Students recognized for achievements in language classes

The Foreign Languages Department inducted students into the World Languages Honors Society in celebration of their achievements in studying Spanish, French, Chinese and Latin on May 16. In addition to the induction, a senior from each language was given the outstanding student award. Theodore Velaise ’17 received an award for his dedication and high level of […]

57 seniors inducted into the National Cum Laude Society

57 seniors inducted into the National Cum Laude Society

Head of Harvard-Westlake School Jeanne Huybrechts led the ceremony to induct 57 seniors with grade point averages in the top 20 percent of their class into the National Cum Laude Society on Monday. The grade point average needed to be inducted was a 4.4, the highest it has ever been. Huybrechts kicked off the ceremony […]

Student wins North American School Scrabble Championship

Zach Ansell ’22, along with partner Jem Burch, won the 15th annual North American School Scrabble Championship on April 23 after defeating dozens of teams. In recognition of their successes against the more than 150 Scrabble players aged nine to 18 that participated in the competition, the team, which is also known as Random Word Generator, was awarded […]

Community Council extends deadline

Applications to join Community Council were due Friday at 2:40, after the deadline was extended due to an oversight on timing. Since the applications were originally due the day students returned from spring break, fewer applications than expected were turned in and many students asked for an extension Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church said. […]

Senior prank falls without a splash

Security guards thwarted an attempt at a senior prank following the Head Prefect election assembly in Taper Gym on March 29. The seniors planned to throw water balloons at the underclassmen as they exited the assembly, but, under an order from Assistant to the Head of the Upper School Michelle Bracken, the security guards confiscated […]

Campus experiences brief power outage

The upper school campus experienced an area affected power outage during fourth period Friday. The power went out at 11:11 a.m. and was fixed by 11:20 a.m.. According the Department of Water and Power, the reason for the power outage is still unknown. The outage prevented the wifi from working, and the cafeteria was unable to […]

Jason Collins ’97 featured in museum exhibit

Jason Collins ’97 is featured in an exhibit in the National African-American Museum recognizing his bravery in becoming the first openly gay athlete to play in any of America’s four major professional sports. Collins played in the NBA for thirteen seasons before retiring in 2014. A jersey signed by his teammates is featured in the exhibit, […]

Say cheese: alumni capture student life with photos

Visual arts teacher Kevin O’Malley commissioned three alumni to take photographs of alumni and students for an upcoming art show titled ‘Decades.’ Curatorial assistant at the Hammer Museum January Parkos-Arnall ’96 is organizing the show, which is part of the 25th Anniversary Alumni celebration. Michele Asselin ’90, an editorial photographer whose work has been featured […]

Photography I students showcase first semester art

Photography I students showcase first semester art

Photography I students showcased projects from first semester at an art show Monday during Activities. The showcase included self portraits inspired by a mentor of the student’s choice, camera-less photograms, crumpled up magazines and surrealists pieces created by Photography I students in 2016. Each student had one to two pieces in the gallery. Visual arts teacher […]