Huybrechts honored at commencement ceremony

Huybrechts honored at commencement ceremony

The school bestowed outgoing Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts an honorary diploma at the commencement ceremony on Friday, which marked a first in Harvard-Westlake history. The Class of 2017 received their diplomas after listening to speeches from their salutatorian and valedictorian. Salutatorian Joe Levin ’17 said humor is what carried him through the challenges of […]

Feulner to leave science department

After 37 years at the school, physics teacher John Feulner will retire to the Pennsylvania countryside. In addition to teaching physics, during his time at the school, Feulner has been Chair of the Building Committee, Head of the Science Department and a middle school science teacher. “I had no idea when I took the job […]

Students show their support for the LGBTQ community

Students show their support for the LGBTQ community

Marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, students and faculty showed their support for the school’s LGBT community with rainbow hearts on their chests. Gender Sexuality and Awareness Club and P10 members, along with some prefects and faculty members, passed out pride stickers to students and faculty in honor of the global celebration of […]

CBS News features senior in ‘People Making a Difference’ segment

Reporting from Rugby Theater, a CBS News crew filmed senior class meeting April 28 for a segment focused on Sophia Van Iderstine’s ’17 effort to start a conversation about mental health among her peers. According to the piece titled “People Making a Difference,” CBS reported on the “powerful lesson” from CEO of the Human Power Project Ross […]

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: combination of Coachella, Senior Ditch Day contributes to record low attendance

One-hundred-twenty students missed school after Coachella on April 17, exceeding the number of absences in recent history. Upper School Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado said this year’s absences were slightly higher than in the past due to the combination of Coachella and senior ditch day, as well as the fact that it fell the day after […]

March of the Living attendance decreases

Only four students from the senior class, a sharp decrease from past years, traveled to Poland and Israel on the annual March of the Living April 19-May 3 to learn about the history of prejudice, intolerance and hate. Student involvement has shown a downward trend, with 12 attendees last year and 22 the year prior. […]

Physics teacher publishes research book

Physics teacher Antonio Nassar published a research book entitled “Bohmian Mechanics, Open Quantum Systems and Continuous Measurements” in March, which he co-authored with Salvador Miret-Artés of the Spanish National Research Council. In the book, they discuss Bohmian mechanics, an interpretation of quantum mechanics, and its measurement theory. They propose that it overcomes the need for […]

Juniors elect Prefects, will vote in runoff

  Juniors elected JP Cherry ’18, Princie Kim ’18 and Sarah Conway ’18 to serve as Senior Prefects for the 2017-2018 school year. Students heard speeches in Rugby Auditorium on Wednesday. Eli Timoner ’18 and Harry Gestetner ’18 will compete in a runoff for the final male prefect position. Juniors will receive an email to […]

Students to host drive for literacy organization

Book Club will collect new and gently used books for The Book Truck, which provides under served teenagers in Los Angeles with young adult books, starting March 27. Club members will collect donations of books from the Book Truck’s wish list, which includes “Thirteen Reasons Why,” “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent,” in the library. Students […]

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