Alumnus speaks to Business of Life

Entrepreneur Evan Horowitz ’99 advised Business of Life students to follow their dreams and learn from their failures during third and fourth period Oct. 27. Sameer Gupta ’99, who helped in developing the entrepreneurship program at school, recommended Horowitz to speak as part of HW Venture’s Lunch and Lecture Series. Throughout his talk, Horowitz emphasized the value […]

Seniors to wear white robes at graduation

The Class of 2017 will wear white gowns and caps to graduation this year following the decision to end the tradition of girls wearing white gowns and boys wearing black gowns in order to promote inclusivity. Prefect Council sent a survey to seniors where they could choose whether they would prefer wearing white or black gowns and […]

Cheer practice cut short due to complaints

Complaints from neighbors forced cheerleading practice to be cut short Oct. 14 during their scheduled practice time. The team was practicing for their Homecoming dance, which they performed the next day. The practice was scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m, but before the end of practice the cheer team was asked to leave the field by […]

StoneCutters holds bake sale

Staff members on the literary magazine StoneCutters handed out a variety of baked goods such as cookies, pies and brownies in exchange for a follow on the magazine’s Instagram, Facebook or Tumblr accounts to raise awareness for the magazine and tell students that submissions for the magazine are now open. The event took place Oct. […]

Administration closes lounge due to students’ mess

The administration closed the lounge Monday afternoon as a repercussion for messes left by students. Members of Prefect Council warned students about the consequences for not maintaining a clean lounge by senior prefect at the First and Third Wednesday Assembly on Oct. 5. When the lounge was first found in a messy state, the administration threatened […]

Prefect Council changes colors of graduation gowns

The administration and Prefect Council jointly decided to end the commencement tradition of male seniors wearing black robes and female seniors wearing white robes in order to create a more inclusive community. They hope that this change will prevent the confinement of individuals to specific genders and break the separation between boys and girls at […]

Mock trial team holds tryouts, selects members

The mock trial team selected 16 members, 15 with roles and one substitute member. Roles included witnesses, defendants, prosecutors and judges. Leaders held tryouts for all interested upper school students Sept. 21. “[The tryouts] were more successful than expected,” team co-captain Ravi Durairaj ’17 said. “We had a lot of people try out, and we […]

Vocalists to perform at Sherman Oaks fair

Harvard-Westlake vocal students will perform a pop cover song set at the annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair for the second year Oct. 16. Students, parents and faculty members will also run a Harvard-Westlake outreach booth at the festival. Volunteers will distribute school brochures, sign up neighbors for the community newsletter and hand out Halloween candy. […]

Admission Office adjusts tour system

The Admission Office announced changes that have been made to the Student Ambassador Program and a design contest for a new logo at the annual Student Ambassador Training Dinner on the middle school campus Sept. 16. Associate Director of Admissions Janine Jones informed attendees that middle school student ambassadors will be able to sign up […]

Community Council promotes Facebook page with Dippin’ Dots

Community Council gave free Dippin’ Dots to all students who are members of the group’s Facebook page Friday in an effort to increase participation among the student body. “We are trying to get the Facebook page more publicity, so you got free Dippin’ Dots if you showed us that you are a part of the […]

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