Stone-cutters hosts poetry reading to celebrate magazine release

Stone-cutters hosts poetry reading to celebrate magazine release

Staff members of the upper school literary magazine Stone-cutters celebrated the print release with a poetry reading, display of artwork and pastries in Chalmers on Monday. “We really wanted to promote the magazine and the artists themselves who were in it,” Stone-cutters Senior Visual Arts Editor Sarah Conway ’18 said. Máté Major ’18, Ben Pimstone […]

Communications department recognized for works

The Chronicle and HWTV received various awards from multiple national competitions in the past few months.  The Chronicle received the Silver Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for overall excellence and the NSPA Online Pacemaker at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco. The submissions for these awards are judged by […]

Stressing students’ well-being: Survey measures stress at school, home

Upper school students participated in the Challenge Success survey conducted by the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. The survey was part of a national study focusing on the experience of being a high school student both at school and at home. Administrators said that data from the survey can later be used to […]

Devoting summer to sports

Devoting summer to sports

It would be a lie to say that being on a sports team is just an extracurricular activity, instead, I would describe it as a lifestyle. Long gone are the days of participating in a sport as a mere hobby. You either live and breathe your sport, or you don’t sport at all. Considering this, […]

Pianists and drummer perform for philosophy students

Professional pianist Danny Holt visited the Upper School to teach classes and perform for students Feb. 1-9. Holt taught five classes that focused on musical developments during the 20th century to students enrolled in Philosophy in Art and Science classes, which are taught by performing arts teacher Ted Walch and math teacher Kevin Weis. “It […]

Aloha! Representatives from the Kamehameha Schools visit campus

Representatives from the Kamehameha Schools visited the upper school campus to learn about the Kutler Center and Video Art programs on Jan. 22 and 23. The Kamehameha Schools is a private school system in Hawaii that educates students descended from indigenous Hawaiians. Currently, the school is planning on creating a capstone project for their eighth-graders […]

Foreign exchange students to visit campus from China

Five students from Shanghai will stay with families of upper school students Feb. 1-13. This exchange has occurred at this same time for the past three years and will again be organized by the World Leading School Association, an organization that Harvard-Westlake is a founding member of. This year the international students will come from […]

CHLA conducts well-being study

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Harvard Westlake’s Institute of Scholastic Sports Science and Medicine began a study last week concerning the health and well-being of the current seventh grade class. The hospital said the survey aims to determine which factors lead to academic, social and athletic success, as well as provide suggestions for improving sleep, […]

UCLA professor speaks to physics students

Professor Katsuhi Arisaka from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCLA came to speak to any interested students or faculty  about the creation of the universe and the scientific connections between the brain of the C. elegan and the human during break on Monday. Arisaka began his lecture by discussing the origins of the […]

Technical issues halt Cabaret performance

The light board and haze machine froze at the start of the second act of Cabaret, causing the performance to halt Saturday. As the lights flashed and the haze on the stage built, one of the directors of the show, Michele Spears, announced to the audience that the musical needed to pause to fix the […]