Head Prefect candidates address sophomore, junior classes

Head Prefect candidates address sophomore, junior classes

Grace Burton ’20 and Michael Lehrhoff ’20 will serve as Head Prefects for the 2019-2020 school year. Results were announced after school in an email Thursday. Following an ad-hoc committee’s recent suggestions regarding ways to make the school more inclusive, this year’s election determined Head Prefects based on the number of votes each candidate received, […]

High schools nation-wide grapple with racism, homophobia, anti-semitism

High schools nation-wide grapple with  racism, homophobia, anti-semitism

Sixty African-American and Puerto Rican students barricaded themselves inside the administration building at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York on March 23, 1970. The students protested the school’s failure to implement long-standing demands to enroll more African-American students, hire more faculty of color and integrate the African-American and Latin-American experiences into the curriculum, according […]

Faculty showcases artwork in gallery

Faculty showcases artwork in gallery

Faculty artists displayed their artwork, sculptures, photography and paintings at the Visual Arts Department Faculty Exhibit in Feldman-Horn gallery. Jesse Chehak ’97, Claire Cochran ’06, Cheri Gaulke, Nicole Stahl, Gustavo Godoy and Alexandra Pacheco Garcia created the showcased art. Stahl said that she created her art over the course of the last few years and […]

Just keep swimming: Oceanography students visit aquarium

Just keep swimming: Oceanography students visit aquarium

Oceanography and Marine Biology students visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, where they viewed exhibits of organisms they studied in their class March 19. The class divided into smaller groups to view exhibits that displayed algae, sponges, mollusks and plants. Students also attended a classroom session where they learned about proper filtration, […]

Students perform at St. Patrick’s themed Coffeehouse

Students perform at St. Patrick’s themed Coffeehouse

Students displayed their musical talents at the St. Patrick’s Day-themed Coffeehouse on March 18. The Jack Riley Experience kicked off the event with an original song by Charlie Kogen ’19. The Coffeehouse was filled entirely with musical performances, including performances by Mila Fejzo ’19, Olivia Gubel ’21 and Abby Kirchmeier ’20. Kirchmeier said she enjoyed […]

Prefect council hosts third annual March Madness tournament

Prefect council hosts third annual March Madness tournament

Students competed in the third annual March Madness tournament, a series of three-on-three basketball matches, during break today. Team “Splash Bros,” which included Griffin York ’19, Kenneth Lee ’19 and Michael Snyder ’19, beat team “Bd and Friends” to win the tournament. Prefect Jaya Nayar ’20 said that Prefect Council enjoys organizing these events for […]

Speaker discusses methods to address microaggressions

Speaker discusses methods to address microaggressions

In an effort to spark conversation about the impact of microaggressions, educator and diversity speaker Rosetta Lee spoke in an all-school assembly March 8. In addition to debunking myths regarding microaggressions, Lee provided different tools for students to utilize when confronting these situations. Microaggression, or “accumulated impact,” is a term used for common phrases or […]

Kid Cudi addresses mental health stigma

Kid Cudi addresses mental health stigma

Grammy award-winning musical artist Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi spoke about the stigma surrounding mental health in the black community in an all-school assembly hosted by the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club on Wednesday. “People are struggling right now from mental illness,” Mescudi said. “They don’t have answers, and sometimes, music is all that’s there […]

DEI holds first recruiting event on West Coast

DEI holds first recruiting event on West Coast

Faculty, staff and administrators from 43 independent institutions gathered together to participate in the first West Coast Diversity Job Fair on Feb. 23. The fair, which was co-hosted with the Brentwood School, gave an opportunity for participants to discuss their experiences working in independent school environments and promote open job positions to potential educators of […]

Whooping cough outbreak reaches 30 cases

Whooping cough outbreak reaches 30 cases

If the whooping cough outbreak at school grows from the 30 cases reported between Nov. 16 and Feb. 26, the next step may be to limit interschool activities, according to the Los Angeles County Health Department Office of Communications and Public Affairs. Eighteen students at Harvard-Westlake have medical exemption from vaccinations, but none of them […]

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