Society of Global Affairs hosts speakers

The Walt Disney Co. COO Tom (Cole ’16), Activision CEO Bobby Kotick (Grace ’15, Audrey ’17) and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Eliseo ’16), Academy-Award winning director of “Birdman,” are some of the speakers attending the Society of Global Affairs TED Talks-style panel May 17 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. The event is open to all people who […]

Club members pitch product idea at summit

The NextGenVest club learned about marketing skills from two guest speakers at the Spring 2015 NGV Global Summit in downtown Los Angeles April 19. NGV is a global organization that teaches young adults how to manage their money to be better prepared for the future. The guest speakers included co-founder of Yang Ventures Vivy Chao […]

Students, administrators attend assault panel

More than half of sexual assaults on college campuses happen to freshmen, five students and four administrators learned at a panel discussion organized by Beth Friedman (Oliver ’17) April 22. The discussion, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, featured specialists in collegiate sexual assault, including attorney and author Susan Estrich, Atlantic contributing editor Caitlin Flanagan […]

Business Insider ranks school 3rd smartest

An article on business and technology news website Business Insider named Harvard-Westlake the third-smartest high school in the nation March 25. The ranking was based on data from Niche, a website that reviews and ranks schools, colleges and cities. The article has been read more than 3.6 million times and was featured on websites such […]

Human Rights expert to speak to classes

Human Rights Watch Emergencies Director Peter Bouckaert will be a scholar in residence sponsored by the Kutler Center April 14, 15 and 16. He will discuss his job with journalism, AP Human Geography, French V and philosophy classes. “E-Team,” a documentary about Bouckaert and his team, will be screened on campus April 15 at 7 […]

Two seniors attend AIPAC conference

Ari Berman ’15 and Jules Gross ’15 attended the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference March 1 in Washington, D.C. The conference includes daily general sessions with up to 16,000 people. U.S. senators, U.N. ambassadors and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu were among the speakers. Berman and Gross also attended three breakout sessions each […]

School reports increase in middle-lane driving

In the past few months, increasing numbers of students have been caught by the school driving in the center left turn lane of Coldwater Canyon on their way to school, with more than five students reported some weeks, Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken said. When students caught driving in the middle […]

Middle school P.E. now gender-separated

Seventh and ninth grade physical education classes are now separated by gender in order “to enhance the experience of girls at Harvard-Westlake,” Kimberley Hieatt, head of the middle school physical education department, said. The eighth grade classes cannot be separated by gender due to a required weight training class that only has one teacher and […]

Students create leadership workshop

The Unconventional Leadership class, taught by director of student affairs Jordan Church, held its culminating event, a 68-student convention about leadership called “Unconvention,” March 7. Each student in the class invited five Harvard-Westlake students to attend, as well as students from Flintridge Prep and Providence High School. Students split into groups of 10 to 12 […]

Robotics takes 48th place

Robotics Club finished in 48th place at the FIRST Robotics Competition Los Angeles Regional March 12-14 in Long Beach. The competition was sponsored by the Roddenberry Foundation, which supports innovative solutions to global issues in science, technology, education and humanitarian advances. A total of 68 teams competed. The team created a robot that stacked plastic […]