Karine Bruno joins French department

French teacher Karine Bruno joined the upper school world languages department, bringing 20 years of teaching experience to the classroom. Bruno will teach French II, French II Honors and French III to upperclassmen.   Bruno attended Nice University in the south of France, received certification in Paris and gained seven years of teaching experience in […]

Reb Limerick joins visual arts department

Reb Limerick will join the Visual Arts department for the upcoming school year as a new teacher of Video Art I, Video Art II and Video Art III. “I love to help students discover deep connections between themselves, their studies and the world at large,” Limerick said. “I see myself as a catalyst within the […]

Celebrating culture: LAHSO hosts inaugural Hispanic-Latinx festival

The Latin-American Hispanic Student Organization hosted the first annual Hispanic-Latinx festival May 23 outside Seaver Academic Center. 15 students sang, danced and recited poetry at the festival, which also featured Los Angeles Football Club player Rodolfo “El Matador” Zelaya as a speaker. Spanish teacher Sephora Escarpeta-Garcia said that she appreciated how the students could showcase […]

Out of this world: Physicist lectures on how to detect gravitational waves

Jonah Kanner, a research scientist at the California Institute of Technology, spoke about the detection of gravity waves in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on April 22. Kanner collaborates with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory to analyze data and observe gravitational waves. Students viewed simulations of black holes and stars merging together that illustrated how gravitational waves […]

Protesters, let’s pay attention

Protesters, let’s pay attention

As the leaders of the Women’s March sparked controversy, left-wing activists had to decide if they were willing to reconcile the anti-Semitic messages of the leaders with the liberal values of the march itself. The march drew harsh criticism after multiple leaders of the movement, including Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour, endorsed the Nation of […]

Prefect Council starts ‘Tap Out’ competition

Prefect Council announced Jan. 17 that Tap Out, formerly known as Assassin, will return to the Upper School this year. According to Junior Prefect Michael Lehrhoff, Tap Out differs from Assassin in that players now must tap others on the back to eliminate them from the game. In Assassin, players had to make a gesture […]

Reduce, reuse, recycle: Speaker urges students to protect the environment

Educator and artist Miles Hochhalter spoke to the Environmental Club about how disposable materials affect the planet and the necessity of environmental activism Dec. 3. Hochhalter also encouraged students to implement change by living environmentally-friendly lives. “It’s important to know that you guys have significant change-making potential,” Hochhalter said. “If you’re one person who says, […]

Alumni offer career advice to students

Sasha Cohen ’06 and Christine Sasaki ’13 spoke to upper school students about their careers in marketing at an event sponsored by HW Works and the Harvard-Westlake Student Alumni Association on Dec. 4. Cohen and Sasaki described their experiences working in marketing and gave advice to students who are interested in the field. Cohen, who […]

Students intern for midterm candidates

Students intern for midterm candidates

In the months leading up to the midterm elections, many students volunteered and interned for candidates across Los Angeles and California. Tali Tufeld ’20 and Griffin Gunn-Meyers ’19, two of the many students who interned for candidates, worked for Katie Hill, now a U.S. Representative-elect for the 25th District, in the time leading up to […]

Mistreatment of the majority

When people across America sit staring at their screens, watching a needle move left or right and dots on a diagram turn red or blue, it becomes easy to wonder if people are voting for the candidates themselves or just for their party. With few notable exceptions, Democrats and Republicans are the only real option […]