Hicks to serve as new executive assistant

Juliana Hicks will serve as the executive assistant to the Head of Athletics for the upcoming school year after she officially assumed her position Jan. 3. She was previously the head coach for the JV girls’ volleyball program and the assistant coach for boys’ and girls’ varsity volleyball teams. “I’ve been here for the past […]

Juniors win Miranda Rights essay competition

Dani Mirell ’17 and Serena Davis ’17 won first and second place, respectively, at the district level in the 2016 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest sponsored by the Ninth Circuit Courts and Community Committee. Mirell’s essay will automatically be submitted into the Ninth Circuit Civics Contest along with winners from other districts. Students wrote essays or […]

Basketball team, senior class honored in assembly

Basketball team, senior class honored in assembly

The final First and Third Wednesday assembly honored departing faculty members, the CIF-winning varsity boys’ basketball team and the graduating senior class. Head Prefects Grace Pan ’16 and Hunter Brookman ’16 commemorated departing Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas’s time at the school. Barzdukas also spoke. “These have been the best years of my life, […]

Ethics Bowl wins second place

Competing against 330 teams, Harvard-Westlake students won second place in their first trip to the National High School Ethics Bowl at the University of North Carolina April 14-17. Cameron Cabo ’16, Su Jin Nam ’16, Nathan Lee ’16, Jessie Pfeifer ’16, Aidan Luscinski ’17, Kat Edminston ’17 and Elly Choi ’18 researched and discussed 15 […]

School selects 7 applicants for summer abroad fellowships

Seven students will travel abroad this summer as recipients of HW Go! Student Summer Fellowships. The program supports projects designed by students to investigate the histories and traditions of foreign countries to promote students’ cultural persepctive and global responsibility. Alison Oh ’19, Carmen Levine ’17 and Alitzel Villanueva ’17 received Latin-American and Iberian Studies Fellowships. […]

Students, faculty play games at first Festival of Spring

Students, faculty play games at first Festival of Spring

Community and Character Committee hosted the first Festival of Spring Thursday between fourth and fifth periods in an effort to build a sense of community and help students relieve stress before Spring Break, committee members said. Students and faculty participated in dodgeball in the Taper Gymnasium, as well as three-ball soccer, kickball and tug of […]

At Risk

At Risk

 A junior at a Los Angeles area high school, Zaria* remembers how her mother used to measure her waist and compare it to her own. “If we were close, she would be really excited,” Zaria said. “I thought it was like a competition.” For Zaria, dieting and body consciousness are very familiar concepts. “My family […]

Class to hold leadership conference

Students from the Unconventional Leadership class will participate in the third annual leadership convention called “The Unconvention” on the upper school campus Saturday. Students in the class will also have the opportunity to invite peers perceived as leaders to join attendees from other Los Angeles area high schools including Palisades Charter, Marlborough, Marymount, Oakwood, Windward […]

Alum discusses Rams’ move back to city (video)

Kevin Demoff ’95, the Executive Vice President of Football Operations and Chief Operating Officer of the Los Angeles Rams, spoke at an event hosted by the Harvard-Westlake Alumni Association at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel March 1. During the first Rams presentation in Los Angeles, Demoff discussed the process of bringing the team back to its […]

Alum speaks about real estate company

The Student Alumni Association held an event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City Jan. 27 for students and faculty. Spencer Rascoff ’93 spoke to students about running Zillow, an online real estate database company founded in 2006. After graduating from Harvard-Westlake, Rascoff earned his A.B. degree at Harvard University. He then went on to […]