Resnick holds first meeting to discuss possible AP limit

Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick and senior prefects discussed the administration’s proposed AP class limit with upper school students at the first of three open meetings today during fifth period. All upper school students were invited to voice their opinions regarding the proposed limit and speak directly with the school administration. The majority […]

Kissing Trump goodbye: alumni launch anti-Trump cosmetics line

Ken Grodin ’13 has transformed makeup application into an act of defiance. Reacting to President Donald Trump’s plans to defund Planned Parenthood and other women’s health resources, the alum founded his cosmetics company the night of the president’s inauguration. The company, dubbed Lipslut, sells lipstick in the shade “F*** Trump” to raise awareness and funds […]

Admissions director weds former mayor

Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan married Director of Admission Elizabeth Gregory on Feb. 19 after a three-month engagement. Riordan was the 39th Mayor of Los Angeles from 1993 to 2001 and served as Secretary of Education under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is also a businessman and founder of the Riordan Foundation that was started […]

Rocket launched with student experiment onboard

SpaceX launched a rocket Feb. 19 containing an experiment in paper chromatography that Samuel Buckley-Bonanno ’19 designed. The experiment tests the effect that gravity has on chromatography and how the outcome differs between Earth and space. Buckley-Bonanno explained that in his experiment, he puts one side of a piece of paper with a sample of […]

Heavy rains cause difficulty for students

A 20-foot sinkhole developed near school on Woodbridge Street and Laurel Canyon Boulevard on Friday, Feb. 17. Head of Upper School Liz Resnick emailed students earlier that day asking them to drive home carefully in response to the rain. “Getting home was kind of annoying because there was a river next to the buses but […]

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 […]

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