Animator shares experiences about pursuing a career in art

Animator shares experiences about pursuing a career in art

Animator, painter and director Jorge R. Gutiérrez spoke to Drawing and Painting I students about his experience navigating the entertainment industry while remaining true to his background Wednesday. He also advised students about how they can make a career out of their artistic passions. Gutiérrez, who directed the Golden Globe-nominated “The Book of Life,” shared […]

Students compete in Halloween costume contest

Students compete in Halloween costume contest

Students competed in the annual Halloween costume contest Oct. 31 during activities period. Head of Upper School Laura Ross, President Rick Commons and department heads judged the costume contest in the Chalmers Lounge. Faculty also danced in a flash mob. Vanessa Payne ’19, who participated in the costume contest, said she thought all the costumes […]

HW purchases Weddington Golf & Tennis

HW purchases Weddington Golf & Tennis

Harvard-Westlake purchased Weddington Golf & Tennis with plans to build a Community Athletics Center and put parking structure plans on hold, President Rick Commons announced in an email to the school community Monday. The 16-acre property located less than a mile from the upper school campus between Whitsett Avenue and the LA River currently includes […]

School unveils redesigned website

School unveils redesigned website

The Communications Office worked with the IT group, led by Web Manager Lillian Contreras, to redesign the school’s official website. The design team spent the last few years planning the revamp of the site, which hadn’t been redesigned in almost a decade, as a scheduled “face lift.” “We are doing some rebranding work at HW […]

Poet, activist Luis Rodriguez speaks at assembly

Poet, activist Luis Rodriguez speaks at assembly

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Latin American/Hispanic Student Organization invited 2014 Los Angeles Poet Laureate, author and activist Luis Rodriguez to speak at an all school assembly Wednesday. Rodriguez discussed his hopes for the future of society and the correctional system. He also shared personal stories of his time in a gang, dealing with […]

Farewell to Formalities

Farewell to Formalities

When Marc Novicoff ’18 walked onto the quad after his eighth period class, he was immediately led to a chair in the middle of a crowd on the quad. Awaiting his arrival in the center of all the commotion was Nicole Bahar ’18, prepped with a sign, flowers and backup dancers ready to spring into […]

HuffPost CEO speaks to students in classes

HuffPost CEO speaks to students in classes

  HuffPost Chief Executive Officer and Global Head of News and Information Jared Grusd ’93 spoke to students in Advanced Newspaper Journalism and Business of Life classes Oct. 3 about changes in digital news media and his previous entrepreneurship experiences. Prior to his position at HuffPost, Grusd was the General Counsel and Global Head of […]

Get out! Cinema Sunday begins

Get out! Cinema Sunday begins

“Get Out” Executive Producer Couper Samuelson held a discussion with students during the second installment of Cinema Sundays this year following a screening in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Sunday. The horror film follows an interracial couple, as Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) meets his white girlfriend’s family and discovers their secrets. The film was unique in that […]

Hurricane devastates Puerto Rico, evokes concern in community

Hurricane devastates Puerto Rico, evokes concern in community

  Four backup generators arrived at the front door, ready to be stowed away on a flight to Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. With their help, Diego Ayala’s ’18 grandmother and aunts would have access to electricity again, including a working refrigerator. But before Ayala’s dad purchased his plane ticket, he realized there were complications. “He could […]

Neighbors increase action in opposition to parking structure

Neighbors increase action in opposition to parking structure

“Hey hey, ho ho, this bad project’s got to go,” neighbors chanted during one of the two protests held this month against the school’s proposed parking structure. This recent uptick in opposition follows the City Planning Committee’s delay of the parking discussion, which has been moved from Sept. 28 to an unknown date in the […]