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 […]

Visual arts teacher self-publishes book

Visual arts teacher Kevin O’Malley’s first novel, “The Difference in the Game,” was published on iTunes as an iBook on Oct. 25. The book outlines the life of a teenager who faces difficulties as the only girl in what is meant to be a co-ed basketball team. She befriends a 26-year- old woman who also […]

Jason Reitman interviews Rian Johnson for "Speaking of Movies" series

By Abbie Neufeld Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman ’95 engaged in a dialogue with fellow director Rian Johnson in front of an audience of students, parents and alumni this past Wednesday night in Ahmanson lecture hall as part of Reitman’s ongoing series “Speaking of Movies,”  now in its fourth year. The event was hosted by […]

Art department launches new bookbinding course

By Claire Lew A new elective class on bookbinding will be taught by foreign language and photography teacher Allan Sasaki, starting in September. The class, a one-semester course meeting three days a week, will teach students the complete construction of a book, from the cover to the paper to the stitching. Each meeting will be […]