Högsta ’05 wins Nobel Peace Prize

Daniel Högsta ’05 won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his work with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Along with with the group’s Executive Director Beatrice Fihn, Högsta won the award as a result of the campaign’s work to implement the 2017 United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The […]

Gregory to step down

After 46 years at the school, Director of Admission Elizabeth Gregory Riordan will be stepping down from her position to focus more time on public education and her new marriage to Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. “I just felt that it was time for me to spend a little more time with my husband,” Gregory […]

Cardin trains teachers on LGBTQ sensitivity

Over 80 faculty and staff learned how to be better allies to the LGBTQ community members at safe space training meetings held by Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and science teacher Nate Cardin. Cardin said his goal for the training sessions was to give faculty and staff more information on how to be stronger, […]

Ross makes effort to get to know students

In an effort to strengthen a sense of Harvard-Westlake community, Head of Upper School Laura Ross is initiating meetings with students starting next week. “The goal of these meetings is just to get the chance to know you a little bit better and to hear from you about your experience at Harvard-Westlake thus far,” Ross […]

Neighbors protest new parking structure

Neighbors protested the school’s proposed parking structure this morning at the intersection of Dickens Street and Coldwater Canyon Avenue. The protesters, who came in support of Save Coldwater Canyon, carried signs asking Councilmember Paul Krekorian to prevent the school’s construction. “A guy came up really close to my car with his protest sign and was […]

Student interns share experiences at HW Works Roundtable

Students shared their summer internship experiences with interested students at the HW Works Summer Internship Roundtable Sept. 16. Perspective students had the opportunity to ask questions about the program and were informed of start up companies that they could apply to intern at. In addition, students were directed to learn more on the program’s webpage, […]

Alumnus creates Kickstarter’s most funded app

Breaking the Kickstarter record of most funded apps of all time on Tuesday, Gabe Wyner ’01 raised over $340,000 to fund his new language learning app “Fluent Forever.” The app, based on a book that he wrote in 2014, approaches language learning differently from other apps in terms of what and how the user learns, […]

HWPA will host four community service days instead of two

Instead of two school-wide outreach days per year, the Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association will host four service events designed to create a more intimate experience between students, families and faculty. “These service days are important to build our community and renew people’s perspective on life,” HWPA Community Service Co-chair Margi Graham (Kat ’13, Dory ’13, Jack […]

School unveils two more all-gender bathrooms

The Upper School now contains three all-gender restrooms, two of which were recently established for the 2017-18 school year.   The all-gender restrooms can be found on the third floor of Chalmers Hall, in Mudd Library near the Information Desk and to the right of St. Saviour’s Chapel. All community members are permitted to use […]

Cheer and Community Council raise money for hurricane victims

Community Council and the varsity cheer team hosted a bake sale Sept. 20 to raise money for Americares, an organization helping to save lives and rebuild communities in areas affected by Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey.   “We were all definitely pretty shook after hearing about Hurricane Harvey; it just took a while to get […]