A Flash From the Past: Alumni and current students look back on the progress of diversity at Harvard-Westlake

A Flash From the Past: Alumni and current students look back on the progress of diversity at Harvard-Westlake

In the spring of 1956, as applications for Harvard School trickled into the admissions office, controversy broke out within the school community. Bothered parents frantically contacted then-headmaster Father William S. Chalmers. What would this change? Would it affect their children? “Inevitably there was concern among some parents and alumni, and people needed time to think […]

Ross raises depression awareness

Ross raises depression awareness

Head of Upper School Laura Ross expressed sympathy and offered mental health resources to students in light of a suicide of a Buckley eighth grader in an email sent to upper school students, parents and faculty Feb. 2. “While there is no way to prepare for a tragedy like this, we hope that by sharing […]

Math department head leaves suddenly

Upper School Math Department Head Suzanne Lee resigned from the school effective immediately, Head of School Laura Ross announced in an email to her students Jan. 1. Lee resigned for personal reasons, according to Ross. During Lee’s tenure at the school, she taught math classes for over 20 years and was appointed department chair in […]

Ross makes effort to get to know students

In an effort to strengthen a sense of Harvard-Westlake community, Head of Upper School Laura Ross is initiating meetings with students starting next week. “The goal of these meetings is just to get the chance to know you a little bit better and to hear from you about your experience at Harvard-Westlake thus far,” Ross […]

The Elephant in the Room: Conservative Students Speak As A Minority in a Liberal Environment

The Elephant in the Room: Conservative Students Speak As A Minority in a Liberal Environment

As Patrick’s* ’18 sophomore English class prepared to pack up, he was halted by the sharp words of his teacher in response to a student’s comment about current events: “If you support Trump, get out,” the teacher’s words blared across the room. “I think a lot of people felt restrained in what they could say […]

Vox Populi to reprint yearbooks

Due to eight missing portraits in the senior section, the yearbook staff will reprint yearbooks for the senior class and provide the entire student body with page inserts containing the missing portraits. “We feel horrible about what happened, and we’re trying our best to fix everything,” Vox Populi Editor-in-Chief Maddy Ulloa ’17 said. “We got […]

Junior conducts social experiment on campus

Junior conducts social experiment on campus

With butterflies in her stomach, Nicole Bahar ’18 paused for a moment before stepping out of her car in the junior lot last Monday. Although the week ahead was a typical one, filled with tests, quizzes and assignments, it was also different. For the next five days of school, Bahar would be wearing a hijab, […]

Words unspoken: the N-word

Words unspoken: the N-word

Courtney Nunley ’17 nervously drove through the Inglewood and Culver City area. It was winter break of her junior year and one of her first lessons with her driving instructor. The windows were rolled down when a voice outside the car caught her attention. “Hey you, n*****,” a stranger shouted. “After that, I was pretty […]

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