Neighbors increase action in opposition to parking structure

Neighbors increase action in opposition to parking structure

“Hey hey, ho ho, this bad project’s got to go,” neighbors chanted during one of the two protests held this month against the school’s proposed parking structure. This recent uptick in opposition follows the City Planning Committee’s delay of the parking discussion, which has been moved from Sept. 28 to an unknown date in the […]

Student aids Hurricane Harvey victims

Student aids Hurricane Harvey victims

Following the mass destruction of Hurricane Harvey, Brooke Kawana ’18 sent 100 water filters to the residents of Bevil Oaks, Texas, who were left without access to drinking water. For the water from their sinks, hoses and wells to be safe for consumption, it must be boiled. Due to the fact that many citizens’ stoves […]

Affinity groups attend first monthly meeting

Members of various affinity groups on campus discussed community values and future goals at their first ever monthly meeting. Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Nate Cardin said that they decided to host the meetings to foster support amongst the groups, amplify student voices and gain the ear of administrators. “We wanted to work intersectionality […]

Administrative heads speak on their visions for the school

Administrative heads stressed the importance of fostering a supportive community and announced the introduction of various programs at the State of the School on Wednesday. President Rick Commons addressed the visions for 2020 in the context of a letter written by a parent who felt there was an “all prep, no school” mentality at the […]

Neighbors protest parking structure proposal

Neighbors protest parking structure proposal

Neighbors gathered to protest the school’s parking structure proposal Tuesday morning. Save Coldwater Canyon, a neighborhood group that aims to preserve and protect Coldwater Canyon and its neighboring communities, organized the protest. At its largest, 45 people joined and two media trucks covered the event. Attendees stood on the corner of Coldwater Canyon Avenue and […]

Seniors attend Senior College Night

Seniors and their parents attended informational sessions and met with their deans at Senior College Night. Students were able to choose two of nine special interest sessions to attend, which focused on specific topics such as the interview process, financial aid, intercollegiate arts and college essays. Experts from colleges across the country, as well as […]

Amato to permanently stay at John Thomas Dye

After a 38-year tenure at Harvard-Westlake, Former Vice President of School John Amato will be staying at the John Thomas Dye School indefinitely. Amato left Harvard-Westlake at the end of the 2015-2016 school year to serve as the Interim Head of School for JTD and intended to return for the 2016-2017 school year. He decided […]

Hurricane Harvey hits community members

Hurricane Harvey hits community members

Broken branches, abandoned bicycles and debris filled the streets of southeastern Texas, a sign of the destruction that had taken place just hours earlier. Claire Stevens ’16 watched the mess swirl through Rice University from her second story window, filled with panic and apprehension for the future that lay ahead. “We were in constant fear […]

Artist to showcase work at MS gallery

Artist Basil Kincaid will present his work in the Arlene Director Schnitzer ‘47 Art Gallery at the Middle School on Sept. 18. Schnitzer, who made the largest alumni donation in school history, made the event possible. Middle School Visual Arts Department Head Katie Palmer ’98 chose to display Kincaid’s work in order to represent the […]

Community Council travels to Anaheim for first annual retreat

Community Council members travelled to Anaheim for a two-day retreat to bond and discuss the upcoming year. Chaplain J. Young said that he and Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church decided to host the retreat for the first time to foster a cohesive environment among the students. “The Community Council plays a vital role in […]

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