Youth Ending Hunger feeds homeless

Members of the Youth Ending Hunger Club cooked food for the homeless at the Ocean Park Community Center Samoshel Shelter on Friday. Participating members took a bus to the Santa Monica shelter to prepare and serve dinner to shelter residents. “Helping out is nice because part of it is just with your friends in the […]

Debate team competes in writing forum

The Harvard-Westlake International Public Policy Forum Debate Team was selected from teams across the world to compete in the 15th annual International Public Policy Forum. The team members are captain Jesse Nadel ’17, Allison Gorokhovsky ’17, Dario Madyoon ’17 and Kevin Wesel ’17. The IPPF is an international essay-writing debate competition in which the top […]

Women’s group visits La Femme Club

Representatives from Linda’s Voice spoke to the La Femme club Monday during activities period. Linda’s Voice is an organization started by three sisters whose mother was murdered in a case of domestic violence. The organization’s purpose is to empower all women to work together to end domestic violence. They also strive to help women in […]

Students qualify for robotics championship

Team 62, a robotics team also known as the Kanagasabapathys, earned second place at the Robodox Challenge tournament at Granada Hills Charter High School Saturday out of 36 teams. The team qualified for state, national and world championships in past tournaments. Team 62 is not affiliated with the school, but many of its members are […]

Class participates in negotiation project

Students in the AP Human Geography and International Relations course attended the International Negotiation Project (INP) conference at Whittier College on Saturday. The INP, a month-long simulation of international diplomacy that concluded with Saturday’s face-to-face conference, is the culmination of the class’s unit on international diplomacy, history teacher Nini Halkett said. Twenty-five students attended the […]

Speakers urge gender equality

Faculty from both campuses converged on the middle school campus for a co-education conference Nov. 11. The faculty attended sessions with speakers such as Lise Eliot, Ph.D., the author of “Pink Brain, Blue Brain,” a book that focuses on the ways to remove the boundaries that prevent boys and girls from achieving equally. Eliot is […]

Deans ban spikeball games in the lounge

Deans recently banned students from playing spikeball in the student lounge after repeated playing of the game caused carpeting to tear. Spikeball is a game in which two pairs of players throw, or “spike” a ball against a net on the ground, the object of which is to get a member of the opposing team […]

Trailers to substitute for locker rooms during renovation

Four trailers placed near the track will temporarily function as locker and training rooms while the old facilities are renovated starting the first week of December. Field sport athletes will use two of the trailers near the field for boy and girl locker rooms and the third trailer will be used as a general training […]

Human Rights Watch screens documentary

Human Rights Watch Student Task Force hosted a screening of “He Named Me Malala”, the story of the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, Nov. 16 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. The documentary follows Malala, a Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban in Swat Valley for speaking out against Taliban’s prohibition of girls […]

Students hold bake sale to benefit charity

Students raised $700 Monday for Bear Boxes, a charity that sends care packages with teddy bears to orphanages and schools in developing countries, by selling baked goods in the lounge. The bake sale took place from second through eighth period. Students could name their own price for their purchase as long as they paid a […]