Students volunteer at Bethune Middle School

Students volunteer at Bethune Middle School

Nearly 100 members of the school community helped to clean up the Bethune Middle School campus by painting, sorting and gardening Jan. 27. The HW Parents Community Service program organized the event in partnership with Bethune and Big Sunday, an outreach organization that aims to “beautify” schools. Students from both school communities worked together to […]

Culture Shock: Discussing rape culture on college campuses

Culture Shock: Discussing rape culture on college campuses

Staring into her bathroom mirror, Tiana Coles ‘16 carefully applied mascara while humming the tune of “Supermodel” by SZA. Getting ready to go to a fraternity party, she left her dorm and began her walk toward frat row. Coles was struck by the darkness and the quiet of the night, which brought on a sudden […]

Faculty gets DEI training at growth day

Faculty discussed improving gender, sexuality and racial inclusion in classes and sports teams at the Faculty Growth Day at the Middle School on Nov. 10. Tricia Rose, Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the Center for Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, spoke to faculty about the difference between […]

Students compete in Halloween costume contest

Students compete in Halloween costume contest

Students competed in the annual Halloween costume contest Oct. 31 during activities period. Head of Upper School Laura Ross, President Rick Commons and department heads judged the costume contest in the Chalmers Lounge. Faculty also danced in a flash mob. Vanessa Payne ’19, who participated in the costume contest, said she thought all the costumes […]

Students to film documentaries at border

Students will travel to San Diego, Tijuana and Rosarito Beach for the Crossing Borders trip to create a digital storytelling project about the border issues at the U.S.-Mexico border from Jan. 11 to 15. Students will make documentaries about the lives of people on both sides of the wall, capturing “an insider’s experience” with the […]

HuffPost CEO speaks to students in classes

HuffPost CEO speaks to students in classes

  HuffPost Chief Executive Officer and Global Head of News and Information Jared Grusd ’93 spoke to students in Advanced Newspaper Journalism and Business of Life classes Oct. 3 about changes in digital news media and his previous entrepreneurship experiences. Prior to his position at HuffPost, Grusd was the General Counsel and Global Head of […]

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 […]