LASA program begins accepting applications

The Los Angeles Service Academy is accepting applications for students to participate in the 2015-2016 season. History teachers Francine Werner and Katherine Holmes-Chuba encouraged sophomores to take advantage of this opportunity to see the their city in a new light. Participants meet throughout the school year at Los Angeles institutions, such as water treatment plants […]

Spanish students supplement learning in Spain

Spanish students from eighth to 12th grade participated in the Aula Toledo and Escuela Montalbán educational programs while in Spain during spring break. They were paired up into groups of three or four to do activities such as treasure hunts and taking selfies with local monuments during the school day. They boarded in pairs with […]

Students to present art from trip to Cuba

Student art work from the Cuba spring break trip will be featured at Bergamot Station starting May 16. The trip, led by Upper School Visual Arts teacher Alyssa Sherwood and Middle School Visual Arts teacher Joe Medina, ran from March 28 to April 5. Students interviewed Cubans to better understand the life and culture of […]

10 students scuba dive in Caribbean

Scuba diving, snorkeling and sailing highlighted the spring break Caribbean trip March 28 to April 10, chaperoned by science teachers Florence Pi and Narae Park. All 10 students on the trip became scuba diving certified. Participants sailed to the islands of St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, St. Christopher and Saba. Broadreach organization provided a boat, captain […]

CNPA announces Chronicle finalists

The 2014-2015 Chronicle is a finalist for best high school newspaper in California in the Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association the CNPA announced Friday. Five staff members are finalists in individual contests. Both the Chronicle and the website will receive either the first or second place award at a luncheon […]

Chinese Culture Club holds annual luncheon

Harvard-Westlake’s Chinese Culture Club members and Chinese language class sang and gave speeches during the 24th annual Chinese New Year Luncheon. The event was held at the Skirball Cultural Center March 8 and was organized by a Chinese New Year Planning Committee. More than 300 students, faculty and parents come together annually to celebrate this […]

MathCounts is 15th in state math contest

The Harvard-Westlake Middle School MathCounts team earned 15th place in the March 14 state MathCounts math competition at University of California, Irvine after earning third place in the chapter division competition in Torrance on Feb. 28. The competition allows middle school students to compete against students from other schools on a local, state and national […]

Debate team continues streak of success

The debate team received an invitation to participate in the Old Parkland Debates, an invitational World Schools event, in Dallas March 28-29. In the high school division, five debaters will compete against some of the top debaters in the world. At the David Damus USC Tournament March 6-8, Nick Steele ’16 placed second and Cameron […]

GSA to pay for all-gender bathroom signs

The Gender-Sexuality Awareness Club will use money received from a club grant to change the existing signs on the doors of two single-stalled restrooms on the first floor of Mudd Library and the third floor of Chalmers Hall. The new all-gender signs will depict a toilet without male and female gender-binary images. “We want people […]

Gender Studies class offered again next year

A class entitled Ethics and Culture: Gender Studies in Science, Philosophy and History will be offered again next year. “In a sense, my class is what the gender studies course has always been, however, there is a common view that gender must mean feminism,” Malina Mamigonian said. “Gender is a social construction and feminism (though […]