External company conducts first diversity survey of school, identifies areas to improve

The first of three diversity surveys was conducted by third party HR Matrix Sept. 29-30 to assess upper school community members’ experience with diversity on campus. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and administration made a joint decision to hire an outside group to impartially evaluate the school’s treatment of all aspects of diversity, including […]

Latin students to travel to Greece

Following last year’s trip to Rome, the administration has approved a trip that will give Latin students the opportunity to travel to Greece April 6-14. The students will travel in partnership with the Paideia Institute, a group they collaborated with during the Rome trip last year, the first Latin trip sponsored by Harvard-Westlake. As stated […]

Club members to hold voter registration drive

The Junior State of America club will host a voter registration drive throughout the school day and after school Oct. 17. The deadline to register to vote in California is Oct. 24. “We hope to register at least three dozen students at Harvard-Westlake and send many more home with information about how to register to […]

Student publications win national awards

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association named the Chronicle as a finalist for the Gold Crown in its 2015-16 News Hybrid Critique for print and digital publications. Results were released in an email Sept. 28. Winners will be announced in in March. The Chronicle received a total score of 984 points out of 1000 possible, earning All-Columbian Honors […]

Fanatics announce all-school scavenger hunt

The Fanatics announced a campus-wide scavenger hunt for golf balls for various prizes to honor the school’s 25th anniversary during assembly on Sept. 7. To redeem their prizes, students can return golf balls to Assistant Director of Communications Shauna Altieri. The Fanatics told students about the history behind the golf ball scavenger hunt. “You probably […]

Prefect Council to hold Homecoming Formal

Upper School students will attend the fourth annual Homecoming Formal dance in the Taper Gymnasium Saturday. Prefect Council will host the dance, which will start outdoors at 7 p.m., running until 11 p.m. All attending students must be in the gym by 7:30 p.m., sophomore prefect Ryan Stanford ’19 said. Students must stay on campus […]

Resnick enforces dress code

Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick reminded parents and students of the dress code’s parameters and the school’s efforts to ensure that it is implemented in reaction to recent dress code violations, she said in an email Tuesday. “[The dress code] is in place to ensure the learning environment is a professional one for our students, staff […]

Alumni selected as MacArthur Fellows

The MacArthur Foundation awarded fellowships to Ahilan Arulanantham ’90 and Josh Kun ’89 Wednesday. The fellowships, often referred to as “Genius Grants,” come with an unconditional grant of $625,000 distributed over five years. Arulanantham is a human rights lawyer working at the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California who specializes in securing due process […]

26 seniors qualify as National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named 26 seniors as some of the 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists based on their PSAT scores. Last year, the class of 2017 took the new PSAT, which is 35 minutes longer than the old test and has two sections as opposed to three. The old PSAT had critical reading, writing […]

Performing arts department releases Les Miserables cast list

Cast: Jean Valjean                Henry Platt Javert                           Ben Pimstone Fantine                        Natalie Kroh Eponine                       Elizabeth Gaba Cosette                        Maya Hinkin Marius                         Jack Nordstrom Enjolras                       Michael Gaven Thenardier                   Casey Giolito Mme Thenardier          Natalie Musicant Bishop                         Jordan Yadegar Convict #1                  Tosh Le Convict #2                  Harry Garvey Convict #3                  Russell Davis Convict #4                  Eli Timoner Convict #5                  Justyn Chang Chain Gang                 […]

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