Visual arts teacher to retire after 25 years

Visual arts teacher Art Tobias will retire after 25 years of teaching at Harvard-Westlake to continue working in his ceramics studio and on other projects that are “halfway completed.” Tobias began teaching in a reform school system in Arkansas for eight years and moved to California to teach at the Pilgrim School for another three […]

Finding my own community

Everyone told me that junior year would suck — and I believed it. From having English and history essays due on the same day to simply not having enough time to sleep, I, like many others, focused on the negative aspects of high school. Every day, I hear about stress, and I completely understand, having […]

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 […]

Faculty, staff re-elect Schuhl to 2nd term

Science teacher Dietrich Schuhl will begin a second term as Dean of Faculty and Staff next year. Schuhl was first elected by upper school faculty and staff in 2013 for the two-year term and was re-elected this year in a race against Spanish teacher Joaquin Fernandez-Castro. The maintenance staff was able to vote in the […]

Carnegie Hall selects freshman cellist for performance

Samantha Yoon ’18 was selected by the American Protégé International Concerto Competition to perform cello at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City Dec. 19. Instrumentalists, vocalists and traditional folk and jazz groups worldwide submitted videos and/or audio recordings for the audition. Yoon had previously been selected and performed at Carnegie […]

Changing Faces: “Westerning” Facial Features through Surgery

Changing Faces: “Westerning” Facial Features through Surgery

When Katie* ’14 was in high school, she used to use a glue strip on her eyelid to create a temporary crease and to boost her self-confidence. Without the artificial double eyelid, she felt “ugly” and believed that people judged her for having smaller eyes. Finally, before she left for college, Katie got an upper […]

Human rights expert speaks after 'E-Team' screening

“E-Team,” a documentary about Human Rights Watch Emergencies Director Peter Bouckaert and his team filming war crimes in Syria and Libya, was screened on campus April 15 and was followed by a question and answer session. Bouckaert was a scholar in residence sponsored by the Kutler Center and spoke to journalism, AP Human Geography, AP Environmental […]

Human Rights Watch expert speaks after

“E-Team,” a documentary about Human Rights Watch Emergencies Director Peter Bouckaert and his team filming war crimes in Syria and Libya, was screened on campus April 15 was followed by a question and answer session. Bouckaert was a scholar in residence sponsored by the Kutler Center and spoke to journalism, AP Human Geography, French V and […]

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