Alum out-fundraises incumbent in race for school board

Former Chronicle editor Nick Melvoin ’04 is currently running for the Los Angeles Unified School Board and is out-fundraising his opponent, incumbent Steve Zimmer. Melvoin announced his candidacy in February and has raised $270,031 as of Dec. 31 while Zimmer has raised $85,392. In addition, Melvoin’s campaign has received about 895 individual donations and Zimmer […]

Alumna expected to join Trump administration

Julia Hahn ’09, a writer at Breitbart News, is rumored to join the administration of President Donald Trump, Politico reported yesterday. Hahn is expected to be appointed Special Assistant to the President. News surrounding Breitbart News, a right-wing website whose critics contend is a hate site, has increased since Executive Chairman Stephen Bannon was selected as Trump’s senior counselor […]

Wifi cuts-out for school due to server errors

Students and faculty had trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi throughout campus Jan. 6. Faculty in the Information Technology department installed updates to the Wi-Fi over winter break. They started receiving reports of slowness Jan. 4. Director of Information Technology David Ruben said members of the department were in contact with Cisco throughout the week and […]

Jewish Student Union holds Hanukkah events

The Jewish Student Union built menorahs and served donuts during Winterfest in the lounge. “The Prefect Council wanted to have some Jewish element involved so they reached out to JSU and we were obviously really delighted to do so,” Allison Gorokhovsky ’17 said. Gorokhovsky said that students built 40 or 50 menorahs. Participants took the […]

Commons to share result of diversity assesment with faculty

President Rick Commons will share the findings of HR Matrix’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Climate Assessment with faculty Jan. 24, he said in an email to all faculty Jan. 4. Commons did not want to share more about the findings ahead of the meeting. “While it is never simple to bring our two campuses together […]

Construction work closes Upper St. Michaels

Juniors with parking spots at Upper St. Michaels temporarily parked on the track Jan. 3-6 due to the repaving of the Avenida del Sol, which leads to the lot. “We were just being cautious to get our kids out of that area and relocate them for a short period of time,” Chief of Campus Operations […]

Bear Boxes holds bake sale for needy children

Bear Boxes will sell baked goods to raise money for care packages for underprivileged children in Nigeria, Peru, Cambodia and Mexico. Elly Choi ’18, Amanda Offor ’18, and Hotchkiss student Caroline Phillips ’18 will hand deliver each care package with other club members. The packages will include basic necessities that are personalized to the recipients’ […]

Babel urges students to submit work

To spread literary art in different languages on campus, Babel, the Upper School’s foreign language magazine is officially accepting submissions for this year’s publication. Submissions include poems, short stories, recipes, essays and photos. “I think that [submitting to babel] gives you an opportunity to expand your ability to speak a language that you really get,” […]

Sports teams fundraise for charities

To give back to the larger community, some sports teams have started fundraising campaigns, raising thousands of dollars to benefit cancer patients and research. Others have started an effort to raise funds for the Los Angeles homeless population. “I think it’s important for student athletes to do community service projects because it reminds us that […]

Debate team dominates competition

The debate team earned multiple bids to the Tournament of Champions, continuing its season of multiple wins. So far this season, the Harvard-Westlake team has more Tournament of Champions bids for Lincoln-Douglas debate than any other school in the nation. Five debaters competed at the Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament Nov. 19-23 in Northbrook, IL. […]

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