Coronavirus Live Updates: Harvard-Westlake School

Coronavirus Live Updates: Harvard-Westlake School

Update: March 27, 4:12 p.m. People in school community test positive for COVID-19 According to an email sent out by President Rick Commons, several people in the school’s community have tested positive for Coronavirus. Commons also states that the public health authorities have asked everyone to report to Community Health Officer Milo Sini with any […]

Teachers provide feedback for administrators in faculty survey

Over the past four months, faculty and staff have provided anonymous feedback for the school’s division heads through online surveys conducted by FNS Consulting. Division heads include President Rick Commons, Head of Upper School Laura Ross, Head of Middle School Jon Wimbish and Head of Athletics Terry Barnum. The survey included a variety of questions […]

Going Viral: How Coronavirus is affecting Harvard Westlake

Going Viral:                           How Coronavirus is affecting Harvard Westlake

To learn about the latest developments of the coronavirus and Harvard-Westlake’s response, click here. Glancing outside her window at the nearly empty streets, Catherine Zhu, a student at Harvard-Westlake’s sister school WLSA Shanghai Academy, could think only of how badly she wanted to go outside. But Zhu was stuck, one of the millions across China […]

APES students travel to Will Rogers Beach

AP Environmental Science students visited Will Rogers Beach on Jan. 10 to collect samples of trash. In class, they analyzed their findings and presented them in lab reports that detailed waste on the beach. Depending on the question they sought to answer in their lab reports, students utilized different methods to collect data about trash […]

Neighborhood restaurants offer discounts to students

In an initiative to facilitate relationships between students and the community, students can now receive discounts at neighboring restaurants such as Carney’s, Sharky’s, Yen Sushi, Brian’s Shave Ice and Brit Boba if they present their student IDs. Student discounts vary from restaurant to restaurant: at Carney’s, students received 50 percent off on their purchases Friday. […]

Senior art students tour renowned artist’s studio

Seniors in AP Studio Art and visual arts teacher Conor Thompson visited acclaimed artist Jonas Wood’s art studio in Silver Lake on Nov. 26. Thompson arranges studio visit Thompson said that the idea of visiting Wood’s studio began when one of his students, Oscar Montanez-Garay ’20, mentioned that some of his paintings were influenced by […]

Jingle All The Way

Jingle All The Way

Growing up, Kayla Choi ’22 celebrated Christmas by revisiting the story of the birth of Jesus Christ and the gifts the Wisemen bestowed to him. Yet, as she sat in church for Midnight Mass, she wondered when the Christmas spirit departed from the religious teachings of her youth and transformed into a culture of extreme […]

Ridgecrest Earthquake shakes up Garlock Fault and community

The 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude Ridgecrest earthquakes that occurred earlier this month  were the largest earthquakes in Southern California in two  decades. These earthquakes caused the Garlock Fault to  slide for the first time in recorded history. Some scientists speculate that this movement could potentially trigger the next California earthquake with a magnitude in the 8 range, colloquially […]

TSM Operations Executive Walt Wang ’13 explains his adVentures into the Esports Industry

TSM Operations Executive Walt Wang ’13 explains his adVentures into the Esports Industry

Walt Wang ’13, a senior executive for the Los Angeles-based Team SoloMid (TSM) Gaming, spoke about his experiences in the professional Esports industry at a joint middle and upper school HW Venture event Nov. 1. Opening Presentation Wang first described the differences between traditional sports and Esports, as well as the latter’s rise within the […]

National Merit Semifinalists announced for 2020

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named 21 senior National Merit semifinalists this year, as determined by PSAT scores.  This year, the National Merit Semifinalists cutoff for California was a PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index of 222. In order to become a semifinalist, a student must be one of the highest-scoring students in their state. Generally, the number […]

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