Jake Robbins ’18 learned about Islamic Spain

Jake Robbins ’18 learned about Islamic Spain

Motivated by a debate with a friend over the origins of Islamic extremism, Jake Robbins ’18 studied Islamic Spain as part of the Iberian Latin American Fellowship for his HWGo! project this summer. Robbins spent two and a half weeks in Andalusia, Spain researching his project by comparing the economic, social and political conditions during […]

Faculty traveled to Mexico over break

Faculty traveled to Mexico over break

Seventeen faculty members immersed themselves in Mexican history and culture in Mexico City, traveling to museums, staying at a hacienda and exploring the streets of the city June 13-19. The trip was sponsored by the Gunter Gross Global Fund and supported by Harvard-Westlake families for the Faculty Summer Fellowship, which allows faculty members to broaden […]

City holds public hearing for PSA Improvement Project

City holds public hearing for PSA Improvement Project

Supporters and opponents of the Parking, Safety and Athletic Improvement Project voiced their opinions at the first public hearing with the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission at Van Nuys City Hall on Tuesday. The project entails the construction of a three-story parking structure with a rooftop playing field and a bridge to connect the […]

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 […]

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