New library batteries to fix service problem

New internal batteries have been ordered for every laptop in the library due to wireless settings issues. A computer services investigation revealed that the frequent removal of the main batteries from the laptops caused internal battery issues that did not allow students to log on wirelessly. “It turns out that because we take our batteries […]

Uber Dangerous

Mothers always say never to get in a stranger’s car, but that’s exactly what many students are doing. According to a Chronicle poll of 508 students, 63 percent of upper school students have used Uber or have an Uber account, an online, app-driven car-for-hire service in which drivers provide their own vehicles. The app is […]

Reevaluate Civitalks

Contrary to what the five tests you have this week might lead you to believe, the year is winding down, and fast. It’s the season of assessment (and promposals and Assassin 3.0) — AP exams, finals and report cards assign inarguable judgment to the (academic) way in which we’ve spent the last nine months. Why […]

Both Birds to retire, volunteer in Maine

Director of Financial Aid and French teacher Geoff Bird and Upper School Dean Mike Bird have spent 47 years working for schools. Now they’ve announced that this is their last. “I love coming to school everyday, but we’d rather leave when we aren’t tired of our jobs than when we’re too tired to do anything,” […]

Posters put up to raise genocide awareness

The Genocide Awareness and Activism Club put up posters around campus to raise awareness about genocides around the world for Genocide Awareness Week, which began Monday and goes until May 2. The club, headed by Alex Berman ’14, Ben Klein ’14 and Josh Shapiro ’14 put up posters with “faces of genocides” and various facts […]

The News Fanatics

“I am a news fanatic,” history teacher Dror Yaron said shaking his head. “I probably spend too much time keeping up with news. The more you know, the more confusing it is, the more frustrating it is.” Yaron spends a lot of his time looking at a multiplicity of sources in an effort to form […]

Kelly to pursue writing career

English teacher Ariana Kelly, who has taught at Harvard-Westlake for six years, has received a book deal and will not teach at Harvard-Westlake the next school year. Her book, which might be titled “The Phantom Phone Booth,” is a “collection of lyrical essays about developing ideas around privacy, freedom, power, sanctuary and communication,” she said. […]

Debaters compete in tournament

Annie Kors ’14, Shelby Heitner ’14, Cameron Cohen ’16 and Nick Steele ’16 competed in the Tournament of Champions in Lexington, Kentucky April 26-28. Kors was the only debater to clear the preliminary rounds, and she advanced to double octafinals. In order to qualify for the tournament of only 75-80 Lincoln-Douglas debaters, students must earn […]

Jazz groups prepare for upcoming concert

Jazz Band, Studio Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble and various jazz combos will perform May 3 at the Spring Jazz Concert in Rugby Theater at 7 p.m. The Advanced Jazz Combo, Jazz Ensemble Combo and the Explorers program consists of selections chosen by its members while the majority of the big band music is determined by […]

Commons, Huybrechts to speak at PA meeting

President of Harvard-Westlake Rick Commons and Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts will speak at the Parents’ Association meeting today. All parents are invited. Commons and Huybrechts will share their reflections and host a question and answer session following their program “Eyes on the Future”. The event, organized by Lorraine Berchtold (Gabrielle ’18) and Deborah Davidson […]