Debaters travel to national championships

Debaters travel to national championships

Five qualified Harvard-Westlake debaters will be attending the 45th Annual Tournament of Champions in Kentucky April 30-May 2. “All of our success this season, and even at our postseason championship tournaments, are all due to a strong team effort,” Head of Debate Mike Bietz said. “Certainly all of the individual debaters work exceptionally hard. Many […]

Students participate in third annual Unconvention

Students participate in third annual Unconvention

Students from the greater Los Angeles area took part in team-building group exercises March 12 at the third annual “Unconvention,” a student-led leadership conference at the Upper School where the co-founder of Riot Games, a gaming company that created the PC game League of Legends, Brandon Beck ’00 shared his experiences in forming his company. Beck spoke […]

Debaters participate in USC tournament

Debaters participate in USC tournament

Debaters enjoyed success at their last regular-season tournament, the USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships Sunday. At the tournament, Evan Engel ’17 made it to octafinals and Connor Engel ’17 advanced to semifinals, securing his qualification for the Tournament of Champions. Additionally, Matthew Gross ’19, Jake Davidson ’19 and Vishan Chaudhary ’19 advanced to double octafinals […]

Documentary to feature Advanced Dance I class

Documentary filmmaker Martha Wheelock will be filming Advanced Dance I students this week to include in her latest film, a biopic on the life and influence of women’s suffragist Inez Milholland in the early 20th century. As a young adult, Milholland assumed a key role in the National Women’s Party and led countless pro-suffrage parades […]

School hosts public debate tournament

The upper school debate team hosted a public debate on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 18 in Rugby Auditorium. Members of Team USA, the national debate team, argued about whether or not identity politics threatened the future of the Civil Rights Movement in a modified World Schools debate format. Judges ruled in favor of […]

Team to debate identity

Team to debate identity

The upper school debate team will host a public debate with Team USA on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 18. During the debate, participants will debate “identity, protest and the future of the struggle for civil rights” from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Rugby Auditorium. The event is open to the public and […]

Debate team competes in writing forum

The Harvard-Westlake International Public Policy Forum Debate Team was selected from teams across the world to compete in the 15th annual International Public Policy Forum. The team members are captain Jesse Nadel ’17, Allison Gorokhovsky ’17, Dario Madyoon ’17 and Kevin Wesel ’17. The IPPF is an international essay-writing debate competition in which the top […]

Debate season starts with success

Debate season starts with success

Cameron Cohen ’16 won first place overall at the Greenhill Fall Classic in Dallas Sept. 19-21 a week after he and Nick Steele ’16 closed out the Loyola Invitational as co-champions. This was the first time a Harvard-Westlake debater won the Greenill event, a tournament attended by most top debaters in the country. Evan Engel […]

Website ranks school number one in California

101usa.com named Harvard-Westlake the Best High School in California on Thursday in a ranking of the top 14 institutes in the state. The article reads: “Each [school] has unique elements, highly-qualified instructors and remarkably small classes ― you won’t see an unimpressive school on the list. [The list includes] 14 of California’s most prestigious, rigorous […]