The college process is not a competition

It’s the college race. It starts for most in ninth grade. Sometimes there are faulty starts or changes in direction, hurdles or shortcomings. But nevertheless, it is a race. And much like any other race, it is not often our own performances which we worry so much about — it’s those of our opponents. It’s […]

Love Like Snow Other

Love Like Snow Other

  Ginette (Caroline Cook ’19) is sitting next to Pete (Erick Gredonia ’17) when the two reveal that they love each other. However, Pete explains that by sitting directly next him, Ginette is also technically as far away from him as she can possibly be. Disheartened, Ginette leaves Pete. “I thought the prologue was adorable. […]

Students named Scholastic Art & Writing Award recipients

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards named 119 students as gold key, silver key and honorable mention recipients for the regional competition on Friday. Sixteen students were awarded for writing and 103 were awarded for works of art or portfolios. Gold Key recipient work will advance to a panel of national judges. “The number of […]

Rehearsals begin for upcoming spring play

A cast of twenty students and a live band of six instrumentalists are set to perform in the spring play “Almost Maine” taking place Feb. 2-4 in the Rugby Auditorium. The play, written by John Cariani, is a compilation of nine inter-connected scenes set during wintertime in a small town in Maine. The story follows […]

Students audition, begin rehearsing for spring play

Performing arts teacher Christopher Moore released the cast list for the spring play “Almost Maine” in an email to students Saturday afternoon. The play features a cast of 20 students and a live band of six instrumentalists in a compilation of nine inter-connected scenes set in a small town in Maine. Students auditioned for the […]

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 […]

Learning to accept rejection

Learning to accept rejection

Harvard-Westlake strives to be an inclusive community, but at what point does inclusiveness compromise the pursuit of excellence? Rejection is an unavoidable aspect of life. Harvard-Westlake is a college preparatory school for a reason. Emerging into the adult world without having experienced true rejection puts young adults at risk for unrealistic expectations. It is a […]

Performing arts department releases Les Miserables cast list

Cast: Jean Valjean                Henry Platt Javert                           Ben Pimstone Fantine                        Natalie Kroh Eponine                       Elizabeth Gaba Cosette                        Maya Hinkin Marius                         Jack Nordstrom Enjolras                       Michael Gaven Thenardier                   Casey Giolito Mme Thenardier          Natalie Musicant Bishop                         Jordan Yadegar Convict #1                  Tosh Le Convict #2                  Harry Garvey Convict #3                  Russell Davis Convict #4                  Eli Timoner Convict #5                  Justyn Chang Chain Gang                 […]

Jolly Good Fellows: 2016 Summer Fellowships

Jolly Good Fellows: 2016 Summer Fellowships

Max Robertson: Japan By Sabrina de Brito Walking through a five-story designer clothing store in Tokyo, Max Robertson ‘17 said he was surprised to find some of the clothes in glass cases, as if the shop were a museum. The clothes were mixed in with other pieces of art on display, an homage to how […]

Leaders announce new Peer Support trainees

School counselor and humanities teacher Luba Bek announced the Peer Support trainees for the 2016-2017 school year in an email on Friday. The 26 sophomores were chosen from an application pool of 68 students. The group is comprised of 12 girls and 14 boys. Peer Support is a system of student-led groups on campus committed […]