Remembering Sally Ride

Sally Ride ’68, the first American woman and youngest person to go into outer space, died of pancreatic cancer July 23 in her La Jolla home. She was 61. Ride, who was a nationally ranked tennis player, attended Westlake for three years on a partial tennis scholarship. She credited her interest in science to Westlake […]

Former first prefect makes television debut on ‘Amazing Race: China Rush’

Alumnus Charlie Melvoin ’05 is competing on the Emmy-winning reality show “The Amazing Race,” which began airing on Aug. 26 in China. The season was filmed throughout April of this year. Teams with pre-existing relationships compete to win a grand prize of a trip around the world worth $60,000 in the “The Amazing Race: China […]

Water polo player fails to capture 2nd medal

By Eric Loeb After winning a silver medal in Beijing, Peter Hudnut ’99 returned to the U.S. Olympic water polo team for one last run with his sights set on a gold medal. However, his hopes were dashed as the U.S. team only won its first three matches, followed by five straight losses. In their […]

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