Artist collaborates with Photography I students

Photography I students logged onto Skype Friday to learn about documentary photography from Montreal-based photographer Tema Stauffer. “It’s always beneficial for students to get a fresh perspective on course material being offered by someone outside of our everyday school environment,” photography teacher Joe Medina said. “Especially by someone as authentic and established as Tema.” Stauffer’s […]

Students participate in first round of national math competition

Students opted to take the American Mathematics Competition test, which is meant to evaluate problem-solving and analytical skills, on Tuesday. “The test gives students the chance to answer questions that are not like the questions on the SAT and not like questions in a math class, because they get to use creative problem solving,” math […]

School hosts national debate tournament

Harvard-Westlake hosted a national debate tournament during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Debaters from all over the country participated in six divisions, including Middle School Parliament, Novice and Varsity Lincoln Douglas, World Schools, Debate LA Round Robin and Policy. Students from the host school were only allowed to compete in World Schools and the round robin. […]

Adviser to discuss Trout in Classroom project

Trout in Classroom program adviser Rudy Brown will speak to select AP Environment Science students about wild trout populations and their ongoing project Feb. 27 at the Upper School. Brown serves as a contact for the regional TIC program, which the school applied to and received its accreditation to raise and release trout. The program […]

Society of Global Affairs welcomes Afghan refugee

Afghan refugee Khadim Dai spoke to the Society of Global Affairs and presented a short documentary he filmed in Indonesia to students Monday. Dai shot the entire documentary, titled “Life as a Hazara Refugee,” by phone. The film depicts his everyday life with other Hazara refugee, showing how he and his fellow refugees distracted themselves from cultural […]

Michael Sheen speaks at Cinema Sunday

Actor Michael Sheen (Lily Beckinsale-Sheen ’17) shared his experience working on the film ‘Frost/Nixon’ after the screening of his movie during the year’s second Cinema Sunday in Ahmanson Theater. “Because of the rain, Mr. Walch and I had a bet going on how many people would show up and actually it was more than the […]

Alumni host Jewish activities panel

School alumni and Jewish education professionals hosted an open panel on activities for Jewish teenagers Jan. 19 at the Upper School. Panel members discussed opportunities centered around Judaism that are available to students in high school and college. The panel consisted of Director of the Center of Youth Engagement at Stephen S. Wise Temple Andrea […]

Environmental Club to plant garden

Members of the Environmental Club will plant a new garden on campus Jan. 30. After researching what types of plants would thrive in the given conditions, the students decided to plant rosemary, white sage and lavender. The garden will be located next to Taper Gym. Environmental Club co-president Hannah Tuchman ’17 is leading the project, and […]

Alum out-fundraises incumbent in race for school board

Former Chronicle editor Nick Melvoin ’04 is currently running for the Los Angeles Unified School Board and is out-fundraising his opponent, incumbent Steve Zimmer. Melvoin announced his candidacy in February and has raised $270,031 as of Dec. 31 while Zimmer has raised $85,392. In addition, Melvoin’s campaign has received about 895 individual donations and Zimmer […]

Alumna expected to join Trump administration

Julia Hahn ’09, a writer at Breitbart News, is rumored to join the administration of President Donald Trump, Politico reported yesterday. Hahn is expected to be appointed Special Assistant to the President. News surrounding Breitbart News, a right-wing website whose critics contend is a hate site, has increased since Executive Chairman Stephen Bannon was selected as Trump’s senior counselor […]

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