Dear Mr. President

1) Make ninth grade feel more like high school: Ninth grade is great: you’re the big man on campus, you get to play on high school sports teams and you still get a week off for retreat. That said, ninth grade feels like an extra year of middle school. A student can step on the […]

Seniors to sign mandatory pledge to attend Prom

By Arielle Maxner Prom will be held on May 19 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, senior prefects announced last week. Students should arrive by 7 p.m. so they have time to eat dinner before dancing, they said. Tickets will be sold in the bookstore. When buying tickets, students are required to sign a […]

School OKs prom with conditions

By Jordan Freisleben and Daniel Rotherberg Seniors and their parents must sign a pledge of good behavior to buy tickets for the May 14 Prom at the Renaissance Hotel, Prefects announced at the senior class meeting last week. The fate of prom was in jeopardy after students went to the hospital as a result of […]

Administration cancels future semiformals

By Jordan Freisleben   Consequences have been levied against the students whom the administration considers responsible for misconduct after the semiformal dance on Jan. 29 at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Head of Upper School Harry Salamandra said. The punishments did not go through the Honor Board, Salamandra said. All future semiformals have been cancelled indefinitely […]

What happened to semi?

By Lara Sokoloff What was “semiformal?” Semiformal was intended to be an opportunity for members of the Harvard-Westlake community to come together and enjoy themselves for a night in January. However, over the years, semiformal has morphed into something completely different.  Due to the drama and the dangers that preceded and followed the school function, […]

School punishes for misconduct after semiformal

By Jordan Freisleben Consequences have been levied against the students whom the administration considers responsible for misconduct after the semiformal dance on Jan. 29 at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Head of Upper School Harry Salamandra said. The punishments did not go through the Honor Board, Salamandra said. All future semiformals have been cancelled indefinitely as […]