Alumni gather at annual winter reunion

More than 100 recently-graduated alumni gathered in the Feldman-Horn courtyard on Jan. 7 at the annual Young Alum event and stayed to support Wolverine teams in sports events. This party had one of the largest turnouts in recent years. “Our goal is always to have people reconnect and remember their time here,” said Director of […]

Environmental club to screen 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. […]

Club to sell holiday cards to raise money for charity

The Velvet Daisies Club will sell student-made holiday cards on the quad two weeks before winter break to raise money for the Children’s Institute Inc., a foundation helping underprivileged children. A new club this year, Velvet Daisies, co-headed by Angela Chon ’16 and Justine Chen ’16, is a charity club aimed at creating a space […]

Team to participate in first Ethics Bowl

Seven members of the Ethics Bowl Club will attend the inaugural Southern California High School Ethics Bowl Dec. 6 at the University of Southern California. The students will be accompanied by English teachers Malina Mamigonian and Charles Berezin. In each round of the bowl, two teams will be given an everyday or historical situation, and […]

Club teaches math techniques to students

The Math Contest Club will be hosting an event Saturday, Nov. 22 where members will teach competitive math techniques to local middle school students. The club has been participating in Math Madness, an online academic competition, organized by Interstellar to motivate students and help them improve their math abilities. The team plays a cycle of […]

Spring break Spain trip includes Granada

Plans for a Spring Break trip to Spain led by Spanish teacher Javier Zaragoza, have been finalized. The group of students and two chaperones will leave March 26 and return April 12. The itinerary was hanged from last year’s trip. After traveling to Toledo, the students will go to an institute in Granada for a […]

Model UN delegates win at local conference

Six members of the Model United Nations club won awards at a conference they attended Nov. 8-9 at UCLA. At the BruinMUN tournament, participants worked together as co-delegates in their discussions. Jaebok Lee ’16 and Grace Pan ’16 won the best delegate award, the highest award available, for their work on the Novice Security Council. […]

Debate hosts first home tournament this year

The debate program hosted the Lincoln-Douglas style Damus Hollywood Invitational the weekend of Nov. 8-9, the first competition on home terrain this year. Cameron Cohen ’16 propelled Harvard-Westlake to the quarterfinals and was granted a speaker award for his performance. “I noticed that the varsity debaters were calmer since it was home turf,” said Connor […]

Students participate in INP conference

AP Human Geography and International Relations students participated in the face-to-face conference of the International Negotiations Project Saturday, Nov. 15. The project was a month-long online simulation of international relations, which concluded with an in-person conference at Whittier College. Chaperoned by history teacher Nini Halkett, students represented India and Russia on four different committees: economics, […]

Administrators discuss school development

Administrators from nine schools across the nation met at Harvard-Westlake for the annual meeting of the Independent Schools with Maximum Capacity consortium Oct. 6 and 7. They discussed the Programme for International Student Assessment testing, as well as issues the schools have in common, such as student attention. Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas moderated […]