13 one-acts chosen for Playwrights Festival

The 13 student-written plays selected for the 2016 Playwrights Festival were announced Saturday by performing arts teacher and Playwrights Festival producer Christopher Moore. Auditions for the festival will take place Tuesday and Wednesday after school in the drama lab, and performances of the plays will take place April 28-30. A 34-member committee, led by Moore, selected the […]

Ethics team wins regional competition

Ethics Bowl team members Cameron Cabo ’16, Nathan Lee ’16 and Kathleen Edmiston ’17 won first place at the National High School Ethics Bowl regional qualifying competition Jan. 30. Students prepared to debate the ethical dilemmas of 15 different cases by doing the recommended research and discussing all pertinent moral issues relating to a situation. […]

Alum speaks about real estate company

The Student Alumni Association held an event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City Jan. 27 for students and faculty. Spencer Rascoff ’93 spoke to students about running Zillow, an online real estate database company founded in 2006. After graduating from Harvard-Westlake, Rascoff earned his A.B. degree at Harvard University. He then went on to […]

Math competition draws low turnout

Students took the American Math Competition exam Feb. 2 during first and second period in the Chalmers lounge. This year, 53 students in total took the AMC 10 and 12. Last year, 98 students took the test. “This is a bit lower than in previous years but there is some natural variation, so I’m not […]

Prefect Council to host annual Academic Fair

Prefect Council will host the annual Academic Fair Feb. 17. The event will showcase the classes offered next year. Each course will have a table for students to visit to learn about the focus and theme. After the fair, students will have the opportunity to sign up online for the courses they wish to take […]

Math Club tutors middle school team

The Math Club hosted a competitive circle Jan. 30. The competitive circle is a community service opportunity in which all members can volunteer to facilitate and teach free mathematics workshops for local underprivileged students. In addition to being an enjoyable activity for students interested in math, competitive circles also serve as a preparation course for the […]

Rose sold for cast members in the play

Students purchased roses for cast members in the play, “The Madwoman of Chaillot.” Social Commitee announced the rose sale during the First and Third Wednesday assembly last week, and roses were for sale all week on the quad. Roses were sold for $3 apiece, in bundles of four for $10 or eight for $20. Students […]

Seniors react to new English program

The English curriculum for seniors has been expanded this year, receiving appreciation from students. Students can choose from seven courses to satisfy their English requirement. The revamped program allows them to select from one of the three AP Literature courses, three AP Language courses or a Shakespeare course. Under the prior program, options for seniors […]

Sorkin to speak at Westflix

Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (Roxy ’19) will be the guest speaker at Westflix Film Festival March 18 at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. The festival is open to the public, and tickets will be sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Sorkin will be the first screenwriter to speak at the festival since […]

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