Tall Girl: from the perspective of two minorities

Tall Girl: from the perspective of two minorities

After watching an embarrassing number of viral TikToks centered around the new—and highly controversial—Netflix film, “Tall Girl,” we were confused about the phrase “men’s size 13 Nike’s” and why it was significant. We decided that it was time to investigate. For those unfamiliar with the new release, “Tall Girl” follows high school junior Jodi Kreyman […]

Sketches of Summer- Mimi Offor ’21

Students spent their summers attending programs to help further develop their skills in various art forms. Aspiring painter and photographer Mimi Offor ’21 attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) this summer, where she took a photography and figure painting class. Offor said that her experience at SAIC prompted her to seriously […]

Students to act in “Into the Woods”

“[The musical] is able to tell an abundance of very important life morals in such a short amount of time.” – Alexandra du Manoir ’21 The Performing Arts department plans to stage the musical “Into the Woods” this fall. “I’m super excited to audition, because it’s my last year at Harvard-Westlake, and this is one […]

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 […]