Habitat for Humanity goes on year’s first build trip

Habitat for Humanity goes on year’s first build trip

Students painted moldings, cleaned rooms and built shelves at two build sites Saturday for Habitat for Humanity’s first build of the year in Montebello. “Habitat for Humanity is a great cause that has given so many people the opportunity to own homes,” club co-leader Casey Crosson ’17 said. “Volunteering leaves you feeling rewarded after a […]

Affinity groups host multicultural brunch

Affinity groups host multicultural brunch

Student-led affinity groups including the Latin American Student Organization, Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club, Gender and Sexuality Awareness Club and La Femme hosted a multicultural brunch to foster unity Monday at the Feldman Gallery. “This is just about coming together,” Upper School Dean and event co-organizer Celso Cardenas said. “There could be times when individuals […]

Activists attend HW Works Social Justice Roundtable

Activists attend HW Works Social Justice Roundtable

HW Works hosted the Social Justice Roundtable on Jan. 26 with impact advisor Heather Kun ’92 and leader of the “Student Matters” movement Hillary Moglen ’94 to discuss their experiences in advocacy fields with students. Roundtable attendees had the opportunity to ask Kun and Moglen questions about pursuing activism in their own lives and in […]

Student screens HW Go! film

Student screens HW Go! film

After traveling to Korea last summer, Chronicle sports online editor Connor Reese ’17 screened his HW Go!-sponsored film Jan. 26 illustrating the life and achievements of his great-grandfather, Chu Yohan.   With funds granted by the Asian Initiative Fellowship, Reese spent 10 days in and around Seoul conducting interviews and primary research, followed by two […]

Prefect Council hosts second Coffee House

Prefect Council hosts second Coffee House

Students performed in the second Coffeehouse of the year, held in the Chalmers Lounge after school on Monday. The event consisted mostly of singing and featured many solo performances. Performances included Imani Allen ’19 who sang a rendition of Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun” and Michael Gaven ’18 who sang “Daughters” by John Mayer and “It’s a […]

Students, faculty join protest at Women’s March

Students, faculty join protest at Women’s March

Students and faculty participated in the Women’s March of Los Angeles Jan. 21 alongside an estimated 750,000 other protesters. Cami Katz ’19 was the Chair of the Women’s March Teen Outreach Committee. Prior to the event, she reached out to Harvard-Westlake students and other high schoolers across the city. Her mom, Deena Katz, was a co […]

Amato to stay at John Thomas Dye

Amato to stay at John Thomas Dye

Former Vice President of School John Amato will stay at John Thomas Dye School next school year as Director of Advancement for Special Projects after a year of serving as Interim Head of School, JTD Board of Trustees Chair Caroline Wittcoff said in an email to parents and alumni. Amato left Harvard-Westlake at the end […]

Norman Lear, Kenya Barris speak at diversity forum

Norman Lear, Kenya Barris speak at diversity forum

Speakers discussed racial diversity at the Middle School yesterday, ranging from ideas about the media’s influence on the election to the importance in bridging cultural divides. The public forum, “All in the (black-ish) Family,” featuring “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” creator Norman Lear (Madeline ’13) and “black-ish” and “America’s Next Top Model” co-creator […]

Junior aids Iranian students after visiting local school

Junior aids Iranian students after visiting local school

Inspired by her heritage and travels to Iran, Nicole Bahar ’18 will host a bake sale Jan. 23 to raise money for an elementary school in the Middle Eastern country. During winter break, Bahar traveled to the Iranian village, Shemshak, which is two hours north of Tehran. “[Shemshak is] like this very poor ski village […]

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