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 […]

Staff discusses DEI summer reading

Staff and faculty members will attend lunches to discuss the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion summer reading book, “Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do” by Claude Steele throughout October. After the staff expressed a wish for professional development in DEI, these meetings expanded from their original focus to training. Steele will […]

Cheer and Community Council raise money for hurricane victims

Community Council and the varsity cheer team hosted a bake sale Sept. 20 to raise money for Americares, an organization helping to save lives and rebuild communities in areas affected by Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey.   “We were all definitely pretty shook after hearing about Hurricane Harvey; it just took a while to get […]