Preparing for the future

Preparing for the future

As senior year comes to a close, many students enjoying their final weeks together are reflecting upon their time at Harvard-Westlake. It is generally agreed upon that school has been stressful, filled with tests and fierce academic competition. However, most seniors agree that despite the seemingly endless and toilsome journey to get to where we […]

Alumnus producer wins Emmy for journalism piece

Michael Kaplan ’08 won an Emmy in the Outstanding Investigative News Journalism category for a “60 Minutes” segment that he co-produced. After graduating from Harvard-Westlake, Kaplan graduated from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in 2012, and has written for the New York Times and worked for NBC Chicago. A former editor-in-chief of the Chronicle, Kaplan […]

Student self-publishes collection of poetry

Neda Mazdisnian ’16 self-published her first book, “Le Passage,” Jan. 24. The book is a compilation of 28 original poems that she wrote during her high school career, starting in the ninth grade. One of her poems, titled “Life,” discusses the path of maturity from adolescence to adulthood. “I had a collection of poems starting […]

Losing time to read for fun

reading for funI would stay up for hours, sometimes well into the early hours of the next morning, engrossed in a book. Now that I am in high school, I find myself in a similar position: neck craned over a book, eyes scanning every line. However, this time, I am not reading quickly and staying […]

Producer tells La Femme club to accept challenges and move forward

Ellie Wen ’05 told La Femme club members at their meeting Nov. 17 to accept their challenges and to move on. The Alumni Office recommended Wen to speak to students about optimism, the fifth goal in the La Femme club’s 11-goal system. One alumna is invited to speak each month. “I don’t have any regrets. […]

Lowest attendance occurs before break

Friday, March 21 was the second worst attendance day in school history. On the day before spring break, 20 percent of the student body was absent from school. The worst attendance day was April 2005 on “ditch day,” according to school attendance coordinator Gabe Preciado. While the absences in 2005 were largely due to students […]