Environmental club to show documentary

The Environmental Club will screen the Netflix Documentary “Mission Blue” in the Ahmanson lecture hall Jan 16. The documentary follows the work of internationally-recognized oceanographer, marine biologist and environmentalist Sylvia Earle. “[Mission Blue] is really thrilling,” Environmental Club co-president Brian Adler ’15 said. “It’s also really informative, and it details someone that we really admire. […]

Mock Trial gets ready for state competition

The Los Angeles County champion Mock Trial team is gearing up for the state competition rounds starting on March 18. Led by coaches Alan Croll and Bobbie Kumetz and faculty adviser Dave Waterhouse, the prosecution and defense led the team to a first place finish in the Los Angeles Mock Trial Final Nov. 24, culminating […]

Students to travel to Caribbean to scuba dive

Ten upper school students will sail and scuba dive during a trip to the Caribbean islands during spring break, chaperoned by science teacher Florence Pi. Students will become certified to scuba dive and will learn how to collect scientific data about the health of the ocean. Their research will be uploaded to databases that are […]

Kutler to expand to adult classes

The Kutler Center will expand this year to offer courses for parents and alumni, to give them experiences similar to those of students. “For a long time, Harvard-Westlake has talked about wanting to provide programming to our parents and alums,” Kutler Center director Jim Patterson said. “We have an incredible faculty here, and while students […]

Teachers visit India on immersion grant

Art teachers Cheri Gaulke and Claire Cochran traveled to India during winter break on a faculty fellowship bestowed by Harvard-Westlake’s Cultural Heritage and Arts of India Club and the Gunter-Gross Asia Initiative. “We got a grant from the school to investigate art,” Gaulke said. “We were looking at miniature paintings and dance. I was videotaping, […]

Model UN students win at LAIMUN

Elliot Kang ’15 and Carolyn Hong ’17 won awards at a conference the Model United Nations Club attended at Mira Costa High School Dec. 6 – 7. Novices went to the first day of the Los Angeles Invitational Model United Nations conference and presented one topic, while advanced delegates went to two days and presented […]

Family of alumnus founds new endowment

The Yang Family Chinese Cooperation Endowment, founded by Michael Yang and Anna Fang (Hang ’14), will allow students and faculty to interact with Chinese educational communities, Head of External Relations Ed Hu said. This endowment follows a donation by the Yangs from 2013, which was used for a similar purpose. “They originally gave a gift […]

Improved diplomacy to affect Cuba trip

As students are getting ready to depart for Cuba this Saturday, President Barack Obama’s December announcement declaring the country’s efforts to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba affects restrictions on educational travel groups and may ease travel to Cuba in the future. Although tourists are still not allowed to travel to Cuba, traveling rights are expanding […]

Therapist to speak on drug, alcohol abuse

Parents will hear a talk called “Teen Abuse and Addiction to Drugs, Alcohol and Electronic Technology” at the Middle School Feb. 4, as part of the speaker series that the Parents’ Association has organized for this year. Licensed marriage, family and cognitive therapist Richard B. Cohen, who is also the founder of Of One Mind, […]

Parents’ Association to launch party book

The Parents’ Association is launching an online party book Jan. 15 to raise money for financial aid. The book is a collection of parties or events that are hosted by parents, alumni, administrators or teachers. They donate the parties to the book, and parents can purchase tickets. Events include dinner parties at parents’ private homes, […]