ASMR You Satisfied?

ASMR You Satisfied?

The crunch of an apple. The tapping of a pencil. The whisper that “everything will be okay.” While these sounds are seemingly random, they have one thing in common: they are all a part of one of the Internet’s newest crazes, autonomous sensory meridian response, or more commonly known as ASMR. Although only more recently […]

Deli Hours: Open for Business

Deli Hours: Open for Business

Deli Hours unofficially formed at the beginning of their freshman year in 2016 when the original band members, Otis Gordon ‘20, Lauren Juzang ‘20 and Jasper Richards ‘20, met. “[Richards] and I met [Juzang] officially for the first time one night on the beach,” Gordon said. “[Richards] and I were both amazed by [Juzang]’s unique […]

Represent-Asian

Represent-Asian

Over the summer, a colorful poster splattered with blue, red and yellow, two Asian actors and a bold title grabbed the public’s attention on billboards and movie theatres alike. The movie “Crazy Rich Asians” made a box office splash early August, taking in $34 million in North American theatres during its opening week. As the […]

Artists Abroad

Artists Abroad

Sophia Nuñez ’20: By Jordan Murray As Sophia Nuñez ’20 sat painting in her morning art class, she said she hoped that her work and the story behind it would challenge people and make them understand the message she was trying to convey. Every morning for four weeks of her summer, she worked on this […]

Write of Passage

Write of Passage

Sophie Kim ’19 smiled against the bright lights as she took the stage. After working with the LGBTQ+ performance group QueerWise and serving on the school’s slam poetry team, Kim had become accustomed to sharing her words in front of an audience. “I think on stage in that moment, I was really trying to feel […]

BUTI-ful Tones

BUTI-ful Tones

Students attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, a performing arts summer program for students from June 17 to Aug. 11 to sharpen their musical skills. Students could choose from a variety of classes, such as orchestra rehearsals, chamber rehearsals and music theory classes. The camp included three programs, as well as a concert and a […]

Jack of all Stages

Jack of all Stages

When Caroline Cook ’19 asked a group of sophomores for the name of their band at Coffeehouse, they did not know what to say, bassist Sam Baron ’19 said. Baron, vocalist Charlie Kogen ’19, saxophonist Roshan Nayar ’19, drummer Jack Riley ’19, trumpeter Ryan Wixen ’19, vocalist Jordan Yadegar ’19 and guitarist Jacob Lapin ’19, […]

Speaking Up

Over 500 students from all over the Los Angeles area arrived on campus to engage in workshops, listen to speakers and participate in an open mic during the fourth annual Wider Than The Sky Poetry Festival on Saturday. While students from Harvard-Westlake were welcome to attend, the event was mostly geared toward students from LAUSD […]

Keeping Her Composure: Composer Esther Ollivier ’18

Keeping Her Composure: Composer Esther Ollivier ’18

Walking through the Norton Simon Museum, Esther Ollivier ’18 stopped at a painting of a ballerina massaging her foot while sitting in a dimly lit room. Ollivier scanned the painting as ideas of how to transform the piece of art into her next musical composition raced through her mind. She began composing music in middle […]

You’re a wizard, Harry

You’re a wizard, Harry

Following months of rehearsal and perfecting choreography, students and teachers performed in the Harry Potter-themed upper school dance concert March 2-4. Students began working on the show at the beginning of the year once performing arts teacher Cyndy Winter settled on a theme. Some dancers in the show have performed in the show every year […]