Celebration marks 25th anniversary of first merged graduating class

Celebration marks 25th anniversary of first merged graduating class

Parents, alumni and faculty watched musical performers, took pictures and danced in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the first graduating class after the merger yesterday at the Middle School. Tom Hudnut, former President of Harvard-Westlake and Headmaster of Harvard School, discussed why he chose to merge the two schools, as well as his experience with students in the […]

IT professional visits Girls Who Code

IT professional visits Girls Who Code

Director of Audit Services and Institute Compliance at the California Institute of Technology Pamela Koyzis shared her experience working in IT auditing with students in the Girls Who Code club Monday during break. “You have to be creative about how you test things and how you look at things, too,” Koyzis said. “You also have […]

Holocaust survivor speaks to sophomore class

Holocaust survivor speaks to sophomore class

Holocaust survivor Michele Rodri shared her experience during the war, told about her life after and advised students to speak up against wrongdoings at the sophomore class meeting March 29. Rodri was born in Paris to a Jewish orthodox family. At seven years old, Rodri was picked up by SS officers, she said. Rodri said […]

Genius Grant recipient Josh Kun ’89 speaks about music’s impact

Genius Grant recipient Josh Kun ’89 speaks about music’s impact

Kutler Center Scholar in Residence and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Josh Kun ’89 discussed interpreting music as social change in his meetings with students and faculty this week. Kun asked students to share the big problems that they have encountered in the world and then offered his perspective on the way to approach them. “Being ‘woke’ is a […]

HW Venture holds Complain and Conquer event

HW Venture holds Complain and Conquer event

HW Venture held a Complain and Conquer event on March 9 after school that gave students the opportunity to voice criticisms of school and create productive solutions to better the community. “To have a great idea, you first need to have a great problem,” HW Venture adviser Rob Levin said. “If you have a complaint […]

La Femme sells T-shirts to benefit Elizabeth House

La Femme sells T-shirts to benefit Elizabeth House

La Femme sold T-shirts on the quad for $15 from March 6 to 10 to raise money for Elizabeth House, a non-profit organization that provides economic, medical and emotional support, including shelter and prenatal care, for homeless pregnant women and women with young children. Club member Alyssa Flaherty ’17 said that by volunteering at Elizabeth […]

School hosts gap year fair for area students

School hosts gap year fair for area students

Students from different high schools in Los Angeles gathered with their parents at the USA Gap Year Fair in Hamilton Gym on Feb. 22 to explore their options after graduating high school. Vice President of the Center for Interim Programs Jason Sarouhan was the keynote speaker at the fair and focused on the benefits of […]

Rocket launched with student experiment onboard

SpaceX launched a rocket Feb. 19 containing an experiment in paper chromatography that Samuel Buckley-Bonanno ’19 designed. The experiment tests the effect that gravity has on chromatography and how the outcome differs between Earth and space. Buckley-Bonanno explained that in his experiment, he puts one side of a piece of paper with a sample of […]

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