Students celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday, remember the Holocaust at annual March of the Living trip

Students celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday, remember the Holocaust at annual March of the Living trip

Visiting Poland and Israel to study the history of the Holocaust and examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hatred, a group of seniors participated in the annual March of the Living program April 8-23. The program inspires participants, including Jewish teens and adults, Holocaust survivors and individuals of diverse faiths and backgrounds, to fight […]

Robotics places fifth at World’s

Robotics places fifth at World’s

Robotics subteam 62A members Miles Agus ’18, DJ Lesh ’18 and Cameron Schiller ’18 placed fifth at the VEX Robotics World Championships Championships in Louisville, KY. Subteam 62A was the only school team out of four total to qualify for the event. Six students from the robotics program traveled to Louisville for the competition to […]

National school walk out calls for change

National school walk out calls for change

For the second time this year, students put down their pencils and walked out of their third period classes when the clock struck 10 a.m. to protest gun violence last Friday. They made their way to the middle of the quad, where they sat silently in honor of the 13 victims of the Columbine shooting […]

Boxing Club laces up to fight homelessness

Boxing Club laces up to fight homelessness

HW Boxing Club members and coaches ran a boxing clinic for children ages 4 to 16 at an LA Family Housing transitional facility April 13. LA Family Housing is an organization that helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty by providing affordable housing and support services. Upper and middle school students at the workshop […]

Going on a trip in our favorite chariot: JCL attends convention

Going on a trip in our favorite chariot: JCL attends convention

Upper and middle school members of the Junior Classical League attended the California JCL convention at Menlo High School over the weekend. At the convention, students participated in academic, athletic, and competitive events related to the classics. The convention also included elections for student state JCL government offices. This year, Vice Presidents Ben Beckman ’19 […]

All aboard: English classes go whale watching

All aboard: English classes go whale watching

English III Honors classes traveled to San Diego for a whale-watching excursion in order to relate to their current novel “Moby Dick” on April 11. Students from classes taught by Malina Mamigonian and Charles Berezin had the option of participating in the sailing trip to better understand Herman Melville’s classic novel about obsession and revenge. […]

Reagan-era expert offers Middle East insights

Reagan-era expert offers Middle East insights

Middle East specialist in the Reagan administration and Harvard-Westlake grandparent Geoffrey Kemp (Alexander and Gideon Hyman ’20) lectured Middle East Studies sections today about the reasons for America’s increased involvement in the Middle East over the past century. Kemp served in the White House during the first Reagan administration as Special Assistant to the President […]

Spring Into Action: Community bonds over third annual Spring Festival

Spring Into Action: Community bonds over third annual Spring Festival

Students and faculty members participated in a variety of competitive events including dodgeball, table tennis and Wii karaoke, and ate In-N-Out Burger during Community and Character Committee’s third annual Spring Festival March 23. Community and Character Committee hosted the event to foster a sense of community and allow students and teachers to have a break […]