Mental health facility releases Jonathan Martin ’08

A mental health facility released Jonathan Martin ’08 today, two months after he allegedly shared a threatening Instagram post that prompted the school to close. Martin received a judge’s permission to leave the facility after a clinical director said he supported his release, according to TMZ. He was sent to the facility for treatment after […]

Reagan-era expert offers Middle East insights

Reagan-era expert offers Middle East insights

Middle East specialist in the Reagan administration and Harvard-Westlake grandparent Geoffrey Kemp (Alexander and Gideon Hyman ’20) lectured Middle East Studies sections today about the reasons for America’s increased involvement in the Middle East over the past century. Kemp served in the White House during the first Reagan administration as Special Assistant to the President […]

Juniors recognized for work in computer science

Juniors recognized for work in computer science

President of Girls Who Code Club Ari Sokolov ’19 received` the National Center for Women & Information Technology Aspirations in Computing Award for her commitment to computer science. In addition to working with Girls Who Code, HW Venture and the Computer Science Olympiad at school, she develops apps through her own tech company, Logical Nonsense, […]

Dare to Draft

Dare to Draft

Daniel Varela ’18 never envisioned that registering for the military draft had anything to do with applying to a private university. But as he answered questions about his education and family’s income on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Varela came across a box that he hadn’t expected. “Register Student for Selective Service,” it […]

Students, teachers say ‘Never Again’

Students, teachers say ‘Never Again’

Students, faculty and staff walked out of class as part of the National School Walkout on Wednesday to honor the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting last month in Parkland, Florida. The community gathered around 17 empty desks and victim profiles on Ted Slavin Field as student organizers Rachel Grode ’19, Lauren Juzang […]

Students join National School Walkout

Students join National School Walkout

Students, faculty and staff walked out of class as part of the National School Walkout Wednesday to honor the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting last month in Parkland, Florida. The community gathered around 17 empty desks and victim profiles on Ted Slavin field as student organizers Rachel Grode ’19, Lauren Juzang ’20, […]

Ross informs community of increased security, student resources after security threat

Ross informs community of increased security, student resources after security threat

In light of a threatening social media post that caused school to close Friday, Head of Upper School Laura Ross addressed students and faculty about increased security on campus, resources for students seeking support and ways for students to take action against gun violence. Although Ross said she could not disclose all of the added […]

Seeing past our stars

Every night when I was a toddler, I sat on my couch sandwiched between its corner and my mom as she read me a bedtime story. My favorite story book, “The Sneetches” by Dr. Seuss, is about two types of creatures distinguished by the presence of stars mark their bellies. Those with stars thought they […]

Grade change controversy reported at nearby private school

Due to a controversy regarding grade changes at The Buckley School, independent investigators will look in to what Buckley’s board of trustees calls “an isolated incident of grade changes,” according to a segment Wednesday night on NBC LA News. It is unknown whether the incident will affect Buckley students’ admission into college, the report said. […]

Junior starts company, aids Haiti

Junior starts company, aids Haiti

Eliza Yoon ’19 watched with disbelief as a young boy dragged a toy car made out of a plastic bottle across a dirt field in Haiti. She was inspired to combat Haiti’s cholera epidemic after learning about it from a family friend who works in Haiti’s medical clinics. She used the money she raised through […]