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 […]

Prefect Council hosts last Coffee House of the school year

Prefect Council hosts last Coffee House of the school year

Students preformed in the last Coffee House of the year Thursday during eighth period for exclusively seniors and after school for all students. Seniors participated in a senior-only Coffee House during eighth period as part of Senior Day. “The last coffeehouse was great, the senior section especially,” Prefect and performer Adam Yaron ’16 said. “Because […]

Spanish classes go on school trip to Spain

A group of 18 Spanish language students along with three faculty advisors traveled to Spain for educational immersion March 24 to April 10. Participants spent their first weekend in Madrid before attending Aula Toledo, a Spanish language institute, in Toledo. “I think the teachers were very good in both institutes,” Adin Ring ’18 said. “They […]

JSA members run for regional office

Two members of the Harvard-Westlake Junior State of America club will run for regional office positions within the organization. Lucy Kim ’19 and Eleanor Halloran ’18 declared their candidacy during the Los Angeles Region Winter Congress Feb. 20-21 for Los Angeles Region Senator and Mayor, respectively. Senators represent their region on the JSA State Senate, […]

School uses Amazon to fund financial aid

Amazon customers can now use AmazonSmile to donate 0.5 percent of their purchase to the Financial Aid office. AmazonSmile allows customers to donate to a charity of their choice on eligible purchases from Amazon. Those interested can sign into their Amazon accounts at the AmazonSmile webpage and select “Harvard-Westlake School.” AmazonSmile periodically increases the donation […]

Assembly highlights February activities, events

Today’s upper school assembly highlighted upcoming opportunities for students, such as the rose sale for actors in the play, the Stonecutters Magazine deadline, and logo contest for the upcoming Festival To Spring event. Members of the Social Committee will be selling roses to give to actors in the play, “Madwoman of Chaillot,” this week on […]

Opening our arms after attacks

Opening our arms after attacks

I breezed through airport security with only minor hitches with TSA. Once past security, I felt marginally calmer, but it wasn’t over yet. This time it wasn’t a “random” pat down and double screening at the Atlanta International Airport. This time it wasn’t agents refusing to let me through disability screening when I was on […]

Youth Ending Hunger feeds homeless

Members of the Youth Ending Hunger Club cooked food for the homeless at the Ocean Park Community Center Samoshel Shelter on Friday. Participating members took a bus to the Santa Monica shelter to prepare and serve dinner to shelter residents. “Helping out is nice because part of it is just with your friends in the […]

Students win Halloween costume contest

Students win Halloween costume contest

Matthew Jung ’16 and Alex Gordon ’16 and Madison Foster ’16 won Social Committee’s individual and group costume contests, respectively, Social Committee announced in an email Nov. 4. Students dressed up in costumes on Oct. 30 to celebrate Halloween. Social Committee asked participating students to have their pictures taken in the lounge for judging. Students […]

JSA to participate in USC conference

The Junior State of America club will participate in their first conference Oct. 11 at the University of Southern California. The theme of the debate will be “Legislating Liberty” and will focus on civil rights law and the First Amendment. The event will feature a guest speaker from the Los Angeles Board of Education, formal […]