 1,000 advancement professionals. Brenda Janowitz was selected by the Council for the Advancement of Supportive Education in conjunction with the National Association of Independent Schools to receive the Support Staff Distinguished Service Award. She […]

Red carpet ready

Ben Platt ‘11 poses at the premiere of the movie “Pitch Perfect”, in which he plays Benji, a magician.

Senior's play chosen for production

Elana Zeltser ‘13 took a bow on the same stage where her one-act play was performed by professional actors moments before. The play “Arc,” which Zeltser wrote last year for the Playwrights Festival, was produced professionally by the Blank Theater Company in June and will be produced again at the Lyceum Theater in San Diego […]