Appreciating my ethnicity

Appreciating my ethnicity

Eight years ago, in the mornings before school, I brushed my teeth with Colgate toothpaste and glanced at my reflection in the bathroom mirror, lips stinging from the cold mint. I imagined myself morphing in the smudged glass, my features reconfiguring themselves until I had luminous blue eyes, freckles and a ski-slope nose. My wish […]

City attorney petitions for dispersed flight path, reduced noise pollution in Studio City

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer issued a formal request to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Oct. 18, demanding that, within the next 30 days, the organization enforce the airplane departure procedures implemented at the Hollywood Burbank Airport in 2017. The original departure procedures called for a dispersed route, in which all airplanes leaving […]

Robotics students visit SpaceX Center

Robotics students visit SpaceX Center

Robotics team members, Erik Anderson ’20, Page Clancy ’22 and Dean Reiter ’20 toured the SpaceX production facility with computer science teacher and Robotics Coach Andrew Theiss on Oct. 29. During the visit, students learned about SpaceX’s internal operations and assembly strategies. Clancy, who plans to participate in the American Rocketry Competition this year, said […]

The value of the humanities

The value of the humanities

It’s Thanksgiving. Distant relatives, now reunited, scoop sweet potatoes onto paper plates and slather gravy on slices of turkey. They dance around each other, moving from one trivial conversation to the next. Finally, the question arrives: What do you want to be when you grow up? Looking down at our feet, we consider saying artist, […]

Robotics subteam 62X qualifies for state tournament

Robotics subteam 62X qualifies for state tournament

After earning the Design Award Sept. 21, robotics subteam 62X set a new record for the earliest VEX California State Championship qualification under Team 62’s division. Adjudicators at the qualifying competition, which took place at Arnold Beckman High School, granted 62X the award for creating an engineering notebook. The notebook chronicled all of the team’s […]

Seniors elect speaker for Ring Ceremony

To continue the tradition established last year, the Class of 2020 elected English teacher Sara Cohen as their faculty speaker. Cohen will deliver the closing speech at this year’s Senior Ceremony on Sept. 15. “I’m extremely honored to have been chosen to speak,” Cohen said. “[I’m] totally surprised. I had to read the email from […]

Anne Moore joins performing arts department

Anne Moore is joining the school community as a performing arts and part-time dance teacher. “I’m looking forward to working with the amazing dance students at Harvard-Westlake,” said Moore. “My teachers growing up were really inspiring to me, allowing me to explore movement, and then they inspired me to go to college for dance. I […]

Flight plan raises new concerns

Studio City For Quiet Skies is encouraging residents to contact their local representatives in opposition to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) newest proposition to increase aircraft departures from Van Nuys Airport.  The organization, whose mission is to reduce aircraft noise in the Los Angeles area, has also partnered with Former Executive Director of Bob Hope Airport Dan […]

Ross to become Associate Head of School in 2020

Current Head of Upper School Laura Ross will step in as Associate Head of School beginning in July of 2020, President Rick Commons announced in an email to students, parents and faculty July 8. Ross will replace Interim Associate Head Debbie Reed, who agreed to fill in the position after the passing of former Associate […]

Affinity leaders gather for SLIDE conference

In an effort to encourage cross-cultural collaboration and develop their leadership skills, middle and upper school affinity group leaders convened during the inaugural Student Leadership in Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Conference at the Middle School on May 22. To begin the conference, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Janine Jones gave a speech empowering affinity […]

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