Huybrechts honored at commencement ceremony

Huybrechts honored at commencement ceremony

The school bestowed outgoing Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts an honorary diploma at the commencement ceremony on Friday, which marked a first in Harvard-Westlake history. The Class of 2017 received their diplomas after listening to speeches from their salutatorian and valedictorian. Salutatorian Joe Levin ’17 said humor is what carried him through the challenges of […]

Do you hear the people sing?

The voices of two dozen students singing echo throughout the halls of the first floor of Chalmers, evoking the revolutionary atmosphere of Paris 200 years ago. The music is coming from the dance studio, where rehearsals for the fall musical “Les Miserables” are well under way. Rehearsals began Sep. 12, and the musical will feature […]

Students preview clubs at Activities Fair

Students preview clubs at Activities Fair

Campus groups and clubs shared aspects of their organizations to the student body and recruited members at Activities Fair Sept. 19. A total of 71 groups ran booths at the Fair, from student organizations such as Peer Support and Community Council to community service clubs such as Project Girl to Girl and Chinese Pen Pal […]

Physics teacher writes article for science journal

Upper school physics teacher Antonio Nassar’s article titled “Bohemian Trajectories of Airy Packets” was published in the Annals of Physics Journal this summer. The quantum mechanics article, which discusses the variations in the paths of particles and the influence of the act of observation upon these paths, took him about a year and a half […]

Faculty give birth during summer

Three faculty members each gave birth to boys over summer break. Upper school Dean Tamar Adegbile gave birth to Aaron on Aug. 29. She expects to be out of school for about three months. Head of middle school performing arts  Emily Reola gave birth to Mario on Aug. 17. Reola will return to school on […]

Library replaces search engine

A new library catalog search engine called Destiny will replace the previous system, Infocentre, for the upcoming school year. “[Destiny is] faster, slicker, and easier,” head librarian Shannon Acedo said. “Its search capability is cleaner and more functional.” Destiny allows users to create their own account and save lists and searches. Accounts can be used […]

US Back-to-School moves to Sept. 22

Upper School Back-to-School Day was moved to Sept. 22 due to the second installment of “Carmageddon” 405 freeway closures between the 10 and 101 freeways. The 405 will be closed on Sept. 29 and 30 in order to continue the expansion of the Mulholland Drive bridge, dubbed “Carmageddon II,” according to the Los Angeles County […]

New editors take charge of yearbook

By Elizabeth Madden Emily Persky ’13 and Alex Ravan ’13 will serve as editors-in-chief of this year’s edition of Vox Populi. “Alex is our technical expert, and Emily’s expertise is leadership,” yearbook adviser Jennifer Bladen said. “Together they make the ideal team.” Persky and Ravan plan on making a few changes to the format of […]