Community celebrates break with winter festivities

Community celebrates break with winter festivities

Students dressed up in ski gear, onesies and more this week for the annual Winterfest celebrations in anticipation of Winter Break. Social Committee and Prefect Council chose to continue the tradition to alleviate stress before the mid-year assessments and to unite the community, Head Prefect Cate Wolfen ’17 said. “Winterfest brings people together during the […]

School hosts Special Olympics event for preschoolers

School hosts Special Olympics event for preschoolers

Students high-fived and cheered on preschoolers as they participated in events ranging from walking across a balance beam to running around cones during the Special Olympics Young Athletes Festival Dec. 2. “It was so rewarding to be a part of the Special Olympics because I got to see the pure joy on the children’s faces,” […]

Presidential election reveals school strife

Presidential election reveals school strife

In a mock election conducted by AP government students, 72.19 percent of 543 Harvard-Westlake students polled voted for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, while 14.73 percent of 543 HW students polled voted for Donald Trump and Mike Pence. “In every election there will be winners and losers,” Harry Gestetner ’18 said. “But the way many […]

Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wish at assembly

Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wish at assembly

Community Council partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to reveal a trip to Disneyland for a 5-year-old cancer survivor Nov. 14 at an all-school assembly. Leighton Kaba beat leukemia through chemotherapy and a successful bone marrow transplant from her sister. Soon after her surgery, she became eligible for a wish and decided to use her wish […]

Students attend Women in Entertainment summit

Students attend Women in Entertainment summit

Students attended the second annual Women in Entertainment Summit at the Cinerama Dome on Nov. 10. The summit included panels led by women in the entertainment industry and focused on topics ranging from the need for female-led storytelling to how gender and sexuality shape societal identities. “We’re living in a time where there’s an increased […]

Alumnus, parent speak to Business of Life class

Alumnus, parent speak to Business of Life class

A sports manager and a UCLA marketing professor spoke to Business of Life classes and HW Venture during third and fourth periods Nov. 4 and during Activities Nov. 7 respectively. Jason Glushon ’03 left a job at an already established sports management agency to open his own agency this past year. Glushon advised students to […]

Community continues to discuss microaggressions

Community continues to discuss microaggressions

Following last week’s all-school assembly, in which advocacy clubs screened a video highlighting instances of racist, sexist and homophobic language on campus, faculty and students continued their discussion of microaggressions in Ahmanson Lecture Hall during Activities Nov. 7. Student leaders from the Latino-American Student Organization, Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club, La Femme and Gender-Sexuality […]

Students react with shock, confusion to election

Students react with shock, confusion to election

Confusion, shock and disbelief are some of the words students are using to describe their reactions to the presidential election on Nov. 8. After Donald Trump became the president-elect Tuesday night, students have been registering the news in different ways. “I’m honestly appalled by the election,” Grace Dennis ’19 said. “I think it’s been messy and sort […]

Students, faculty celebrate Election Day

Students, faculty celebrate Election Day

Members of the community participated in the general election on Nov. 8 by voting for the first time, participating in a nationwide mock election and volunteering at campaign headquarters. Jake Broder ’17, who voted for the first time, said he woke up early so that he could participate in the election. “I like that I […]

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