Berezin to focus on family and writing

After a 10 year tenure working at Harvard Westlake, English teacher and Ethics Bowl Advisor Charles Berezin will retire at the end of this school year. Berezin plans on spending more time publishing essays on politics and culture on his website, writing a screenplay and spending time with his newborn grandson. While he is looking […]

A Need for Nicotine: Teenage Nicotine Addiction

A Need for Nicotine: Teenage Nicotine Addiction

For three months during her sophomore year, Billie* ’20 couldn’t get through a 45 minute period without vaping. What started out as a small desire she would satisfy sporadically throughout the week quickly escalated into a need to use her Juul when she woke up, while she was in the car, between passing periods and […]

HW Works holds finance roundtable

Andrea Greene ’91 (Zachary ’23), the Chief Operating Officer of commercial real estate agency CREXi, spoke about her career in finance at the HW Works and Student Alumni Association-sponsored roundtable April 17. Greene said that the school provided her with valuable tools for her career. “Harvard-Westlake is an outstanding place to learn about work ethic […]

It’s a Match! : Student Usage of Tinder

It’s a Match! : Student Usage of Tinder

Noah* ’19 scrolled through his camera roll, looking carefully for the perfect profile photo. He decided on a photo with a big smile to make him look friendly, some stubble to make him look older and a blue t-shirt to bring out his eyes. Just a few clicks later, he became Noah, 18, 2.4 miles […]

School counselor and humanities teacher retires

After a 27-year tenure working at Harvard Westlake, School Counselor and Humanities Teacher Luba Bek will retire at the end of this school year. She is looking forward to spending the next chapter of her life with her wife, she said, but will miss many aspects of the school, especially the students. “The students have […]

‘Birding’ Takes Flight

‘Birding’ Takes Flight

Sunday evening, while other students labored over their English essays and crammed for their math exams the next day, Jonathan Damico ’19 cruised alongside the PCH. As he turned toward the setting sun, Damico wasn’t viewing the misty ocean front or a watercolor sky, but instead he was looking out toward the bike path. He […]

Class hosts annual leadership conference

Class hosts annual leadership conference

Students hosted the fifth annual Unconvention to promote leadership among students in the greater Los Angeles area March 17 at the Upper School. Through a series of student-led activities and speeches, the Unconvention encouraged students to be leaders in their own communities and look at leadership in a different way. The Unconvention aims to unite […]

Patterson discusses Brownstein fellowship

Director of Kutler Center and Summer Programs Jim Patterson presented gap year fellowship opportunities to the senior class Jan 5. Patterson played a video to explain the history of the Brownstein fellowship. Following the video, Jordan Brown ’16, recipient of the Brownstein fellowship, spoke to the senior class about her experiences and strongly advised students […]