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 […]

Six Seconds of Fame

Six Seconds of Fame

Andres Walker ’18 does not remember much about his late uncle — just his record player playing his favorite Spanish vallenato on repeat and a cream-colored poncho that he wore to every family dinner. Although the last time they were together was many years ago, Walker said rewatching home videos of family barbecues and birthdays […]

Students to research sleep deprivation

Several students will investigate the effects of sleep deprivation for the track team’s academic and athletic performance for a study at the Children’s Orthopedic Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Beginning Feb. 1, participants will assist former science teacher David Hinden and the Institute for Scholastic Sports Science and Medicine headquartered at Harvard-Westlake in research. […]

Andres Walker ’18 captures attention of thousands on Vine

Andres Walker ’18 captures attention of thousands on Vine

Andres Walker ’18 does not remember much about his late-uncle– just a record player playing his favorite Spanish vallenato on repeat and a cream-colored poncho that he wore to every family dinner. Although the last time they were together was many years ago, Andres said rewatching home videos of family barbecues and birthdays has kept him close […]

Velvet Daisies makes cards for charity

The Velvet Daisies Club will make cards for the holidays. All proceeds will benefit the Early Head Start program at the Children’s Institute, Inc. Velvet Daisies was founded in 2013 by Angela Chon ’16 and Justine Chen ’16. In additon to making holiday cards, Velvet Daisies also sells handmade jewelry on their website. The Children’s […]