Neighbors protest new parking structure

Neighbors protested the school’s proposed parking structure this morning at the intersection of Dickens Street and Coldwater Canyon Avenue. The protesters, who came in support of Save Coldwater Canyon, carried signs asking Councilmember Paul Krekorian to prevent the school’s construction. “A guy came up really close to my car with his protest sign and was […]

Alumnus creates Kickstarter’s most funded app

Breaking the Kickstarter record of most funded apps of all time on Tuesday, Gabe Wyner ’01 raised over $340,000 to fund his new language learning app “Fluent Forever.” The app, based on a book that he wrote in 2014, approaches language learning differently from other apps in terms of what and how the user learns, […]

GOP suspends former student after uncovering violent past

Florida Republicans recently suspended former student Rupert Ditsworth, now Rupert Tarsey, after discovering that he attacked another student 40 times with a claw hammer as a senior in 2007.  The Broward County GOP seeks to oust him from his current role as secretary, pending further investigation. Two years after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor, […]

Ross addresses recent events, emphasizes community

In light of recent natural disasters, the rescinding of DACA and the events in Charlottesville, Head of Upper School Laura Ross sent an email to students alerting them of resources on campus and reminding them of the school’s emphasis of community Friday.   “Being a part of the Harvard-Westlake community means that we all have […]

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 […]

Adding more to the school profile

Community, excellence and joy — as a student ambassador, I’m told to represent the school and its mission in all of its facets. I am told that the theater is to be shown with the same enthusiasm as the science labs and the athletic field.  A prospective student with a particular interest in debate is […]

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 […]