Jazz bands perform in Rubgy

Jazz classes performed in “An Evening of Big Band Jazz” Dec. 14, exploring both contemporary and classic jazz in Rugby auditorium. From 7-9 p.m., upper school performing arts teacher Shawn Constantino conducted the Studio Jazz Band, Jazz Band and the Jazz Ensemble in the annual winter jazz concert.  “The younger band, with a lot of […]

Annual chapel Christmas service features singing, readings

Readings from the Bible and choral offerings from the middle school Madrigals highlighted Sunday night’s traditional Christmas service in St. Saviour’s Chapel. One student council member from each grade, as well as Parents’ Association Head Becky Prange (Marco Marenzi ’17 and Alesandra Marenzi ’12), Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts and President Rick Commons read a […]

High Stakes: Finalizing early schools

Melvin*, The Brain Still very undecided about his college plans, Melvin will be applying Early Action to the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan and MIT. “I’d be happy to go to any of them,” he said. Melvin has yet to finish any of his applications, but he has started all of them. He […]

High Stakes: Beginning the common application

Daisy*, The All-Around Daisy* used her summer to pursue two of her passions, science and soccer, by interning at a UCLA neurobiology research lab and attending soccer camps. Daisy hopes to pursue a career in science, either as a doctor or a researcher. She is not being recruited for soccer, but intends to continue playing […]

Seniors finalize college decisions

Ben Gaylord, The Athlete Although Princeton University doesn’t have a pre-med concentration, Ben Gaylord ’13 plans to take all of the classes necessary to qualify for medical school in the next four years. He also wants to get a certificate in classics to keep studying Ancient Greek and Latin and possibly a certificate in history […]

Seniors anticipate final decisions

Phillip* The Athlete Phillip is finally done with the college process, as long as he doesn’t suddenly drop to an F average or commit a felony, he said. Last Saturday, he received what is colloquially referred to as a “likely letter” from Princeton University, guaranteeing his admission as long as he maintains “the excellent academic […]

High Stakes: Seniors receive admissions decisions

Phillip*, The Athlete Phillip received a shock last Wednesday when he was deferred from Harvard. “It was pretty disappointing but I’m trying to take it in stride,” Phillip said. “I still have a pretty good chance of getting in since I have until January to keep getting better at my sport and to keep talking […]

Seniors move on to regular decisions

Doug*, The Brain  Doug submitted his single choice early action application to Princeton University more than a week ago and although he was excited, he does not feel much relief. “When I hit the submit button it didn’t really hit me until an hour later when I realized and said ‘wow.’ It’s not that much […]

Looking beyond the horizon

Even before she started her common application, Carla Sneider ’13 had already finished applying to three universities. Sneider is part of an increasing trend of Harvard-Westlake students who are applying to schools in the United Kingdom, according to Upper School Dean James Patterson. Patterson is in charge of UK applications. “If you have the opportunity […]

Courtney* chooses Williams

Courtney* Caitie Benell ’13 has finished her college process and is overjoyed with the results. “I visited Williams on Sunday [Sept. 30],” Benell said. “I will apply early decision and they will support my application.” While she is excited and happy, Benell is still a little bit stressed since she needs to keep up her […]