Robotics club member wins state championship

Robotics club member wins state championship

Robotics club member Aeden Gasser-Brennan ’19 won the 2017 California State VRC High School Championship in Pomona on March 11 with team member Ben Adelstein from Grover Cleveland High School. The team also received the Amaze Award, and they will advance to the World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky April 19-25 with their robot, Quantum Flux. “The day […]

Environmental Club participates in Green Living Fair

Environmental Club participates in Green Living Fair

In the hopes of highlighting its involvement in environmental causes, the Environmental Club gave away free plants during the Green Living Fair in Studio City on March 11. The plants, muhly grass and yerba buena, which came with pots participants were able to decorate, are native plants that require little watering. “It is really important […]

HW Venture holds Complain and Conquer event

HW Venture holds Complain and Conquer event

HW Venture held a Complain and Conquer event on March 9 after school that gave students the opportunity to voice criticisms of school and create productive solutions to better the community. “To have a great idea, you first need to have a great problem,” HW Venture adviser Rob Levin said. “If you have a complaint […]

La Femme sells T-shirts to benefit Elizabeth House

La Femme sells T-shirts to benefit Elizabeth House

La Femme sold T-shirts on the quad for $15 from March 6 to 10 to raise money for Elizabeth House, a non-profit organization that provides economic, medical and emotional support, including shelter and prenatal care, for homeless pregnant women and women with young children. Club member Alyssa Flaherty ’17 said that by volunteering at Elizabeth […]

Prefects host meeting regarding slur controversy

Prefects host meeting regarding slur controversy

Head Prefects Cate Wolfen ’17 and Matt Thomas ’17 welcomed student suggestions regarding an improvement in diversity and inclusivity at school on Monday during break. After reports surfaced of students, one of whom was a prefect, using homophobic and racial slurs in social media posts, discussion on campus regarding the use of derogatory language sparked. […]

Dancers address diversity in ‘Love’ showcase

Dancers address diversity in ‘Love’ showcase

Students and faculty danced in response to recent global events at the Upper School Dance Concert March 3-5 in the Rugby Auditorium. “In difficult times, we need one another.  This is our way of giving back to our community,” director and Performing Arts Teacher Cyndy Winter said. “Our means is dance, and our goal is […]

Back for More: Boys’ basketball takes home CIF-Southern Section Division 1A title

Back for More: Boys’ basketball takes home CIF-Southern Section Division 1A title

When the celebrations subsided and the ceremony was completed, the Wolverines were all smiles. All they could do for now was wait. Harvard-Westlake would eventually defeat Pasadena 68-58 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1A championship game, but that hadn’t happened yet. Brentwood had just defeated Burbank with a three at the buzzer to win the […]

Students participate in Community Service Week

Students participate in Community Service Week

Students packed lunches for the homeless, spoke with previously incarcerated members from Homeboy Industries and celebrated their completion of service hours with Dippin’ Dots during Community Service Week Feb. 27 to March 3. Hosted by Community Council, the week’s slogan, “Get Involved,” was meant to foster the spirit of community involvement, Community Council member Taylor Redmond […]

Speaker discusses importance of raising trout

Speaker discusses importance of raising trout

Natural Resources Volunteer Program volunteer Rudy Brown spoke to AP Environmental Science students and members of the Environmental Club about the importance of participating in the Trout in the Classroom program on Feb. 27. Though now retired, Brown said he has always been interested in the environment and has also worked as a seasonal ranger aid […]

HW Works hosts law and policy career roundtable

HW Works hosts law and policy career roundtable

Seven alumni with careers in law and policy spoke to students and answered questions about their experiences in education and the workforce at an HW Works roundtable on Monday. Litigation and Trial Associate at Latham and Watkins Adam Sieff ’07 led the event. Other speakers included Horvitz & Levy attorney Jeremy Rosen ’89, real estate attorney Noel Hyun ’02, […]

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