Picture This

Art is a language, a way to express oneself to a broader audience. Photographer Annabel Zimmer ’20 said she equates the excitement and nerves she feels when the school hangs her art to the opening night of a musical. At the Middle School, Zimmer said she often used the photography studio after school to find […]

Best Of Both Worlds

Best Of Both Worlds

At 11 p.m., when Tyler Ganus ’20 was eating dinner, he had already finished a lift session that began 5:30 that morning, a four-and-a-half hour long television shoot for Disney XD’s “Walk The Prank,” four hours of school, three hours of Varsity Baseball practice, rehearsal for the school play and a piano lesson. “[That was] […]

Working his Magic

Working his Magic

Ever since he first saw a David Blaine television special in fourth grade, Clay Skaggs ’20 became hooked on magic. He said he immediately fell in love with magic’s ability to transform the world around him. “What got me so interested was how you could change what you think is possible,” Skaggs said. “Even if […]

Sleigh or Nay

Sleigh or Nay

As Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock,” began playing on her car radio, Izzy Yanover ’19, creator and co-leader of the Jewish club, felt a wave of annoyance wash over her. It was the time of the year she said she can never escape: Christmas music. “Almost every radio station plays Christmas music,” Yanover said. “Beverly […]

U.S. Belong With Me

U.S. Belong With Me

After scrolling past what she expected to be just another photo on Taylor Swift’s Instagram, Rebecca Frischling ’19, co-president of La Femme, was struck by a caption commenting on the then-upcoming midterm elections. Once the initial shock of reading a politicized statement made by someone who was previously apprehensive to talk about politics passed, Frischling […]

Gaulke to screen short film at DTLA Film Festival

Visual arts teacher Cheri Gaulke produced and directed Gloria’s Call, a short film that will be screening at the Downtown Film Festival of Los Angeles Film Festival on Oct. 21. film festivals in Michigan and internationally in Croatia and England, Gaulke said she’s excited to have a showing so close to home.  Gaulke will discuss her […]

ASMR You Satisfied?

ASMR You Satisfied?

The crunch of an apple. The tapping of a pencil. The whisper that “everything will be okay.” While these sounds are seemingly random, they have one thing in common: they are all a part of one of the Internet’s newest crazes, autonomous sensory meridian response, or more commonly known as ASMR. Although only more recently […]

Schuhl to teach, coach at Thacher School

After 16 years of teaching at the school, science teacher Dietrich Schuhl will be leaving Harvard-Westlake at the end of this year to work at the Thacher School in Ojai, Calif. At Thatcher, he will coach the school’s track, soccer and climbing teams in addition to teaching and advising in the classroom. During his time […]

MUN travels to Georgetown for conference

Eight students from the Model United Nations club traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Northern American Invitational Model United Nations conference Feb. 15-18. Over 3,300 high school delegates from the United States, China and England competed at the conference and students from Georgetown University, where the conference was hosted, acted as the conference’s committee […]

In the eye of the storm: Debaters snowed in

The bomb cyclone, an East Coast snowstorm, caused the cancellation of a portion of the Newark Invitational debate tournament, which two students attended from Jan. 5-7. Lauren Morganbesser ’19 and Chronicle staff writer Alexandra Mork ’20 took part in both the tournament and in the invitation-only Round Robin tournament which had been scheduled to take […]