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                 […]

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 […]

Club promotes Women’s History Month activities

Club promotes Women’s History Month activities

The La Femme club organized events daily from March 21-24 to support Women’s History Month and plans to promote Denim Day April 27. The feminist group aims to raise awareness about gender equality and rape prevention with their events. La Femme will help support the upcoming Denim Day, when students are encouraged to dress in […]

Playing for the wrong team

Playing for the wrong team

My ears rang. My body shook. My feet gave in to the vibration of the wooden stands. Sweat gathered on the bridge of my nose as I caught a glimpse of the lively court, just barely able to see above the blur of bouncing bodies in front of me. Students pressed against my back and […]

Students donate to book drive

Eitan Sneider ’17 held a book drive on campus for Access Books Feb. 1-5. Access Books is an organization that focuses on providing books to students at inner-city elementary schools. The book drive collected gently-used children’s books to be delivered to Woodcrest Elementary, where volunteers worked to set up a library on Saturday. “It’s part […]