High Stakes: The Waiting Game

High Stakes: The Waiting Game

The Sporty Scientist: Mary* Mary ’19 submitted an early decision application to a top-ranked Ivy League school as an environmental science major. She will receive her application decision in mid-December. For Mary, that date couldn’t come soon enough. “I kind of just want Dec. 15 to happen so that I know, [whether it’s] reject or […]

High Stakes: The Race Begins

High Stakes: The Race Begins

The Sporty Scientist: Mary* As a varsity athlete, Mary ’19 devotes the majority of her time toward after school practices and weekend tournaments. But even though her extracurricular options were limited by her commitment to athletics, her academic interests were not: she soon discovered a passion for science, especially environmental science. Mary thinks her long-term […]

Taking the World by Nord-Storm

Taking the World by Nord-Storm

Looking through the monitor of his Canon 80D, award-winning filmmaker Jack Nordstrom ’19 filmed as the license plate of his grandfather’s Jeep Wagoneer faded into the distance, signaling the closing shot of his original short film “Old Bloo.” Nordstrom said he first started filming on iMovie when he was about six years old and is […]

Cutting Edge

StoneCutters, the upper school literary and visual arts magazine, won a gold medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for their 2016-2017 issue. The magazine received its highest scores for its reader-friendliness and visual content. “The art and photos are presented well and show creativity,” the judge said. “The subjects are not trite but instead […]

Berry Delicious

Standing before a line of television cameras, Berry Nakash ’20 cooked her favorite risotto for the judges of “MasterChef Junior.” Nakash said she wasn’t planning on going onto “MasterChef Junior” but found out about the opportunity through a friend. The auditions included identifying exotic foods, following judges’ specific cooking instructionsand copying specific cutting techniques. Although […]

Senior’s play produced in festival

Senior’s play produced in festival

Uriah Celaya’s ’18 original play, “Rule of Threes,” was produced in the seventh annual Short New Play Festival held in New York City at the Lucille Lortel Theater this past summer. Unlike other students’ plays, Celaya’s play was entered in a festival alongside professional playwrights. Celaya’s play is about a woman, Maria, who starts to […]

Art and Soul: Students Participate in Arts Camps

Nina Neumann ’20 For Nina Neumann ’20, summer 2017 was spent mastering ballet at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet 5-Week Summer Ballet Program. Each day began with two 90 minute technique classes which were followed by a pointe or variations class. The day typically wrapped up with an optional technique or partnering class. Neumann said […]

On Another Note

On Another Note

Zanaida Robles will replace Eric Gault as the new Upper School choir conductor. Before Harvard-Westlake, Robles received awards including the University of Southern California’s Symposium Fellowship, the Young Musicians Foundation Gladys Turk scholarship and two Los Angeles Artist of the Future awards. Robles has a Doctorate of Music from California State University Northridge and California […]

HW GO! showcases short films

Students who attended HW GO!’s Digital Storytelling trip to Guatemala created five short films, which they then screened at the Upper School. The films were shown to an audience of friends and family last month. Mia Nelson ’19, Jonah Cho, Olivia Bautista ‘19, Elly Choi ’18, Dylan Ollivier, Esther Ollivier ’18 and Angel Hoyang ’18 […]