Fire alarm interrupts Les Miserables performance

Fire alarm interrupts Les Miserables performance

Attendees of the fall musical “Les Miserables” were required to evacuate Rugby Theater Thursday evening after the fire alarm was set off. The alarm was triggered during the song “Do You Hear the People Sing?” in the first act. Performers continued singing until the end of the song, at which point Performing Arts teacher Ted Walch told attendees they […]

Principles of Engineering students hold open house

Principles of Engineering students hold open house

Principles of Engineering students displayed their handmade pinhole cameras to students and faculty Nov. 1 during seventh and eighth periods. The students designed the cameras for those with limited dexterity. To simulate the disability, students wore oven mitts while designing their cameras. “I think it was a really interesting project in general because we were designing something for […]

Advocacy clubs strive to combat microaggressions

Advocacy clubs strive to combat microaggressions

Anonymous quotes heard around campus involving offensive language toward race, gender and sexuality flashed against a black screen at Wednesday’s assembly. Student club leaders produced the video to spread awareness of microaggressions on campus and start a movement to stop derogatory language. Leader of the Latino-American Student Organization Carmen Levine ’17, Black Leadership Awareness and […]

Rams COO discusses relocation with HW Venture

Rams COO discusses relocation with HW Venture

Los Angeles Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff ’95 spoke in the Taper Gym locker room about his experience negotiating the Rams’ move to Los Angeles Oct. 14. Demoff’s talk is part of HW Venture’s Lunch and Lecture Series, in which students participate in discussions with alumni regarding past job and life experiences. Demoff said […]

Miles of Smiles club sponsors charity photo booth

Miles of Smiles club sponsors charity photo booth

Members of the Miles of Smiles club raised $1,100 to help patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles afford their medical expenses. The event, Smile! for CHLA, encouraged members of the community to donate and take pictures in an inflatable photo booth and in front of a Pikachu mascot costume in the lounge from fourth to seventh period Oct. […]

Clubs sponsor Halloween-themed festivities

Clubs sponsor Halloween-themed festivities

Students celebrated Halloween festivities Oct. 31 and participated in events hosted by Social Committee, ranging from a Halloween costume contest to themed movies in the lounge. Participating students walked down a runway in the lounge during Activities to showcase their costumes.  Sultan Daniels ’19 as Sokka from “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “Curious George” father-daughter combination […]

Commons announces new head of upper school

Commons announces new head of upper school

Effective July 1, Laura D. Ross will become the new head of upper school, leaving her position as head of upper school at the Greenhill School in Dallas, President Rick Commons announced in an email to students, parents and faculty this morning. “Mrs. Ross stood apart for her inspiring educational vision, broad experience in secondary […]

South African students tour, participate in panel

South African students tour, participate in panel

Twenty one student visitors from Westville Boys’ High School in Westville, South Africa, played pingpong and said Oct. 4 that Harvard-Westlake’s classes are a lot like their’s except for the close relationships the students seem to have with their teachers. Westville Boys’ High School is a member of the World Leading School Association, a group co-founded by […]

Alumna speaks on women in the work force

Alumna speaks on women in the work force

Senior Vice President of Global Communications Celebrity and VIP at Marc Jacobs Celine Khavarani ’95 spoke to members of La Femme about her experience as a woman in the work force. In past years, Khavarani has come back to campus to talk to students about her progress in the fashion industry, but today was the […]

Fanatics rally community at Spirit Week assembly

Fanatics rally community at Spirit Week assembly

The Head Fanatics organized Fanatic Fest Friday morning in Taper Gym to rally the community. A sword swallower, plumes of fire and streamers increased excitement in the lead-up to Saturday’s Homecoming festivities. The pep rally concluded Spirit Week, during which a stilt walker visited the campus and the Kogi and Nitropod ice cream trucks served students tacos and […]