Former Headmaster passes away

Former Headmaster of Westlake School for Girls Nathan O. Reynolds ’51 died peacefully June 24, President Rick Commons said in an email to alumni, faculty and staff. “During his quarter century of leadership of Westlake, [Reynolds] modernized the school’s curriculum, diversified its student body and strengthened its faculty and culture,” Commons wrote in the email. […]

School to enforce current parking policies, introduce revised prices for student drivers

School to enforce current parking policies, introduce revised prices for student drivers

To improve relations with its neighbors and combat its parking shortage, the school will implement new policies for student drivers beginning in the fall of 2019. Starting next year, the school will strictly enforce its long-standing policy that prohibits students from parking in surrounding neighborhoods, President Rick Commons said. Students who violate this rule will […]

Students perform in end-of-year dance showcase

Students perform in end-of-year dance showcase

Advanced Dance I and II students performed solos, duets and group pieces in the annual end-of-year showcase in the dance studio May 3. To open the show, the juniors of Advanced Dance II danced to “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley to commemorate the fun times they experienced this year, choreographer and Advanced Dance II student Rileigh […]

Our fifth quarter culture

There are 36 days until summer, according to one of my classmates. Though he has announced the latest count after each eighth period math class since October, the end of the school year is now almost tangible. However, before reaching the much-anticipated vacation, students must endure arguably the busiest period of the entire year. With […]

Locals oppose new plans to expand Burbank airport

As part of their ongoing protest regarding recently increased air traffic, Los Angeles residents submitted comprehensive comments to the Federal Aviation Administration opposing its plans to expand the Bob Hope “Hollywood Burbank” Airport terminal March 1.  More than 1,600 residents have also signed an online petition created by Studio City for Quiet Skies, an organization […]

Students protest to raise awareness for environmental problems

In order to demand action regarding climate change, students skipped class to participate in an international, youth-led strike at Los Angeles City Hall on March 15. In the past four years, global temperatures have reached unprecedented highs, according to CNN. Across the world, extreme weather conditions such as floods, wildfires and droughts occur with increasing […]

School subpoenaed amid college cheating scandal

Amid the college admissions cheating scandal, the school received subpoenas to provide prosecutors with records of two alumni March 14, Head of Communications Ari Engelberg ’89 said. The scandal broke March 12, when U.S. Federal Prosecutors from the District of Massachusetts indicted more than 50 people for participating in a scheme to gain admission for […]

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