Reeling in break: FisHW goes on trip

Students from the FisHW club traveled north of Los Angeles and caught fish up to 30 pounds on their last trip of the year March 26. Club members started their trip in Oxnard to fish out of Channel Islands Sportfishing. They later went to Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands and caught a variety of fish. […]

Making an impact: Gregory recognized

Former Director of Admissions Elizabeth Gregory Riordan received the Impact Award at the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs April 17. Riordan was honored alongside Tim and Vicky Story, the founders of The Story Company, for their contribution to upholding the organization’s mission of increasing diversity found in the student body of elementary and secondary schools. Riordan […]

Affinity groups host multicultural fair

Members of various affinity groups set up booths on the quad to spread awareness and share different types of food and music at the multicultural fair April 25.  The fair acted as a way for the affinity clubs to come together and share issues that are important to them, Gender and Sexuality Awareness club leader […]

Community Council rewards students who have completed community service hours

Community Council rewarded students who have completed their 12 hour community service requirement with free Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream April 25. Students had the choice of several flavors, including rainbow, cookies and cream, cotton candy and chocolate chip cookie dough. Although students have until May 7 to submit their hours, the event served to remind […]

Supp? Peer Support chooses coordinators for 2018-2019 school year

Eve Baxter ’19, Allie Sassa ’19, Will Pease ’19 and Bryce Porter ’19 will serve as the Peer Support Coordinators for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. Of the 20 students who applied, the four were chosen to lead the largest club on the Upper School campus.  In addition to choosing coordinators, current leaders will select […]

Student hosts first TEDx conference

The inaugural student-organized TEDx Harvard-Westlake featured speakers who discussed their careers as CEOs and writers last Sunday. Nicky Belgrad ’19, Emmanuel Zilber ’19 and Matthew Gross ’19 organized the conference with the help of interdisciplinary studies department head and history teacher Larry Klein. Belgrad attributed the conference’s success to the collaboration between himself and the […]

Students make app for censored teens to express thoughts, stories

Huddled around their computer, Ari Sokolov ’19 and Izzy Reiff ’18 smiled at each other and clicked the mouse, officially launching the beta for the Trill Project, a safe, anonymous network for LGBTQ teens living in socially repressed countries. “We were amazed at the instant response from the LGBTQ community we received,” Sokolov said. “[Before […]

It’s about time: director Ava DuVernay promotes activism

Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Ava DuVernay urged students and faculty members to help overcome societal prejudices and recognize their own privilege at the all-school Brown Family Assembly on Monday. As the first woman of color to direct a $100 million film with her most recent movie, “A Wrinkle in Time,” DuVernay emphasized the importance […]