Students leave school early to attend Global Climate Strike

Students leave school early to attend Global Climate Strike

Upper school students skipped class to join the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20 at Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles, raising their voices against lack of government and business action regarding the climate crisis. Participants of the strike urged leaders to take meaningful initiative in order to help the environment, according to the Los […]

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: The College Admissions Scandal

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: The College Admissions Scandal

When Irene* came home for spring break, she was welcomed by numerous friends joking about her parents paying her way into Stanford University. Though she had read about the recent college admissions scandal, in which federal prosecutors charged over 50 people for participating in a scheme to get the children of wealthy parents into college, […]

Junior organizes 24-hour event to stage original plays

The first ever student-run Pop-Up Play Festival, also known as the “24 Hour Play Festival,” will occur in Rugby Theater on March 8 and 9. Over the course of these two days, participants will write, cast, direct and perform in original plays. After festival coordinator and Chronicle Assistant Features Editor Zoe Redlich ’20 met other […]

Theiss transitions to teaching full-time

Andrew Theiss joined staff to teach computer science and lead the robotics program full-time this school year, having started at Harvard-Westlake as the part-time advisor to the US robotics team last school year. Since earning his undergraduate degree in computer science, Theiss worked at numerous businesses as a web developer, software engineer and administrator. He […]

Wagerman returns as psychology teacher

Seth Wagerman returned to the Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research department this year to teach Introduction to Psychology, as well as continue to teach Social Psychology.  Before Harvard-Westlake, Wagerman taught at universities, lecturing at Pepperdine and California Lutheran Universities as well as the University of California, Riverside. He taught numerous courses such as Health Psychology, […]

Students attend WLSA conference in Jeju

Students traveled to Jeju Island, South Korea to attend the World Leading Schools Association (WLSA) Conference and engaged in cultural activities and workshops. The school was a founding member of WLSA, Director of Kutler Center and Summer Programs Jim Patterson said. The organization brings students together from all around the world to discuss timely topics […]

HWOP performs final two shows

Harvard Westlake Outreach Performers traveled to St. Martins In the Fields School and the Jewish Home for the Aging on Friday and Saturday for the last performances of the year. While visiting St. Martins, a local elementary school that receives no arts funding, the club performed, lead a series of workshops and helped students with […]

Students attend annual academic fair

Students learned about the numerous classes available to prepare for course selection for the upcoming school year at the annual academic fair on Monday.   Sophomores and juniors received information on the courses from seniors and faculty members staffing the tables and were able to ask questions.     Students said that they left the […]