New Leading Men

By Lara Sokoloff Both the Upper and Middle Schools will have  new heads in September, while former faculty member Rick Commons prepares to take over for Thomas C. Hudnut as President of Harvard-Westlake for the 2013-2014 school year. Associate Head of School Audrius Barzdukas will replace Harry Salamandra as Head of Upper School, and Upper […]

Candidate Statement: Max Rothman '14

1. For what position are you running? I am running for Junior Prefect. 2. What makes you feel that you are qualified for the position? Please describe any leadership experiences you’ve had, if applicable. I feel that I am qualified for Junior prefect simply because I believe I am out-going. I am very easy to […]

Movie producer speaks to Video Art II

By Allison Hamburger The executive producer of the upcoming comedy “Beware the Gonzo” told the eighth period Video Art II class April 29 that the best stories come from personal experiences.   Jenny Fritz ’91 also spoke of her time at Westlake and her transition from working as an agent to making the Tribeca Film […]

Internet radio station to launch Tuesday

By Allison Hamburger Technical difficulties on KHWS, a student-run Internet radio station, began at around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, three hours into the first night of live broadcasting. Student DJ Noah Weinman ’12 had just started his set with Gomez’s “Detroit Swing 66,” when the station stopped responding. “Honestly, I don’t know what […]

No answers, no problem

by Sammy Roth Six years ago, I started a journey, not knowing where it would take me, what I would take from it, and most importantly, how it would end. I’m talking, of course, about watching “Lost.” The show’s sixth and final season came to a close on Sunday night, with a series finale titled, […]

Vandals steal electronics from 3 cars on Coldwater

By Alice Phillips Vandals smashed in the passenger-side windows of Faith Chung’s ’10 Mercedes-Benz SUV, Tyler Greeno’s ’12 Volkswagon Passat and Michael Kagan’s ’12 Mercedes-Benz on Coldwater Canyon on Friday, May 14. Chung’s Garmin GPS and Greeno’s Kenwood GPS were ripped from their cars’ dashboards, where they had been installed in plain sight. Kagan did […]

Environmental activist encourages 'voluntary-simplicity'

By Hana Al-Henaid Environmental activist Ann Bradley explained the importance of voluntary-simplicity to students during break today in honor of the culmination of Earth Month. Bradley introduced herself to the audience with a brief explanation of the why she lives. “I’m Ann Bradley and I’m a breather. If I stop breathing, I don’t live. Breathing […]

Dear Will…

Dear Will, They sent me the letter you wrote this week—you know, the one you wrote to me in Choices and Challenges two years ago, with your hopes, warnings and prophecies that were forgotten a good two minutes after the envelope was closed. It was a good thing that happened, too, since you were all […]

On failure and expectaions

By David Alpert I never broke five minutes in the mile.  I wasn’t elected Head Prefect.  As a matter of fact, I haven’t fulfilled a single campaign promise to date.  I didn’t get into Georgetown- early, regular, off the waitlist.  I was quite possibly the only senior ever to be a three year veteran of […]

Injuries don’t keep senior from prom, graduation

By Andrew Schein Lizzie ’07 intends to walk across the stage on crutches to receive her diploma at graduation June 8. A week and a half ago, just sitting up in bed made her nauseous after an attack in which she said a classmate struck her head, face and legs more than 40 times with […]