Peers offer advice for internships, summer opportunities

Peers offer advice for internships, summer opportunities

Students with previous internship experiences led a discussion and gave advice to students interested in summer opportunities today in the Kutler Center as a part of the HW Works internship program. Student panelists Jordan Bedikian ’18, Marie Eric ’18 and Chronicle Sports Assistant Editor Elly Choi ’18 provided suggestions for the application process and seeking initiative. […]

Students venture into programming at Hack HW

Students venture into programming at Hack HW

Students worked for 36 hours to develop programs at Hack HW, the school’s second hackathon, in the Mudd Library Feb 18-19. Jonathan Damico ’18, Jordan Barkin ’18, Allen Gan ’18, and Matthew Wang ’18 won first place for their program Seamless, an extension for Google Docs that calculates typed equations. The team also received Amazon […]

BLACC prepares to meet with Commons

In response to the recent controversy over students using racial and homophobic slurs on social media, members of Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture Club held an open meeting on Tuesday to discuss their reactions to the situation and ways to move forward in terms of diversity and inclusivity on campus. BLACC leader Phaedra Robinson ’17 […]

School to take disciplinary action following racial, homophobic slur controversy

School to take disciplinary action following racial, homophobic slur controversy

In light of reports of students using homophobic and racial slurs in social media posts, President Rick Commons sent an email to the Harvard-Westlake community condemning the language and behavior and promising administrative action. A Facebook post shared by alumni contained students’ social media posts, which were originally shared on students’ private accounts and included repeated use of […]

Professor speaks about the importance of diversity

Professor speaks about the importance of diversity

Columbia University Professor Christopher Emdin urged educators, parents and students to appreciate the diverse challenges and backgrounds that students of color bring to school at the Southern California People of Color in Independent Schools event entitled “Rethinking Diversity” on Wednesday. Emdin suggested that schools facilitate a young people of color meeting, in which students have […]

Alum challenges school board president

Alum challenges school board president

Alum and District Four L.A. Unified School District board candidate Nick Melvoin ’04 aims to lead the charge in implementing necessary change to modernize the LAUSD. Melvoin is in the final month of his campaign process, with elections set for March 7. Melvoin is challenging LAUSD school board President Steve Zimmer. Melvoin credits his interest […]

Prepare to die laughing with Walch

Prepare to die laughing with Walch

Prince Humperdinck stepped down from the throne to talk about the making of the movie “The Princess Bride” after the film’s screening during the fourth Cinema Sunday of the year hosted by Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch in the Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Sunday. When choosing potential movies to show, Walch tries to match films […]

School reviews diversity climate assessment

Some administrators and faculty were not surprised by the results of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Climate Assessment and are beginning to take steps to tackle the issues identified in the report. “There are lots of things that we want to do,” President Rick Commons said. “We’re beginning now to try to identify those things […]

Deans implement new admissions policy

The deans will enact a new admissions policy starting with the class of 2018 where Single-Choice Early Action applications to Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford will be treated as Early Decision applications. Under this policy, the deans will not allow a student who is accepted to one of the four schools to submit applications to […]

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