All students attending Harvard-Westlake have gone through its application process, most with help from parents or guardians. Youna Choi’s ’17 experience was different from others’. Her mother speaks Korean and has a limited understanding of English, something that led to problems when she applied to high school. Choi’s older sister, Eojin Choi ’14, helped her […]

In Harm’s Way

In Harm’s Way

When Wendy* ’15 wants to use a razor, she has to ask her mom for one. She then has 15 minutes to use it before she has to return it. She cannot use a knife without the supervision of an adult family member, and she has to give a specific reason for why she needs […]

Harker debater wins tournament hosted at upper school

Many of the top debaters in the country competed at a national Lincoln-Douglas tournament hosted by Harvard-Westlake that concluded Monday night at the Courtyard Sherman Oaks. Pranav Reddy from Harker School in San Jose won the tournament, Cameron Cohen ’16 was named third speaker and Nick Steele ’16 was named seventh speaker. The event began […]

Tip of the ice bucket

Step 1: Be nominated. Usually by a friend or family member. Step 2: Get a bucket. Step 3: Have someone hold the camera for you. Step 4: Fill the container with ice and water. The more ice, the more impressed your friends will be. Step 5: Look into the camera; explain that you are participating […]

Video arts students film documentaries for citywide project

Six students in Video Art I filmed, edited and uploaded mini documentaries to showcase a typical day in Los Angeles for the One Day in LA project. Participants in the project filmed what they were doing on April 26. Cole Kawana ’16 created a film made up entirely of aerial shots from his drone. He […]

Scene Monkeys, Jackanapes have weekend gigs

Improvisation groups, Jackanapes and Scene Monkeys, will perform in Rugby Theater on May 9 and 16 respectively. Both groups will have two performances, one at 4 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online and at the box office before shows. The Scene Monkeys will also be performing on Mother’s Day, May […]