Tree People representatives visit Environmental Club

Representatives from Tree People talked to the Environmental Club about their organization and how the school can make a difference in the world Nov. 7. The representatives spoke to the club during break about how they can make their campus more environmentally friendly. Tree People works with volunteers to plant trees throughout Los Angeles. The […]

Project Girl to Girls holds first workshop

Project Girl to Girl had their first workshop at the elementary school Carpenter Community Charter School on Nov. 17. The club aims to decrease the gender imbalance in STEM fields. The Chronicle Assistant Features Editors Josie Abugov ’18 and Nicole Kim ’18 started Project Girl to Girl at school last year. The club holds workshops […]

International Relations students attend conference

Advanced Placement Human Geography and International Relations students attended the International Negotiation Project conference at Whittier College on Saturday, culminating their month-long online simulation, in which they learned how to represent a country and make political agreements with other nations. Harvard-Westlake was one of roughly 10 schools that went to the conference to discuss various […]

Club tutors Valor Academy students

Students in Bridge to a Brighter Future club visited Valor Academy to meet sixth and eighth-grade students who they will be tutoring over Skype. “It’s a really fulfilling experience because we’re giving back to the community,” co-leader Brenda Zaragosa ’17 said. The members are tutoring students struggling in math, who may not have access tosufficient […]

Seniors apply to schools early, reach more than last year

Seniors applied to colleges early action and decision by Nov. 15 in usual numbers, deans said. Roughly 95 percent of seniors applied early to at least one college, including early action schools, Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo said. “I think there was a coalescing around the usual suspects, the same ten or fifteen colleges,” Cuseo […]

Commons announces Head of Upper School

Effective July 1, Laura D. Ross will become the new Head of Upper School, leaving her position as Head of Upper School at the Greenhill School in Dallas, President Rick Commons announced in an email to students, parents and faculty Oct. 26. “Mrs. Ross stood apart for her inspiring educational vision, broad experience in secondary […]

Columnist speaks to parents

The New York Times columnist Frank Bruni urged parents of the Class of 2018 to understand the nominal importance of prestigious college acceptance Nov. 14 in a discussion in Taper Gym. Bruni spoke about his most recent book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be.” “[Bruni] was superb,” President Rick Commons said. “The way […]

Alum’s position as Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief sparks controversy

When President-elect Donald Trump named Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen Bannon his senior counselor and chief West Wing strategist, news surrounding the right-wing publication, which many critics consider to be a hate site, increased. After the announcement, The New York Times published an article quoting Alexander Marlow ’04, who now serves as the website’s Editor-in-Chief . […]

Preschoolers to visit for Special Olympics

Preschoolers from roughly a dozen different Los Angeles Unified School District elementary schools will come to campus to participate in a Special Olympics competition Dec. 2. The event will include over 200 3-year-old to 6-year-old athletes. “I love seeing the enthusiasm in both the faces of HW students and the [Special Olympics] athletes. It’s also […]

School announces plans to bury capsule

The school community will commemorate the school’s 25th anniversary with a time capsule featuring objects representative of the 2016 school year. Students can contribute small sports memorabilia, digital or printed photos, recorded school performances or sports footage and short films. The time capsule will be buried in the spring of 2017 at the Middle School […]

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