Author discusses pressure with parents

Psychiatrist and author Michael Thompson spoke to parents about his book “The Pressured Child” in Saperstein Theatre Nov. 10. Thompson discussed the process of students going through grade school and ultimately reaching college admissions. His speech also featured examples and stories about parents pressuring their children to excel in school and to get into elite […]

College Board sends scores late, almost misses deadline

The College Board was delayed in sending many seniors’ SAT, SAT Subject Test, and AP exam scores to colleges by Nov. 1, the early application deadline of most colleges, causing extra stress during the college application process. The situation resolved itself as almost all colleges extended their deadlines since the delay was not the students’ […]

Sports practice schedules changed for mid-year assessments

Sports practice schedules changed for mid-year assessments

The athletics department has decided to eliminate Wednesday as a practice day but add half an hour of playing time to all other days except Friday during the midterms testing week. The old schedule allotted an hour each day for practicing Monday through Thursday, with no practice on Friday. “From an athletic standpoint, an hour […]

Teachers introduce new classes

Three new courses will be offered next year at the Upper School: Broadcast Journalism, Analysis of Interactive Media and Advanced Placement Computer Science Principals. Because Harvard-Westlake has been live broadcasting sports games and events, yearbook teacher Max Tash has created a Broadcast Journalism class. The class will work in tandem with the Chronicle to build […]

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 […]