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 been made […]

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 […]

Teachers work on two campuses

History teachers Celia Goedde and Lilas Lane will commute between the upper and middle school campuses to teach this year. The two history departments hope to use the program to better integrate the World and Europe classes, since the course is split between ninth and tenth grade, Goedde said. “We always want to make the […]

Stephen Thompson: English

Stephen Thompson: English

Stephen Thompson has joined the upper school English department this fall, having completed his doctorate in English requirements in English from Cornell University earlier this year. Thompson will teach English II and AP English Language: Imagined Societies- Utopias and Dystopias. “I’m really excited to talk about books with students,” Thompson said.” For a long time, […]

School screens documentary about sexual assault

The school hosted a screening of “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about incidences of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States, in Ahmanson Lecture Hall Thursday. The documentary emphasizes the failures of some college administrations to handle these situations. “I personally enjoyed the movie screening of ‘The Hunting Ground’ and I felt more aware […]