Read past the requirements

Read past the requirements

I sat at home with my book, eyelids drooping as I desperately tried to finish the assigned chapter. The book told the same story, with the same characters and the same words. So why did reading it for school feel so different than when I read it over the summer? In July, it was “The […]

Debate team hosts annual tournament

Harvard-Westlake hosted 290 debaters from around the country for its annual tournament, the Harvard-Westlake Debates, an octafinals qualifier to the Tournament of Champions. The four-day event began Jan. 17 and was divided into two tournaments: the debateLA Challenge, a round-robin competition where students can challenge each other to debates and the main event, a Lincoln-Douglas […]

Discussing our disagreement

Discussing our disagreement

American society is at a breaking point. In our living rooms, schools and streets, disagreement rears its ugly head, dividing Americans into polarized factions. But it is not disagreement that has created such a deep and seemingly irreparable rift in society. It’s how we use it. Throughout human history, ideological clashes have been the one […]

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 […]