Main entrance partially closed for construction

A section of the main entrance to the Upper School campus will be closed for construction this week, Director of Communications Jill Shaw announced in an email Friday. The construction began today and is projected to finish by Friday, March 28. Drivers will be unable to immediately turn right after entering the main entrance to […]

Orchestra room faces acoustic problems

Instrumental music students have been experiencing high noise levels in the remodeled orchestra room. Performing arts teacher Mark Hilt said they were happy with last summer’s remodel but “especially in the jazz classes, where the instruments are amplified, it’s really too loud” and noise from the instruments can be heard in the adjacent choral room, […]

Siemens honors senior's research

A senior has received semifinalist recognition in the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology for his research in the application of tagging EphB4 antibodies to diagnose cancer. ­Vincent Huang ’14 was one of 331 students in the nation and one of 51 in the state to be recognized as a semifinalist in the […]

Science Bowl announces teams for spring competitions

The Science Bowl club released in an email Nov. 30 the two teams of five students that will compete in the spring. This year, the club also selected ten younger students to train for future years. “When deciding on each team, many factors were considered: active participation, content knowledge, willingness to be a team player, […]

In defense of rigor

A Los Angeles Times headline recently proclaimed that “At Harvard-Westlake School, Some Wonder if Standards Are Too High.”  I, for one, believe that as a community, we would be much better off wondering if our standards are high enough. When I arrived at Harvard-Westlake 12 years ago, I knew that I had come to a […]