Jazz bands, teacher perform in first show

With dimmed lighting and the aroma of food permeating the restaurant, the Vibrato Grill buzzed with activity as the Harvard-Westlake Advanced Jazz combo and the Jazz Explorers stepped onto the stage. These students performed their first show of the year at the Vibrato Grill on Oct. 14. Reservations were required to attend the event. The […]

Junior showcases heart failure research at Seattle conference

Lizzy Thomas ’14 presented the results of her medical research at the Heart Failure Society of America Conference in Seattle. Thomas researched the correlation between obesity, muscle mass and heart disease this summer during an internship with Dr. Tamara Horwich, an assistant professor in residence in the Medical Cardiology department at UCLA. In the Seattle […]

Four students explore LA culture

Four juniors and two teachers immersed themselves in the culture of Los Angeles through the Los Angeles Service Academy, which began in August. Kennedy Green ’14, Henry Hahn ’14, Grace Levin ’14 and Tom Thorne’ 14 traveled around the city with LASA to better understand the life, planning and politics of Los Angeles. Executive Director […]

African-American Alumni Network hosts Night of Speed Networking

The Harvard-Westlake African-American Alumni Network hosted its first Night of Speed Networking event on Thursday, Sept. 27 where  students learned about prospective careers. Alumni from the class of ’12 to the class of ’97 were also invited to attend the event at the upper school campus. Alumni spoke “ about their career, their career path […]

Programmer builds a team of robots

Programming a robotic arm and other systems, Josh Lappen ’13 researched polymorphic robotics as an intern at the University of Southern California this summer. Lappen worked under Professor Wei-min Shen, the Director of Polymorphics Robotics Library. “Basically, the idea [of polymorphic robotics, also called modular robotics] is that a large group of physically-identical (and code-identical) […]

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