Represent-Asian

Represent-Asian

Over the summer, a colorful poster splattered with blue, red and yellow, two Asian actors and a bold title grabbed the public’s attention on billboards and movie theatres alike. The movie “Crazy Rich Asians” made a box office splash early August, taking in $34 million in North American theatres during its opening week. As the […]

Artists Abroad

Artists Abroad

Sophia Nuñez ’20: By Jordan Murray As Sophia Nuñez ’20 sat painting in her morning art class, she said she hoped that her work and the story behind it would challenge people and make them understand the message she was trying to convey. Every morning for four weeks of her summer, she worked on this […]

Write of Passage

Write of Passage

Sophie Kim ’19 smiled against the bright lights as she took the stage. After working with the LGBTQ+ performance group QueerWise and serving on the school’s slam poetry team, Kim had become accustomed to sharing her words in front of an audience. “I think on stage in that moment, I was really trying to feel […]

BUTI-ful Tones

BUTI-ful Tones

Students attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, a performing arts summer program for students from June 17 to Aug. 11 to sharpen their musical skills. Students could choose from a variety of classes, such as orchestra rehearsals, chamber rehearsals and music theory classes. The camp included three programs, as well as a concert and a […]

Jack of all Stages

Jack of all Stages

When Caroline Cook ’19 asked a group of sophomores for the name of their band at Coffeehouse, they did not know what to say, bassist Sam Baron ’19 said. Baron, vocalist Charlie Kogen ’19, saxophonist Roshan Nayar ’19, drummer Jack Riley ’19, trumpeter Ryan Wixen ’19, vocalist Jordan Yadegar ’19 and guitarist Jacob Lapin ’19, […]

Speaking Up

Over 500 students from all over the Los Angeles area arrived on campus to engage in workshops, listen to speakers and participate in an open mic during the fourth annual Wider Than The Sky Poetry Festival on Saturday. While students from Harvard-Westlake were welcome to attend, the event was mostly geared toward students from LAUSD […]

Together in Harmony

Upper school orchestra and choir students collaboratively hosted two concerts Feb. 9 and 10 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Feldman Horn Gallery. The first concert included a variety of performances, including pieces by solo instrumentalists and chamber groups. Additionally, students participated in larger choir group pieces, Symphony and Camerata Strings. The second concert was […]

Bharatana-Time

Bharatana-Time

Surrounded by friends, family and teachers in the crowd, Anita Anand ’19 stood center stage, feeling a rush of adrenaline as she Bharatanatyam-danced through religious stories of her solo performance. Bharatanatyam is a genre of classical Indian dance that incorporates religious stories and themes from Hinduism. It is most popular in Southern India.  Like other […]

Striking a Chord

Striking a Chord

Sitting at her desk, violinist Clara Ross ’19 read over her schedule for her next school year, realizing that she had to make an important decision that could define her Harvard-Westlake career: choosing between orchestra and debate. An eighth grader at the time, Ross sat in frustration as she weighed her two options. Ultimately, she […]

Senior’s play produced in festival

Senior’s play produced in festival

Uriah Celaya’s ’18 original play, “Rule of Threes,” was produced in the seventh annual Short New Play Festival held in New York City at the Lucille Lortel Theater this past summer. Unlike other students’ plays, Celaya’s play was entered in a festival alongside professional playwrights. Celaya’s play is about a woman, Maria, who starts to […]