Going Viral: How Coronavirus is affecting Harvard Westlake

Going Viral:                           How Coronavirus is affecting Harvard Westlake

To learn about the latest developments of the coronavirus and Harvard-Westlake’s response, click here. Glancing outside her window at the nearly empty streets, Catherine Zhu, a student at Harvard-Westlake’s sister school WLSA Shanghai Academy, could think only of how badly she wanted to go outside. But Zhu was stuck, one of the millions across China […]

Taboo Tattoos

Taboo Tattoos

When the buzzing of the tattoo gun finally left his ears, Matthew Berg ’19 glanced down at his newly completed sleeve, which he spent two years designing, marveling at the way the tattooed serpent seemed to bite into his vein. “I was really nervous,” Berg said. “Sleeves are pretty intense, and I had to get […]

Pretty in Plastic

Pretty in Plastic

“What will everyone think? Is it super obvious?”As Violet* organized her books for the first day of school, these thoughts ran rampant in her mind, dampening her usual excitement for the new year. Over the summer, Violet had received a rhinoplasty, a popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed on the nose.According to a survey conducted by […]

Environmental Club hosts final events to encourage sustainability

In addition to distributing donuts to students using reusable water bottles, the Environmental Club sold sustainable utensils and promoted environmental organizations as part of its Donut Forget Your Water Bottle event May 23. Club members sold environmentally sustainable cutlery sets, straws, bracelets and homemade pins to encourage students to seek environmentally friendly alternatives. Proceeds from […]

HW Venture discusses future plans at annual Kickoff event

Members of HW Venture brainstormed ideas for the upcoming school year as part of the Venture Kickoff event held May 23 at the Middle School. The club discussed plans for the new Venture class curriculum, planned potential field trips and learned about the process behind launching a business. Venture President Coco Kaleel ’20 spoke about […]

Students, faculty compete in third annual Spring Festival

Students participated in activities and ate In-N-Out Burger as part of the third annual Spring Festival on March 22. The purpose of the festival, hosted by Character Committee and Community Council, was to inspire school spirit and relieve stress before spring break. Students and faculty competed against each other in events including dodgeball, frisbee, spikeball, […]

Students develop projects at third annual Hackathon

Students coded for 36 hours to develop their own programs as part of the third annual Hackathon hosted Feb.16 to 17. The event, led by Rehaan Furniturewala ’19 and Sarah Wilen ’19, featured workshops in cybersecurity, web development and entrepreneurship. Students also formed teams of up to four members to create innovative solutions for school […]

Students submit geotags for contest

Students submit geotags for contest

Prefect Council hosted the first-ever all-school geotag design contest from Jan.11 to Jan. 25. Sophomore Prefect Chelsea Cho said the goal of the contest was to enrich campus life and to provide a platform for students to showcase their design talents. Geotags are Snapchat filters that are unique to a location. Creating a new geotag […]