Astronomer discusses research with club

UCLA research astronomer Michael Rich (Jonathan ’16) spoke to students Feb. 22 about his recent projects, including the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), an orbiting ultraviolet space telescope used to measure the history of star formation in the universe. The Astronomy Club, with help of Upper School science teacher Antonio Nassar and Jonathan Rich, the club’s […]

KHWS goes on hiatus after provider shuts off

Student-run radio station KHWS has gone on a hiatus for an undetermined amount of time as student leaders seek an alternate radio streaming service after the station’s broadcast program went off the air Jan. 31. Students have used the internet streaming service provider Live365 as KHWS’s platform since the station first went live in 2012, […]

Alum discusses Rams’ move back to city (video)

Kevin Demoff ’95, the Executive Vice President of Football Operations and Chief Operating Officer of the Los Angeles Rams, spoke at an event hosted by the Harvard-Westlake Alumni Association at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel March 1. During the first Rams presentation in Los Angeles, Demoff discussed the process of bringing the team back to its […]

Students to take national French exam

French students of all levels will participate in “Le Grand Concours,” a national exam, Thursday after school in the Seaver Academic Center. The assessment will test students’ ability to understand vocabulary and grammatical concepts, and reading and oral comprehension. French teacher Jerome Hermeline said students usually score very highly. Taking the test is not required […]

JCL to participate in annual competition

Students from the Junior Classical League club will participate in the annual California Junior Classical League convention at Woodbridge High School in Irvine March 18-19. The club, led by Chloe Shi ’16 and Elizabeth Rao ’16, will engage in academic, creative, performing and graphic events, as well as athletic and recreational activities ranging from dodgeball […]

Robotics Club competes in challenge

The Middle School Robotics team competed in the Los Angeles FIRST Tech Challenge Feb. 27 at Monrovia High School. The team, known as the “Quantum Potentials,” had worked on their robot since September and qualified through a December competition. The team placed third in the qualifying round to make it to the final challenge, placing […]

Five students qualify for math competition

Of the 53 students at Harvard-Westlake who took the American Math Competition last month, Benjamin Most ’16, Sean Jung ’16, Nicole Kim ’18, Kylin Feng ’18 and Caroline Choi ’19 qualified to take the American Invitational Math Exam March 16. Juniors and seniors who took the AMC 12 had to score in the top 5 […]

Alum declares candidacy for LAUSD board

Attorney and public education advocate Nick Melvoin ’04 has declared his candidacy for a seat in the 2017 Los Angeles Unified School Board to “ensure that every student in Los Angeles has the opportunity to succeed,” according to his website. Melvoin lives in Brentwood and has entered into the District 4 race, in which he […]

Annual gap year fair attracts 70 students

Harvard-Westlake hosted a gap year fair Feb. 23 in the Kutler Center, with members of the junior class invited for the first time. The school was one of two sites in Los Angeles to host the fair for students considering a gap year through Dynamy Internship Year, a Massachusetts-based organization for gap year opportunities. “I […]

Club hosts Chinese New Year luncheon

The Chinese Cultural Club hosted its annual luncheon today at the Skirball Center. Members of the Chinese Cultural Club, Chinese language students and faculty were invited. The event is the club’s largest and attracted about 300 guests. Students in the Chinese language program performed a song. “This is a time we get together friends and […]

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