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 […]

School considers AP class limit in talks of student well-being, academic balance

School considers AP class limit in talks of student well-being, academic balance

School administrators and faculty are discussing placing a limit on the number of AP classes students are able to take throughout their high school careers as part of their ongoing discussion about the happiness and wellness of students. Currently, they have not decided if honors classes would be included in any future limits. “For lots […]

Annual Cinema Sundays film seminars commence

Annual Cinema Sundays film seminars commence

Cinema Sundays, hosted by Performing Arts teacher Ted Walch, will screen 10 select films at the upper school this year, continuing the eight-year-long tradition. Walch, who has taught at the school since 1991, said that the first event attendees were charged to fundraise for the financial aid program. Now, however, the Kutler Center sponsors the […]

Alum runs for Assembly District Delegate

Alum runs for Assembly District Delegate

Former Chronicle Opinion Managing Editor Jonah Ullendorff ’16 lost his bid to become a Democratic Party Assembly District Delegate on Sunday. Ullendorff placed 25th in a field of 47 candidates. The election took place at the Santa Monica Public Library. Ullendorff, a freshman at the University of Chicago, said he ran for the position to encourage […]

Alumni attend Young Alumni Winter Reception

Alumni attend Young Alumni Winter Reception

The Alumni Relations team hosted the annual Young Alumni Winter Reception for alumni, seniors and faculty in the Kutler Center. Alumni Administrator Anne Pyle and Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Ivy Bunnak organized the event and sent out invitations to all alumni from the past decade. “It’s a way for us to get the younger […]

Made in Korea: Reflecting on Multiculturalism

Made in Korea: Reflecting on Multiculturalism

Winter break is a time for rest and travel. As I am enjoying my staycation, I will write about my favorite place to travel to while pondering about the culture that comes with it: I was born in Los Angeles. I am an American. My parents were born in South Korea. They are Korean. It […]

Prefect Council hosts festivities during assessments

Prefect Council hosts festivities during assessments

Prefect Council hosted various activities for students during mid-year assessments. Complimentary açai bowls, a chance to pet puppies and a bell choir performance from the Activities Recreation and Care center were some of the activities hosted in the student lounge on Dec. 13 and 15. Amazebowls catered the açai bowls during the break between the assessments […]

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