Voting patterns shift in election, ‘blue ripple’ to affect future policy

In a “blue ripple,” the Democrats took the House of Representatives and many contentious governor races in the midterm elections Nov. 6. Following a two-year period of a Republican-dominated legislature and presidency, this change represents shifts in voting patterns since the 2016 election and is expected to impact policy direction. Through their victory in the […]

School to remain open despite wildfires

President Rick Commons announced in an email to students and parents that school will remain open tomorrow despite local wildfires. The Woolsey Fire is burning through 83,752 acres of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties  and is currently 10 percent contained, and the Hill Fire is now 4,531 acres and 70 percent contained, according to Cal […]

Wildfires prompt evacuations

As wildfires rage through Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, students are under mandatory evacuation orders. People who live south of the 101 on the Ventura Canyon line to Malibu Canyon evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire, which expanded to 8,000 acres after jumping the south side of the 101 freeway near Calabasas this morning and […]

Economics Club to bring Andrew Puzder to assembly, students threaten walkout

Students are planning to walk out of an upcoming all-school assembly tomorrow set to feature Andrew Puzder, former CEO of Carl’s Jr. and former Secretary of Labor nominee for the Trump administration. Puzder’s presentation is called, “Why Millennials Should Embrace Capitalism,” counselor Michelle Bracken said. The Economics Club decided to sponsor Puzder through a recommendation […]

Commemorating Zwemer: Hearts are filled with cherished memories of history teacher

Commemorating Zwemer: Hearts are filled with cherished memories of history teacher

Brilliant, passionate, talented and witty. During his 29 years of teaching at Harvard-Westlake, Eric Zwemer impacted the lives of students and teachers alike. From his engaging lectures to his legendary sense of humor, he stood out in the community as a man who had earned respect and admiration from everyone who knew him. Zwemer died […]

Community mourns loss of history teacher at assembly

Community mourns loss of history teacher at assembly

In honor of history teacher Eric Zwemer, who died yesterday, faculty shared memories of him as well as words from students at an all-school assembly before classes this morning. President Rick Commons began the assembly by reading an excerpt of Zwemer’s writings from years ago about the students at Harvard-Westlake. The excerpt reflected Zwemer’s dry […]

Assembly to honor memory of history teacher

Assembly to honor memory of history teacher

History teacher Eric Zwemer died peacefully Sept. 13, President Rick Commons said in an email to the school community. Upper school students, faculty and staff will honor his memory in an assembly tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. in Taper Gym. “He will be remembered for his broad erudition, dry wit, and deep affection for both students […]

Homelessness rates rise in the valley due to a lack of affordable housing

Amidst the new artisan coffee shops and boutique clothing stores that opened along Ventura Boulevard this year, the San Fernando Valley’s homeless population continues to rise. Despite an overall decrease in Los Angeles’ homeless population, the number of people experiencing homelessness in the valley increased by five percent, according to the 2018 Los Angeles Homelessness […]

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