Jason Segel ’98 discusses film at Cinema Sundays

Jason Segel ’98 discusses film at Cinema Sundays

Jason Segel ’98 answered questions from students, parents and alumni at Cinema Sunday following a screening in Ahmanson Lecture Hall of his most recent film, “The End of the Tour.” “[The movie] was really cool because it was just an interview the entire time, rather than any action, yet you still felt really engaged because […]

The Real Terror: Islamophobia on campus

The Real Terror: Islamophobia on campus

At Virginia Tech, graffiti was written on the walls of a bathroom that read “I will be here 11/11/2015 to kill all muslims [sic].” At American University, threatening posters were hung with one that read “#StopTheJihadOnCampus” below images of knives, targets and blood. Incidents such as the January 2015 Charlie Hebdo shooting and the November 2015 […]

More Strain, Less Gain

More Strain, Less Gain

Alone in his room, Justin* ’16 sat at his computer, typing furiously on his keyboard, when his mom walked in to check up on him. “How are you doing?” she asked. “Do you want some water? Do you think you can finish on time? You should really get some sleep.” Immediately, the angry thoughts began. […]

Summer video program to launch music workshop

A new pilot program will be added to the Righteous Conversations Project focusing on World War II-era music, folk song traditions and 21st century composing. Participants in the Righteous Conversations Music Composition Workshop are required to have music composition experience and will compose for Righteous Conversations films and public service announcements. “The idea just popped […]

Amelia Miller '15 to give valedictory at graduation

Amelia Miller ’15 was named valedictorian at an annual ceremony Monday inducting 57 seniors in the top 20 percent of the class into the national Cum Laude Society. Miller will deliver the valedictory speech at graduation June 5. Following speeches made by history teacher and Cum Laude chapter president Ken Neisser and Head of School Jeanne […]

Student receives national recognition for work

Danielle Stolz ’15 received a Silver Medal in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her watercolor titled “I’ll Take It To Go.” The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization that identifies and honors “students with exceptional artistic and literary talent,” […]

Snapchat geofilter created by students

Snapchat users at the Upper School can now add a geofilter to their photos, consisting of a cartoon image of the campus and “Harvard-Westlake” written across the bottom. Pictures sent through the popular app Snapchat are seen for a certain number of seconds, and can either be sent to individuals or to a user’s “story,” […]

Upper school applicants shadow students on campus

All sophomore and junior applicants to Harvard-Westlake who have interviewed so far have participated in a shadow day offered by the Office of Admission from the beginning of November to the end of February. Upper school applicants are given 20-minute tours with their interviews, and last year, the Office of Admission began offering applicants an […]

Team to participate in first Ethics Bowl

Seven members of the Ethics Bowl Club will attend the inaugural Southern California High School Ethics Bowl Dec. 6 at the University of Southern California. The students will be accompanied by English teachers Malina Mamigonian and Charles Berezin. In each round of the bowl, two teams will be given an everyday or historical situation, and […]