Shining stars: middle school runs after-school enrichment program

Shining stars: middle school runs  after-school enrichment program

Harvard-Westlake partnered with Bright Star Schools to launch the HW Bridge Partnership, bringing 27 seventh graders from charter schools to the Middle School twice a week to participate in enrichment courses taught by faculty. The new program ties in closely with the core tenets of the Harvard-Westlake mission statement, according to HW Bridge coordinator and […]

Junior State of America hosts one-day conference

Junior State of America hosts one-day conference

The Harvard Westlake chapter of Junior State of America hosted a conference on civil rights that gave students the opportunity to participate in a variety of debates and activities Feb. 3. Participants debated topics including the effectiveness of the Women’s March, the pay that prisoners should receive for their work and a fictional debate about […]

Students volunteer at Bethune Middle School

Students volunteer at Bethune Middle School

Nearly 100 members of the school community helped to clean up the Bethune Middle School campus by painting, sorting and gardening Jan. 27. The HW Parents Community Service program organized the event in partnership with Bethune and Big Sunday, an outreach organization that aims to “beautify” schools. Students from both school communities worked together to […]

Students advocate for intersectional feminism at 2018 Women’s March

Students advocate for intersectional feminism at 2018 Women’s March

Dozens of students and faculty members attended the second annual Women’s March Jan. 20. In addition to supporting women’s rights, this year’s march focused on promoting intersectional feminism and encouraging people to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. Civil rights advocate and critical race theorist Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term intersectional feminism in 1989, […]

Therapist speaks to ASiA club about mental health

Therapist speaks to ASiA club about mental health

Marriage and family therapist Jacqueline Liebman-Gentile (Kate Liebman ’09 and Judd Liebman ’12) visited ASiA club to speak to students about mental health. Club leaders said they decided to host Liebman-Gentile’s visit in light of the recent discussions about mental health occurring in Asia, which followed the suicide of K-pop star Kim Jong-hyun.   “It’s […]

School hosts debate tournament

School hosts debate tournament

Harvard-Westlake hosted 320 debaters from 10 different states for a Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate division Octafinals qualifier to the Tournament of Champions. On the first two days of the tournament, 12 of the best debaters in the country competed in the debateLA Challenge. “We try to have a more relaxed event where debaters and judges can […]

End of an era: FJ to retire

End of an era: FJ to retire

After 21 years of working at the school, Chaplain J. Young will retire to travel and assume the position of Chaplain for the Los Angeles FBI. Young has always worked as a chaplain, but he also assisted with the Honor Board, Community Council and Prefect Council during his time at the school. Young has been […]

Photography students win contest

Photography students win contest

Photography students Cole Heine ’19 and Assistant News Editor Kaitlin Musante ’19 earned recognition for their submissions to the 2017 Drexel University High School Photography Contest, which chose 120 students nationwide. Their winning photographs will be on exhibit at Drexel’s photography gallery in February. “It’s really nice to be recognized, especially for something [like photography] […]