City Council postpones parking structure discussion

Due to an influx of public comments, the City Planning Commission postponed discussion of the school’s parking structure proposal from Sept. 28 to a date in the foreseeable future, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian said in an email. “I support this decision to delay the hearing to ensure that everyone from the community and […]

Flashback: Westlake staircase archive project opens to public

Flashback: Westlake staircase archive project opens to public

Alumni, faculty and staff will rediscover artifacts from Westlake School for Girls at the Westlake Archive Staircase ribbon cutting Sept. 18. At the top of the staircase, an interactive kiosk features electronic versions of all Westlake yearbooks, profiles of notable alumni and stories of past teachers. “I think it’s going to trigger a lot of […]

Alena Rubin ’18 explores graphic design in Japan

Alena Rubin ’18 explores graphic design in Japan

Taking inspiration from Japanese museums, streets and magazines, Chronicle Print Managing Editor Alena Rubin ’18 created a blog and four original graphic designs while on the HWGo! Asia Initiative Fellowship. Rubin said she focused on the integration of design into practical items that she observed. “In Japan, they’re a very design-oriented culture, so you would […]

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. […]