Affinity groups attend first monthly meeting

Members of various affinity groups on campus discussed community values and future goals at their first ever monthly meeting. Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Nate Cardin said that they decided to host the meetings to foster support amongst the groups, amplify student voices and gain the ear of administrators. “We wanted to work intersectionality […]

GOP suspends former student after uncovering violent past

Florida Republicans recently suspended former student Rupert Ditsworth, now Rupert Tarsey, after discovering that he attacked another student 40 times with a claw hammer as a senior in 2007.  The Broward County GOP seeks to oust him from his current role as secretary, pending further investigation. Two years after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor, […]

Get Lit slam poets visit school

To foster more interest in slam poetry, four members of Get Lit, a non-profit literary organization in Los Angeles, performed during the junior class meeting Sept. 15.   Get Lit, whose mission is to “use poetry to increase literacy, empower youth and inspire communities,” according to its website, is known for its Get Lit Players, […]

Administrative heads speak on their visions for the school

Administrative heads stressed the importance of fostering a supportive community and announced the introduction of various programs at the State of the School on Wednesday. President Rick Commons addressed the visions for 2020 in the context of a letter written by a parent who felt there was an “all prep, no school” mentality at the […]

20 seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation selected 20 seniors as National Merit Semifinalists Wednesday. Approximately 16,000 students from across the country are picked as semifinalists, with students chosen based on their PSAT scores. The number of semifinalists from Harvard-Westlake follows a downward trend: last year, 26 seniors qualified, and in the year prior 31 students were […]

Seniors attend Senior College Night

Seniors and their parents attended informational sessions and met with their deans at Senior College Night. Students were able to choose two of nine special interest sessions to attend, which focused on specific topics such as the interview process, financial aid, intercollegiate arts and college essays. Experts from colleges across the country, as well as […]

Amato to permanently stay at John Thomas Dye

After a 38-year tenure at Harvard-Westlake, Former Vice President of School John Amato will be staying at the John Thomas Dye School indefinitely. Amato left Harvard-Westlake at the end of the 2015-2016 school year to serve as the Interim Head of School for JTD and intended to return for the 2016-2017 school year. He decided […]

Ross addresses recent events, emphasizes community

In light of recent natural disasters, the rescinding of DACA and the events in Charlottesville, Head of Upper School Laura Ross sent an email to students alerting them of resources on campus and reminding them of the school’s emphasis of community Friday.   “Being a part of the Harvard-Westlake community means that we all have […]

City Council postpones parking structure discussion

Due to an influx of public comments, the City Planning Commission postponed discussion of the school’s parking structure proposal from Sept. 28 to a date in the foreseeable future, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian said in an email. “I support this decision to delay the hearing to ensure that everyone from the community and […]

Department announces Cabaret cast list

Cast: Emcee: Jake Schroeder Cliff: Michael Gaven Sally: Charlotte Weinman Schneider: Alex Goldstein Schultz: Alec Davila Ernst: Jakob Klein Kost: Tarin North Customs Officer / Klub Denizen: Will Newhart Max / Klub Denizen: Jordan Yadegar Bobby / Klub Denizen: Tyler Ganus Victor / Klub Denizen: Shana Brindze Maitre D’ / Klub Denizen: Clay Hollander Sailor […]