Seniors deliver sexual violence presentations

Seniors participating in The Talk Project will give peer-to-peer sexual violence awareness presentations to Choices and Challenges classes the weeks of Feb. 27 and March 5. Maddy Harbert ’17 interned at the National Council of Jewish Women two summers ago where her boss, Director of Legislation Maya Paley, encouraged her to help create a program […]

To get Bs or not to get Bs

To get Bs or not to get Bs

We have all heard about what it means to be a second semester senior — cutting class, skipping homework and maybe even failing a test or two. In other words, checking out. Many people think of “senioritis” as a rite of passage, something earned after years of intense work, culminating in a few crazy months […]

School announces plans to bury capsule

The school community will commemorate the school’s 25th anniversary with a time capsule featuring objects representative of the 2016 school year. Students can contribute small sports memorabilia, digital or printed photos, recorded school performances or sports footage and short films. The time capsule will be buried in the spring of 2017 at the Middle School […]

External company conducts first diversity survey of school, identifies areas to improve

The first of three diversity surveys was conducted by third party HR Matrix Sept. 29-30 to assess upper school community members’ experience with diversity on campus. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and administration made a joint decision to hire an outside group to impartially evaluate the school’s treatment of all aspects of diversity, including […]

Students travel to Shanghai

Students travel to Shanghai

Four Chinese language students interned in Shanghai and attended the World Leading Schools Association conference this summer. Jack Borris ’18, Izzy Reiff ’18, Strauss Cooperstein ’18 and Diego Ayala ’18 lived with host families for the duration of their internships at the Shanghai office of the Parthenon Group. Students applied for the internship through the […]

Giving a grade to grade transparency

Giving a grade to grade transparency

Rachel Lee ’17 impatiently waited as the clock counted down the minutes until 6 p.m. on March 22. Three minutes later, she logged onto the Harvard-Westlake student portal and accessed her long-awaited third quarter grades. “I just felt so relieved to finally see my grades, regardless of whether they were good or bad,” Lee said. […]

Upper School hosts poetry festival

Upper School hosts poetry festival

Keynote speaker Jacqueline Woodson, The Poetry Foundation’s 2015 Young People’s Poet Laureate, spoke about her National Book Award winner “Brown Girl Dreaming” and her experiences with writing poetry at Harvard-Westlake’s second annual poetry festival, “Wider than the Sky: A Young People’s Poetry Festival” April 16. The festival featured keynote speakers, panels, workshops and readings in […]

Wafflebots place 27th in contest

Wafflebots place 27th in contest

The robotics team, also known as the Wafflebots, placed 27th out of 60 teams at the 10th Annual San Diego Regional FIRST Robotics Competition March 2-5, where they showcased the robot they built and programmed this year. Competing in “alliances” of three teams, students programmed their robots to complete obstacle courses, throw balls into targets […]

Professor to discuss race issues

Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock, Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at University of Southern California’s Dornsife College will speak at this year’s Black History Month assembly Monday in Taper Gym. She is known for her work on intersectionality, the study of the impact of intersections of race, gender, class and sexuality on politics and public […]

Ethics team wins regional competition

Ethics Bowl team members Cameron Cabo ’16, Nathan Lee ’16 and Kathleen Edmiston ’17 won first place at the National High School Ethics Bowl regional qualifying competition Jan. 30. Students prepared to debate the ethical dilemmas of 15 different cases by doing the recommended research and discussing all pertinent moral issues relating to a situation. […]

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