Queen Sweep: Chess club distributes shirts

Chess Club distributed shirts to students in the lounge Monday periods three through six. Leaders offered seven base slogans, such as “Trap Queen” and “Rookie Mistake.” They also featured an option to customize the slogan on the back of the shirt in 25 characters or less. Each shirt costs $23.99 on Didax to the buyers’ […]

Sharing posts is not caring

Sharing posts is not caring

Like any diligent junior, I scrolled through Facebook in between homework assignments. Among animal videos and Coachella photo albums, I see articles: “Stand with Standing Rock!,” “What’s wrong with PC culture?” and “Assad murders Syrian children.” While I’m inundated with my friends sharing posts of pressing local and global issues, there seems to be a […]

Head Prefects-elect ready for next year’s challenges

Head Prefects-elect ready for next year’s challenges

Julia Cosgrove ’18 and Wilder Short ’18 headed to chaplain James Young’s office after school March 30. Together with current Head Prefects, Cate Wolfen ’17 and Matt Thomas ’17, dean Sharon Cuseo and fellow candidates Princie Kim ’18 and JP Cherry ’18, they eagerly anticipated the results of the Head Prefect election. Then, Young announced […]

Alumna hops on Trump Train

Julia Hahn ’09 has joined the Trump administration as a Special Assistant to the President after leaving her previous job as a Breitbart News reporter Jan. 24.   Hahn works directly under President Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon, her former boss at Breitbart News.   “Steve is a fearless voice for people who have […]

New Year’s resolutions for basic human decency

New Year’s resolutions for basic human decency

I wished I were wearing a burlap sack with eye holes instead of shorts on the kind of Indian day that could melt steel. Sitting back in my chair, I attempted to pull my shorts down further, praying they would become pants as I nervously glanced at the boys no older than myself at the […]

School to host television forum

The school will host a forum about diversity in television featuring “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris (Leyah ’19) and “All in the Family” creator Norman Lear (Madeline ’13) Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Saperstein Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Winifred White Neisser, a former executive at NBC, former Senior Vice […]

Seniors apply to schools early, reach more than last year

Seniors applied to colleges early action and decision by Nov. 15 in usual numbers, deans said. Roughly 95 percent of seniors applied early to at least one college, including early action schools, Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo said. “I think there was a coalescing around the usual suspects, the same ten or fifteen colleges,” Cuseo […]

Mock trial team holds tryouts, selects members

The mock trial team selected 16 members, 15 with roles and one substitute member. Roles included witnesses, defendants, prosecutors and judges. Leaders held tryouts for all interested upper school students Sept. 21. “[The tryouts] were more successful than expected,” team co-captain Ravi Durairaj ’17 said. “We had a lot of people try out, and we […]

Club members to hold voter registration drive

The Junior State of America club will host a voter registration drive throughout the school day and after school Oct. 17. The deadline to register to vote in California is Oct. 24. “We hope to register at least three dozen students at Harvard-Westlake and send many more home with information about how to register to […]

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