Series of lab collaborations result in honor board cases, Prefect Council warns of consequences

After three separate cases of a total of seven students collaborating on the “conclusion” section of lab reports, Prefect Council released information on recent honor board cases to help students learn from others’ mistakes. In all cases, students received a zero on the assignment, apologized to the involved teacher and were warned that future offenses […]

Color blind students see red, green for the first time

Color blind students on campus are able to enhance their color vision following the science department’s purchase of Enchroma glasses Friday. The glasses are designed to alleviate red-green color blindness by separating the overlapping red and green cones in the user’s eyes. Science teacher and Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Nate Cardin said that […]

Photography students interview director

Photography III students interviewed director Lynn Novick about her latest documentary, “The Vietnam War,” over livestream to gain inspiration for their upcoming photo show. However, due to opposing viewpoints about the war and the large number of comments, Novick did not respond to student’s questions. Emma Spencer ’18, who participated in the livestream, said that […]

Senior advancement administrator to retire

After a 20-year tenure at Harvard-Westlake, Senior Advancement Administrator Brenda Janowitz will retire in early December. Following her departure, Advancement Administrator Marla Schlom will take over her responsibilities, which include supervising database consistency, managing mailing projects and overseeing gift processing operations. Advancement Administrator Amber Kasongo will take over Schlom’s position. Janowitz said that although she […]

Director of Photography at Fox Sports speaks to students

Director of Photography at Fox Sports Brian Alexander (London ’18) offered advice about how to succeed as a sports journalist to students Monday during break. In order to teach the students about the specifics of his field, Alexander showed videos he had either edited or filmed. He intertwined this with advice about the importance of […]

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 […]