SAAC, Fanatics film fan behavior video in Taper

By Austin Block The Student Athletic Advisory Council, in conjunction with the Fanatics, filmed a video to encourage fan attendance and promote good fan behavior at break in Taper Gymnasium on Monday, Dec. 6. The Fanatics created a Facebook event asking students to come to the gym wearing Fanatics T-shirts. A SAAC member also requested […]

Chamber Singers, Bel Canto perform at festival

By Cherish Molezion Thirty Chamber Singers and 40 Bel Canto girls sang at the College of the Canyons Invitational High School Festival in Santa Clarita on Nov. 23. Nine other high school choirs and two community college choirs also performed in the festival, where they were able to hear other great choirs and receive comments […]

Orchestra plays in Rugby

By Justine Goode   Rugby Auditorium was filled with melodies ranging from classic Gershwin to chamber music and from sleigh rides to swashbuckling pirates. The combined efforts of the Symphony Orchestra, Concert Strings, Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble, conducted by musical director Mark Hilt, culminated in a Winter Orchestra Concert that drew inspiration from both […]

Musicians jazz up Vitello's Restaurant

By Jamie Kim Two school jazz groups, the Jazz Explorers and Shawn Feldman’s Sextet, performed alongside Performing Arts teacher Shawn Costantino’s professional band at Vitello’s Restaurant in Studio City Nov. 2. Alex Silverman ’10, a member of the Jazz Explorers, said these performances are a tradition. The first Harvard-Westlake jazz gig at Vitello’s was in […]

New art classes to be offered next year

By Mac Taylor Music Appreciation and Studio Art History will be offered as classes next year after being approved last week by the Faculty Academic Committee. Orchestra teacher Mark Hilt proposed the new music course, which had been a long-time goal of his, while Visual Arts teacher Arthur Tobias created Studio Art History. With the […]

Hanks to headline at school Film Festival

By Julie Barzilay Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks will address an audience of 800 in the Arclight Cinerama Dome at the sixth annual Harvard-Westlake Film Festival March 20. Films will be submitted from high school students all over California until the January deadline. Once all films have been submitted, film festival student directors Lauren Bailey […]

Student films to be screened in Florida

By Catherine Wang Twenty Israeli students will visit Harvard-Westlake upper school campus on Dec. 3 as part of a two-week exploration of the Jewish community of Los Angeles. The Israeli teens will arrive in Los Angeles Nov. 23 as a part of an exchange with the New Community Jewish High School. They will stay with […]

Popp climbs poles as art exhibition

By Ester Khachatryan The intersection warning signs flash “Walk” and a pedestrian going home from work crosses the street. As he comes closer to the opposite sidewalk, he notices a cameraman pointing a camera toward the sky. The pedestrian fixes his eyes in the direction the camera is pointing. A casually dressed woman, employing no […]

Student filmmakers enter festival screenings

By Ester Khachatryan Two film festivals selected Harvard-Westlake student films for screenings at fall festivals. Video arts teacher Cheri Gaulke was given an award at the erkeley Film Festival, hich featured six student-made films. Evan Hamilton’s ’07 “The Life and Times of Buster Chaplin,” and “Broken,” Max Grey ’08 and Drew Foster’s ’08 “Ticklish,” Michael […]

Chamber Singers bond during overnight retreat

By Ellina Chulpaeff The trip to Italy over Spring Break was one of the key discussion topics during the seventh annual Chamber Singers’ retreat. Students joined together on Sept. 12 to spend two days at a 6,000 foot elevation at Camp Wrightwood. Ellie Bensinger ’09 and Jeremy Cairl ’09 were not able to come until […]