Danger Zone: Is clubbing safe?

Danger Zone: Is clubbing safe?

“Please stay here so I can go get my cousin, and we can leave,” Ally* ’18 told her friend, yelling so that she could be heard over the music that was loudly pulsing in their ears. Ally was out clubbing with her friend and cousin, and although she stayed sober, her friend had gotten more […]

All aboard: English classes go whale watching

All aboard: English classes go whale watching

English III Honors classes traveled to San Diego for a whale-watching excursion in order to relate to their current novel “Moby Dick” on April 11. Students from classes taught by Malina Mamigonian and Charles Berezin had the option of participating in the sailing trip to better understand Herman Melville’s classic novel about obsession and revenge. […]

Reagan-era expert offers Middle East insights

Reagan-era expert offers Middle East insights

Middle East specialist in the Reagan administration and Harvard-Westlake grandparent Geoffrey Kemp (Alexander and Gideon Hyman ’20) lectured Middle East Studies sections today about the reasons for America’s increased involvement in the Middle East over the past century. Kemp served in the White House during the first Reagan administration as Special Assistant to the President […]

Stratford School hires Huybrechts as head

Former Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts will be the first Head of School at Stratford School’s high school, which will open fall of 2019. Huybrechts retired from her position at Harvard-Westlake at the end of the 2016-17 school year. During her 28 years at the school, Huybrechts filled several positions, including science and math teacher, […]

‘Masters of Sex’ producer and show runner discuss their experiences

“Masters of Sex” producer Sarah Timberman (Zoe Redlich ’20) and showrunner Michelle Ashford shared their experience adapting the true story of sex therapists into a television show in this year’s fifth installment of Cinema Sundays on March 11. “Masters of Sex” tells the story of the relationship between sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson […]

Art Over Artist?: The moral implications of separating art from artist

Art Over Artist?: The moral implications of separating art from artist

Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Woody Allen, Ed Westwick, Dustin Hoffman, Matt Lauer. Before those names filled our news feeds, their movies and TV shows monopolized our screens. Today, in the wake of the troubling sexual violence allegations against these men, the question emerges of whether or not it is morally permissible to continue […]

Letting Go of Religion

Letting Go of Religion

Jane’s* ’18 head was pounding as she made her way into the kitchen in the afternoon. She was about to take her first a bite of food that day when her dad came into the room, yelling that she needed to keep her annual promise to God. Jane was fasting for Yom Kippur, a Jewish […]

24/7 School: Punishment for actions off campus

24/7 School: Punishment for actions off campus

Joe* ’18 glanced anxiously around the grocery store, his heart racing, wary of skeptical onlookers. Taking a deep breath, he placed the vodka bottle in his shopping cart, reassuring himself that it was legal. In a foreign country where the drinking age is 16, Joe said his friends promised him that drinking would make the […]

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