Coachella absentees to get detention

Students who choose to miss class this Friday to attend the Coachella Music Festival are being urged to be honest about the decision and accept the consequences, which would be a single detention. In an email to parents sent during spring break, Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas said the school’s position was that honesty […]

10th grade course now teaches safety

Safety tips will return to the Choices and Challenges curriculum this year after a four years absence. With unmonitored access to social media, and sophomores beginning to drive, the reintroduction was deemed important by security. Security guards Jim Crawford and Mark Geiger will discuss safety both inside and outside of school. “[With] the movie theatre […]

Chess Club holds afterschool tournament

By Saj Sri-Kumar The Chess Club hosted an intramural chess tournament Friday afternoon. The tournament was intended to include students from North Hollywood High School. However, North Hollywood pulled out of the tournament, citing scheduling conflicts. Organizers Rishi Bagrodia ’12 and Cheston Gunawan ’12 decided to hold the tournament anyway among students just from Harvard-Westlake. […]

Sick of being sick

by Ellina Chulpaeff If I told you I spent the week of midterms in bed, not opening a single textbook, you might tell me that it’s a dream come true. If I told you that it was a hospital bed and I had to make up all my midterms over Semester Break, you would tell me […]

2-day Thanksgiving week leads to higher attendance

By Kaizeen Mody Attendance  for the short Thanksgiving week was a record high compared to the past two school years, according to statistics compiled by Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado, who felt that the introduction of a two-day week led to fewer students missing school to leave early for the long weekend. However, this trend for […]