L’chaim to layups: JSU hosts tournament

The school’s chapter of the Jewish Student Union will hold its second annual charity basketball tournament in Hamilton Gym on Feb. 18. The event aims to raise money toward scholarships for local students to travel to Israel. It is hosted on behalf of the national Jewish Student Union and the National Council of Synagogue Youth, […]

Seniors deliver sexual violence presentations

Seniors participating in The Talk Project will give peer-to-peer sexual violence awareness presentations to Choices and Challenges classes the weeks of Feb. 27 and March 5. Maddy Harbert ’17 interned at the National Council of Jewish Women two summers ago where her boss, Director of Legislation Maya Paley, encouraged her to help create a program […]

Debate ‘Kant’ be stopped

The debate team continued its success, notching strong performances at the Barkley Forum in Atlanta, Golden Desert tournament and the Harvard-Westlake round robin, while also hosting a national debate tournament. Harvard-Westlake hosted a national debate tournament during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. There were 117 entries, with Shruthi Krishan winning first speaker. The […]

Checkmate: club holds student tournament

The HW Chess club is in the midst of their first ever school wide tournament. All students were invited to participate in the single elimination tournament, and 30 players signed up to compete. The participants are playing in a double elimination draw where the winner of each match moves on to the next round and […]

Alumna hops on Trump Train

Julia Hahn ’09 has joined the Trump administration as a Special Assistant to the President after leaving her previous job as a Breitbart News reporter Jan. 24. Hahn works directly under President Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon, her former boss at Breitbart News. “Steve is a fearless voice for people who have been made […]

Model United Nations to practice diplomacy

Ten students will travel to Georgetown University for a Northern American Invitational Model United Nations Conference Feb. 16-19. For the conference in Washington D.C., the students wrote position papers on each of their topics, including climate change. “I’m very excited to be participating in an international conference,” Vincent Le ‘18 said. “I’m looking forward to […]

Parents to attend forum for LAUSD

President Rick Commons urged the community to attend a forum for candidates for the L.A. Unified School District 4 school board. Participating in the forum would help members of the Harvard-Westlake community become more aware of the issues facing public schools, Commons said. The forum will take place Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at the […]

Say cheese: alumni capture student life with photos

Visual arts teacher Kevin O’Malley commissioned three alumni to take photographs of alumni and students for an upcoming art show titled ‘Decades.’ Curatorial assistant at the Hammer Museum January Parkos-Arnall ’96 is organizing the show, which is part of the 25th Anniversary Alumni celebration. Michele Asselin ’90, an editorial photographer whose work has been featured […]

Senior showcases biographic

After traveling to Korea last summer, Chronicle Sports Online Editor Connor Reese ’17 created a HW Go!-sponsored film illustrating the life and achievements of his great-grandfather Chu Yohan which he screened Jan. 26. With funds granted by the Asian Initiative Fellowship, Reese spent 10 days in and around Seoul conducting interviews and primary research, followed […]

Alumni co-create ‘The Mick’ TV show

David Chernin ’03 and John Chernin ’02 created the TV show “The Mick,” which first aired Jan. 1. “The Mick” is about a woman, Mickey, who is left with the guardianship of her niece Sabrina and her nephews Chip and Ben after her sister and brother-in-law flee the country. One of the sitcom’s episodes, “The […]