Speaker discusses the effects of porn on society

Speaker discusses the effects of porn on society

Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Wheelock College Gail Dines spoke at junior class meeting about how porn affects students and the hypersexualization of today’s culture. Dines specializes in the study of pornography and published “Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality”. Dines is also the founder and President of Culture Reframed, which is […]

Former diplomat speaks about foreign service

Former diplomat speaks about foreign service

Former ambassador Allen Holmes, father of history teacher Katherine Holmes-Chuba, spoke about his experiences working with high ranking foreign officials to AP United States Government and Politics and AP Human Geography classes. Holmes served as the Ambassador to Portugal during the Reagan administration, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Political and Military Affairs also […]

Alumni attend Young Alumni Winter Reception

Alumni attend Young Alumni Winter Reception

The Alumni Relations team hosted the annual Young Alumni Winter Reception for alumni, seniors and faculty in the Kutler Center. Alumni Administrator Anne Pyle and Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Ivy Bunnak organized the event and sent out invitations to all alumni from the past decade. “It’s a way for us to get the younger […]

Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wish at assembly

Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wish at assembly

Community Council partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to reveal a trip to Disneyland for a 5-year-old cancer survivor Nov. 14 at an all-school assembly. Leighton Kaba beat leukemia through chemotherapy and a successful bone marrow transplant from her sister. Soon after her surgery, she became eligible for a wish and decided to use her wish […]

Advocacy clubs strive to combat microaggressions

Advocacy clubs strive to combat microaggressions

Anonymous quotes heard around campus involving offensive language toward race, gender and sexuality flashed against a black screen at Wednesday’s assembly. Student club leaders produced the video to spread awareness of microaggressions on campus and start a movement to stop derogatory language. Leader of the Latino-American Student Organization Carmen Levine ’17, Black Leadership Awareness and […]

Walch rewrites film textbook for class

Performing arts teacher Ted Walch rewrote his cinema studies textbook entitled “Cinstuds” over the summer. Walch has been teaching Cinema Studies for 25 years and created his own guidebook for his class in 2000. Last year, Walch asked the curriculum development committee for a grant to revise the textbook. Cinema studies student Javi Arango ’16 […]

Jennifer Cardillo: Dean

Jennifer Cardillo: Dean

Jen Cardillo has joined the dean office after 25 years of working in the education system, replacing upper school Dean Kyle Graham. Cardillo studied history and English at Harvard University and John Burroughs High School. She worked at Phillips Academy as a teaching fellow and at Thayer Academy as a dean and teacher. Before coming […]

School to hold HW Inc. summer program

HW Inc., a summer program open to all Harvard-Westlake students interested in business and entrepreneurship, will take place from June 13-18 this summer at the Upper School. “I got involved because a friend of mine was on the leadership team when it was called HW Startup Scramble, and I joined the leadership team the next […]

Racanelli to retire after 13 years of student counseling

Racanelli to retire after 13 years of student counseling

Upper School Dean Rose-Ellen Racanelli will retire this upcoming summer after 13 years of leading and guiding her students. “I think deep down in my heart, I will miss the kids the most,” Racanelli said. “It is a terrific group of young people who attend Harvard Westlake. They’re interested in growing academically, they take risks […]