Commons proposes revised River Park plan to City of Los Angeles

In an email to the school community, President Rick Commons announced that the school submitted the draft plan for the River Park athletic facility to the City of Los Angeles, officially initiating the entitlement process. Commons releases revised plan for River Park facility In the past months, administrators involved in the project communicated with members […]

Comparing school systems

Comparing school systems

When my multinational family meets during the holidays, many of us hailing from high schools and countries around the world, we discuss and compare the education systems. Though Harvard-Westlake ranks highly among other private schools in the United States, my cousins, who go to school in France, India, England, Canada and Ireland, seem to be […]

Photography students showcase portraits in Feldman-Horn Gallery

Photography students showcase portraits in Feldman-Horn Gallery

Photography I and II students displayed artwork that they have developed throughout the 2019-2020 school year at the opening reception of the Photography Student Showcase in Feldman-Horn Gallery on Feb. 21. The showcase will be on display until March 13. Photography students showcase self-portraits Photography I students displayed self-portraits and re-creations of personal or historical […]

Korean exchange students visit campus

Two exchange students from Ewha Girls’ High School in South Korea visited the school and attended classes Friday to experience daily life in the United States. Because the exchange students both plan to pursue higher education in South Korea, Photography Editor Caitlin Chung ’20 and her family organized the students’ trip to California for a […]

9-1-None

9-1-None

As Natalie Barnouw ’21 ran through the field, her eyes fixed on the rolling soccer ball, she tripped, tumbled to the ground and felt a sharp pull in her ankle. Distracted by the pain, Barnouw limped across the field and toward the trainers, who she hoped would diagnose her injury. What she thought was a […]

Oscar winning cinematographer speaks about movie

Oscar winning cinematographer speaks about movie

Academy Award winner Robert Elswit discussed his role as the cinematographer of “There Will Be Blood,” an Oscar winning film, to Cinema Studies and Video Art students Jan. 13. Elswit spoke about the process of cinematography and his experience working with director Paul Thomas Anderson on numerous films.  “[Elswit] definitely inspired me by sharing his story on how he […]

Artist displays work in Feldman-Horn Gallery

Artist displays work in Feldman-Horn Gallery

The visual arts department invited artist Jenny Yurshansky on campus to serve as the Upper School’s first artist in residence. Yurshansky’s exhibition “Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory” in Feldman-Horn gallery was opened to the community on Friday. The Artist in Residence program invites an artist on campus to exhibit their artwork and teach classes about their […]

Faculty showcase artwork in Feldman-Horn Gallery

Faculty showcase artwork in Feldman-Horn Gallery

Faculty and staff displayed their art in Feldman-Horn Gallery from Nov. 4 to 20. Students in Video Art II and III also created media art with the theme “Time Over Space” for the first 3D media art showcase, which is being displayed from Dec. 9 to 13. Faculty display artwork to community Visual arts teacher […]

Handcrafted goods sold at Winter Market

Handcrafted goods sold at Winter Market

Students sold homemade goods including jewelry, ceramics, glass cups and baked goods at the first-ever Winter Market on the quad throughout the day Dec. 2. Prefect Council hosts inaugural Winter Market Members of Prefect Council organized the Winter Market to increase community engagement by providing opportunities for students on campus to show off their interests, […]

SASA organizes Diwali Festival

SASA organizes Diwali Festival

The South Asian Students’ Alliance (SASA) hosted a Diwali festival after school Friday on the Quad. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights observed in late October and early November primarily on the Indian subcontinent. Founder and President of SASA Mohona Ganguly ’21 organized the event on campus. “Because Diwali is one of the holidays […]

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