HuffPost CEO speaks to students in classes

HuffPost CEO speaks to students in classes

  HuffPost Chief Executive Officer and Global Head of News and Information Jared Grusd ’93 spoke to students in Advanced Newspaper Journalism and Business of Life classes Oct. 3 about changes in digital news media and his previous entrepreneurship experiences. Prior to his position at HuffPost, Grusd was the General Counsel and Global Head of […]

Get out! Cinema Sunday begins

Get out! Cinema Sunday begins

“Get Out” Executive Producer Couper Samuelson held a discussion with students during the second installment of Cinema Sundays this year following a screening in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Sunday. The horror film follows an interracial couple, as Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) meets his white girlfriend’s family and discovers their secrets. The film was unique in that […]

Frosty relationships on Coldwater Canyon

Frosty relationships on Coldwater Canyon

I honestly don’t remember a time when I haven’t seen the white signs decorating the houses outside our upper school, slamming our prospective parking structure in the capitalized, red font to “Save Coldwater Canyon!” and “Say No! To Harvard-Westlake’s Private Bridge.” The signs are an everyday, ubiquitous sighting; I don’t even register the concept of […]

Marisol Ordonez: Director of HR

Marisol Ordonez will return as Director of Human Resources after serving as the maternity leave replacement last February. As the Director of Human Resources, Ordonez said that she hopes to expand and bring human resources to the forefront of the school and to increase the quality of employee life. “I hope to partner with the […]

Celebration marks 25th anniversary of first merged graduating class

Celebration marks 25th anniversary of first merged graduating class

Parents, alumni and faculty watched musical performers, took pictures and danced in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the first graduating class after the merger yesterday at the Middle School. Tom Hudnut, former President of Harvard-Westlake and Headmaster of Harvard School, discussed why he chose to merge the two schools, as well as his experience with students in the […]

Law and order: Future Horizons Club welcomes law enforcement officers

Law and order: Future Horizons Club welcomes law enforcement officers

Law enforcement officers Tiffany Park and Vincent Cho discussed the connotations of being an officer in today’s political climate Monday during Activities. The discussion was part of Future Horizons Club’s aim to help expose students to different career paths, club leader Eric Han ’17 said. Han said that it is important for students to understand […]

Volunteers give out books to foster care students

Volunteers give out books to foster care students

Student volunteers handed out used books to high school kids in foster care at the Literacy Event at Celebration Orientation at Pasadena City College on April 29. The Book Club collected almost 150 used books in the library earlier in the week to donate to the Book Truck nonprofit for the event, Book Club President […]

School rings in break with Festival to Spring

School rings in break with Festival to Spring

Students and faculty played dodgeball and Wii Karaoke and ate In-N-Out Burger during the Festival of Spring March 31 in anticipation for Spring Break. Hosted by Community and Character Committee, the event aimed to unite the students, Community and Character Committee and Athletic Coordinator Darlene Bible said. “The committee came up with the festival to help […]

Dance Dance Revolution

Advanced Dance II students, guest performers and faculty danced in response to recent global events at the Upper School Dance Concert from March 3 to 5 in the Rugby Theater. “In difficult times, we need one another,” director and Performing Arts Teacher Cyndy Winter said. “This is our way of giving back to our community. […]