Author urges character to factor in college process

Author urges character to factor in college process

Family psychologist Richard Weissbourd, a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the lead author of a new report calling for less competition and pressure surrounding college admissions, visited the school Feb. 3 to discuss the moral development of teenagers. He urged faculty and parents to foster an ethics-centric student body, but was […]

Going Pro

Going Pro

On a typical school day, while all of her friends begin their homework, Anya Andrews ’17 runs down Hollywood Boulevard in pajamas and slippers, receiving strange looks from those who pass by her. Soon after, she bursts through the doors of her destination into a room full of teenage girls who are all dressed exactly […]

Environmental scientist shares exploration stories

Environmental scientist shares exploration stories

Environmental scientist and businessman Richard Sneider (Nicole ’09, Alán ’12, Eitan ’17) shared his experiences exploring and building a research facility in an isolated region of Papua New Guinea with students in Ahmanson Lecture Hall during activities period Monday. Sneider, who is Chair of the Freshwater Fish Specialist Group for the International Union for Conservation […]

School encourages teachers to use grants to improve teaching

The school has increased its budget for betterment and development grants this year to allow for teachers to continue “honing their craft and to stay current,” science teacher and Dean of Faculty Dietrich Schuhl said. Schuhl oversees the school’s betterment grants, which are small grants that teachers can use to attend various events across the […]

Special Olympics athletes prepare for World Games on campus

Special Olympics athletes prepare for World Games on campus

With music blasting from speakers and members of the school and Studio City community cheering them on, Cuban and Czech Special Olympics athletes marched down the Ted Slavin Field in a procession to the quad. There, American staples – hamburgers, watermelon and pies – awaited them. Volunteer Katie Kreshek ’16 watched from her ice cream […]

Gay former lacrosse player shares story at assembly

Gay former lacrosse player shares story at assembly

Openly gay athlete and LGBT activist Andrew Goldstein encouraged students and faculty to be mindful of their language and to accept differences in others in his speech at the assembly Monday. “Let’s try not to make assumptions about other people,” Goldstein said at the assembly. “Be thoughtful about the words you use, and know that […]

Students, faculty pay tribute to science teacher

Students, faculty pay tribute to science teacher

Members of the school community paid tribute to science teacher Jim Brink on the anniversary of his death, Nov. 12, by writing letters and messages to his family. “The unfortunate passing of Mr. Brink was a profound, shaping moment for our community,” Prefect Council said in an email. “We all still feel the effects of […]

Film Festival holds renaming contest

The Harvard-Westlake Film Festival is holding a contest for students to submit their ideas to rename the festival in order to give it a more inclusive image. The contest ends Oct. 5, when the faculty and student leaders of the festival will determine the name that they believe best rebrands the event. “Many people both […]