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 […]

Heavy rains cause difficulty for students

A 20-foot sinkhole developed near school on Woodbridge Street and Laurel Canyon Boulevard on Friday, Feb. 17. Head of Upper School Liz Resnick emailed students earlier that day asking them to drive home carefully in response to the rain. “Getting home was kind of annoying because there was a river next to the buses but […]

Rejoin reality: quit Instagram

Over a year ago, I decided to delete my Instagram account. Throughout that time, people have often assumed that my parents are imposing their rules on me. My friends have constantly asked me if I have seen a certain post on Instagram, and after remembering that I don’t have one, proceed to nag me about […]

HW Venture consults with alum

HW Venture consults with alum

HW Venture members initiated a consultancy project Wednesday by meeting with Mike Tour ’07 and helping him formulate his idea for a sabbatical program. The HW Venture project works to utilize club members’ creativity and provide help for students, alumni and others in the community, member Evan Keare ’18 said. Tour explained that he wants to […]

Activists attend HW Works Social Justice Roundtable

Activists attend HW Works Social Justice Roundtable

HW Works hosted the Social Justice Roundtable on Jan. 26 with impact advisor Heather Kun ’92 and leader of the “Student Matters” movement Hillary Moglen ’94 to discuss their experiences in advocacy fields with students. Roundtable attendees had the opportunity to ask Kun and Moglen questions about pursuing activism in their own lives and in […]

Wifi cuts-out for school due to server errors

Students and faculty had trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi throughout campus Jan. 6. Faculty in the Information Technology department installed updates to the Wi-Fi over winter break. They started receiving reports of slowness Jan. 4. Director of Information Technology David Ruben said members of the department were in contact with Cisco throughout the week and […]

La Femme speaker discusses women in STEM

La Femme speaker discusses women in STEM

Stem cell researcher Dr. Victoria Fox was set to speak to members of La Femme about her experiences as a woman in science and the importance of stem cell work Jan. 9, as of press time. Fox is the CEO of PluriCORE, which provides consultants for researchers who are hoping to incorporate stem cells in […]

Community to bury 25th anniversary time capsule

Students, faculty and staff members are collecting memorabilia that represent the 2016-17 Harvard-Westlake school year for a commemorative time capsule. The time capsule project is part of the administration’s initiative to honor the 25th anniversary of the school. The time capsule will be buried at the middle school campus later this year. The time capsule […]