Chehak ’97 begins teaching in art department

Jesse Chehak ’97 joined the art department, where he will teach three classes and advise AP Studio Art, succeeding former art teacher Kevin O’Malley. After graduating from Harvard-Westlake, Chehak taught art classes at institutions around the country and also worked as a freelance artist, winning several awards for his photos. As a teacher, Chehak said he […]

Spin to Succeed: Is Harvard-Westlake worth it?

Spin to Succeed: Is Harvard-Westlake worth it?

After first reading “Privilege and Pressure,” a 2013 article in the LA Times criticizing Harvard-Westlake’s intense environment Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo said she prepared herself for an avalanche of verifying responses from alumni. Instead, much to her surprise, she said, she received the opposite: Alums quickly and willingly came to the defense of the […]

Alumnus creates Kickstarter’s most funded app

Breaking the Kickstarter record of most funded apps of all time on Tuesday, Gabe Wyner ’01 raised over $340,000 to fund his new language learning app “Fluent Forever.” The app, based on a book that he wrote in 2014, approaches language learning differently from other apps in terms of what and how the user learns, […]

Hannah Platt ’08: Advancement

Hannah Platt ’08 is the newest addition to the Advancement Team as the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at the Middle School. For three years, Platt has been the Program and Outreach Director at Camp Ramah. There, she was in charge of the mental and physical safety of 350 staff members ages ranging from 17-72, […]

Alumni exhibit photographs

The Decades photography exhibit opened April 24 and features the work of three alumni from three different decades, Art Streiber ’80, Michele Asselin ’90 and Matt Sayles ’00. The exhibit features each artist’s work in two different parts. The first part focuses on the photographers’ previous works, mainly their portraiture which includes images of figures […]

Alumna debuts in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway

Beanie Feldstein ’11 made her Broadway debut April 20 in “Hello, Dolly!” as Minnie Fay, a shopgirl working in the hat shop of Irene Molloy, a widow who is searching for romance. “Hello, Dolly!” is a Broadway musical from 1964 about matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi who comes to New York City to find a wife […]

Alumnus makes Time 100 list

Time Magazine named Ben Platt ’11 one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2017 April 20, following his starring role in the Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen.” The alum, best known for performances in the Chicago and Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon as well as in the Pitch Perfect series, was named […]

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