Alum advances in congressional primary to face fellow Democrat

With a national government debating a Republican healthcare proposal and broad tax cuts, Robert Lee Ahn ’94 is seeking to become the newest member of the House of Representatives, representing California’s 34th district. Ahn, a lawyer, former LA city planning commissioner and Democrat, will face State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez in the special election June 6 […]

Pittsburgh Pirates draft alumnus

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected catcher Arden Pabst ’13  in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball Draft June 10 after his three years of playing for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Pabst threw out an average of 47.8 percent of runners who attempted to steal a base, according to He had a .234 […]

Alum speaks about real estate company

The Student Alumni Association held an event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City Jan. 27 for students and faculty. Spencer Rascoff ’93 spoke to students about running Zillow, an online real estate database company founded in 2006. After graduating from Harvard-Westlake, Rascoff earned his A.B. degree at Harvard University. He then went on to […]

Alum returns for 31st season of ‘Survivor’ in Cambodia

Alumnus Stephen Fishbach ’97 was one of the 20 former contestants on the reality show “Survivor” voted Wednesday night to return as a contestant on the show’s 31st season, “Survivor: Cambodia – Second Chance,” according to a CBS entertainment press release. Fishbach was the runner-up on “Survivor: Tocantins — The Brazilian Highlands”, the show’s 18th […]

Cirque de Soleil performer teaches dance techniques

Broadway dancer Ari Loeb ’97 taught an excerpt of finale choreography from the musical “Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark” to advanced classes on Oct. 1 and held an open Q&A after school in which he offered advice to students about breaking into a performing arts career. Loeb, who has performed in a Cirque de Soleil […]

Alum becomes editor of Spectator

Sammy Roth ’10 is the new editor-in-chief of the Columbia Daily Spectator. He formally started the position on Dec. 10. “I have the job now, but the hard work really starts next semester,” Roth said. Roth joined the 200-member Spectator staff his first semester at Columbia as a writer for the news section. He served […]

Alum co-hosts on HuffPost Live

After the first presidential candidate debate last week, Jacob Soboroff’s ’01 night was just beginning. Alternating between a Twitter feed, a Google Plus video conference, a live guest and clips of each candidate, Soboroff and two other co-hosts broke down the debate, dissecting each candidate’s effectiveness and honesty. Soboroff is a host for the Huffington […]

Alumnus launches political discussion website before election

Austin Sherman ’12 launched his website thepoliticalparty last week after finishing new features such as the “Party,” “The Soapbox,” and “Challenges.” These features improve communication between the website users. When Sherman created the website last year, only the election correlation quiz was ready. The quiz matches up the user’s political views with those of the […]

Olympian visits Middle School

  By Catherine Wang Westlake Alum and five-time Olympic swimmer Dara Torres’ 85 visited the Middle School Nov. 22. Torres, who won three Olympic medals at the Beijing Olympics, met with students and signed autographs. Director of Athletics Operations Darlene Bible, who was Torres’ swim coach at Westlake, organized her visit. Torres was in Los […]