Don’t Suffer from Sickness

Don’t Suffer from Sickness

It’s nighttime, and I can feel the virus spread through my body, creeping up my throat and exiting with a weak cough. I know that tomorrow, I will wake up exhausted and sick, and that there is nothing I can do about it. So now the question becomes: should I subject myself to more suffering […]

LAHSO speaks about unity at LAPA Family Fiesta

LAHSO speaks about unity at LAPA Family Fiesta

Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization (LAHSO) leaders spoke to faculty, students and parents about the importance of uniting as a community at the Latin American Parent Organization (LAPA) Family Fiesta on Sept. 16. Attendees gathered at Anejo Cantina and Grill in Sherman Oaks for a lunch buffet, followed by a speech by LAHSO leader […]

Chehak ’97 begins teaching in art department

Jesse Chehak ’97 joined the art department, where he will teach three classes and advise AP Studio Art, succeeding former art teacher Kevin O’Malley. After graduating from Harvard-Westlake, Chehak taught art classes at institutions around the country and also worked as a freelance artist, winning several awards for his photos. As a teacher, Chehak said he […]

Don’t Succumb to Structure

Don’t Succumb to Structure

This summer, there were many days when I felt lost, unsure of what to do next or how to accomplish my goals. The sharp contrast between the freedom of summer and the strict framework of school puzzled me. After all, are students not attending school in order to learn how to be successful on our […]

LAHSO promotes unity, facilitates student discussion

LAHSO promotes unity, facilitates student discussion

The Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization held its second annual Unity Banquet on March 15 after school in Feldman Horn, inviting leaders and members of affinity groups in an effort to promote diversity on campus and unity among the clubs. LAHSO leaders spoke at the banquet, and the club provided food and activities to […]

HW Works conducts real estate industry roundtable

HW Works conducts real estate industry roundtable

Three alumni in the Harvard-Westlake Real Estate Network spoke to students about their careers and answered questions Nov. 8 to kick off this year’s Harvard-Westlake Works Industry Roundtable series. The event featured real estate developers Casey Federman ’91 and Sara Kramer ’99, as well as real estate lawyer David Stone ’97. The panelists spoke about […]

LAHSO and BLACC discuss cultural appropriation at sleepover

The Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization held its inaugural club-wide sleepover Nov. 17 in collaboration with the Black Leadership and Culture Club, hosting games, bonding activities and group conversations. Following last year’s successful BLACC sleepover and previous interest by LAHSO to sponsor a similar event, each group held its own sleepover this year, but […]

Grace Brown: Learning Specialist

The school’s first learning specialist, Grace Brown, will join the faculty this year, bringing 22 years of experience in the field to the new position. Brown said that the main purpose of her position is to help integrate students with learning disabilities into the school community and to work with them on any academic problems […]

All-school convocation rings in new school year

All-school convocation rings in new school year

As the school community came together Monday for the fifth annual all-school convocation ceremony, President Rick Commons introduced Head Prefects Julia Cosgrove ʼ18 and Wilder Short ʼ18, who urged students to appreciate their time at the school and take advantage of all of the opportunities that it presents. Cosgrove shared several experiences from her time […]