Student collects clothes for victims of Thomas Fire

Student collects clothes for victims of Thomas Fire

To bring relief to victims of the Thomas Fire, which Cal Fire declared the  fifth largest wildfire in California history, Kyle Hearlihy ’19 and his mother Melissa Hearlihy, who is the girls basketball coach, collected enough clothes to fill a suburban and flatbed truck in Hamilton Gym on Sunday. Melissa Hearlihy decided to collect clothes […]

Students celebrate holidays with winter festivities

Students celebrate holidays with winter festivities

Students, faculty and staff celebrated the winter season with themed dress days and holiday activities during WinterFest, which was organized by Prefect Council. On Monday, students and faculty wore ugly Christmas sweaters and other festive clothing to school. Tuesday was called “Twinter Tuesday” where students got to wear the same clothing as a friend. Wednesday […]

School closes due to fires

School closes due to fires

Classes and activities were canceled on both the upper and middle school campuses on Wednesday and Thursday due to poor air quality caused by recent fires in the area. “We took into account air quality, the level of the winds, the containment percentage of the Skirball fire and other factors,” Head of Upper School Laura […]

Students and neighbors volunteer together at Studio City Luminaria festival

Students and neighbors volunteer together at Studio City Luminaria festival

Seven students set up lanterns for the Studio City Neighborhood Council’s seventh annual Luminaria at the historical park Campo de Cahuenga on Saturday. The volunteers filled 3,000 to 4,000 paper bags with weights and lights and arranged them along the perimeter of the monument, which commemorates the location where Americans and Mexicans signed the treaty […]

Student’s clothing company raises money for hurricane victims

Student’s clothing company raises money for hurricane victims

Nick Settelmayer ’18, who founded clothing company Natural Division, held a fundraiser on the quad today to benefit victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma. T-shirts sold for $25, and all of the proceeds went to benefit to the Global Giving Organization for natural disaster relief. The organization has already collected more than $15 million […]

Student Task Force gathers signatures to help DREAMers

Student Task Force gathers signatures to help DREAMers

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force collected over 100 signatures asking members of Congress to create a clean Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals bill on Monday. Prior to asking students to sign petitions, the Student Task Force joined with students on the quad in a “humanity circle,” holding posters that highlighted facts about the […]

School buys Weddington

School buys Weddington

After years of attempting to expand athletic facilities, the school put plans for a new parking structure on hold and entered an agreement to purchase Weddington Golf & Tennis with intentions to build a Community Athletics Center, President Rick Commons announced in an email to the school community Oct. 30. Chairman of the Board of […]

HW Works conducts real estate industry roundtable

HW Works conducts real estate industry roundtable

Three alumni in the Harvard-Westlake Real Estate Network spoke to students about their careers and answered questions Nov. 8 to kick off this year’s Harvard-Westlake Works Industry Roundtable series. The event featured real estate developers Casey Federman ’91 and Sara Kramer ’99, as well as real estate lawyer David Stone ’97. The panelists spoke about […]

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