Alumna, author of fiction novel leads workshops for student playwrights

Lindsey Rosin ’03 spoke to students interested in submitting plays to this year’s Playwrights Festival the writing and editing process of plays and the importance of being passionate about one’s work. In order to be eligible to enter the festival, writers were required to come to at least one of the workshops, which were held […]

Auditions begin for musical

Students will audition for the upper school fall musical “Les Miserables” in the choral room on Wednesday and Thursday. “Les Misérables” tells the story of several characters living during the Paris Uprising of 1832. Because there are no spoken lines, all students auditioning are required to sing. Students can complete their singing and dancing auditions […]

Actors to partake in workshops

Students in The Actor and the Stage I will participate in multiple acting workshops led by specialized teachers this September. Each workshop will focus on a specific area of acting, such as having confidence on stage through humor, space work and expressing emotion without facial expression or speech, but all of the workshops reflect a […]

History department eliminates AP World History course for next year

Due to history teacher Drew Maddock’s departure from Harvard-Westlake, next year’s seniors will not be able to take Advanced Placement World History as their history or elective course. Maddock’s replacement will need a year in order to prepare the curriculum and materials that are needed to teach the course, History Department Head Katherine Holmes-Chuba said. […]

Students travel to Rome

Students travel to Rome

Eleven students enrolled in Latin II or higher level Latin courses went on a school sponsored trip to Rome April 3-10 to gain a deeper understanding of Latin texts. Latin teacher Mercedes Barletta said the idea for the trip came from a joke that her students made about visiting Greece to see an oracle. “Once […]

Wrestler Calvin Kaleel ’18 keeps moving forward

Wrestler Calvin Kaleel ’18 keeps moving forward

Before a wrestling match, Calvin Kaleel ’18 exercises to stay warm and energized. He jogs, or he goes on his feet and his head to strengthen his neck muscles. “[My coach] tells me he wants me to wrestle the first match before I even start,” Kaleel said. Kaleel has been wrestling on the Varsity team […]

Prefect Council names grant winners

Prefect Council awarded grants of up to $500 to the Health and Awareness Club, the Martial Arts Club, Velvet Daisies, For Vida, the Harvard-Westlake Outreach Performers, the Chinese Pen Pal Club, Habitat for Humanity, the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force and the Quiz Bowl Club. To apply for a grant, club leaders had to fill […]

Student films receive CINE Golden Eagle Awards

A suite of films made after the 2014 Rwanda trip and a film made during the 2014 Righteous Conversations Project received special recognition in the 2015 CINE Golden Eagle Awards. The Rwanda suite won in the Youth Documentary Short category, and the Righteous Conversations Project film was a finalist. Recipients of these honors were announced […]

Laurie Levenson: Criminal Law

Laurie Levenson (Dani ’17, Havi ’08, Solly ’06) will be teaching Criminal Law and Advocacy in the Kutler Center this year. Levenson teaches at the UCLA School of Law, where she received her law degree, and Loyola Law School. She has also been a legal commentator for several news networks and has worked on some […]