Musicians play in jazz concert

At the Jazz Band’s “Evening of Jazz Combos” show on Friday and Saturday night, more than 35 songs were played by eight combos. “It was a great experience getting to play in a small group and getting to know the other Jazz musicians at Harvard-Westlake,” drummer Sophia Dienstag ’17 said. The combos ranged from four […]

12 acts in 13 quotes

13 students talk about the 12 plays they wrote to be performed April 24-26 at the Playwrights’ Festival. Sabrina Batchler ’15 “Bromeo and Julius” “It is a parody of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ but it’s the bromance version in which the two characters are separated because their parents catch them smoking weed together.” Covi Brannan ‘15 […]

High Stakes: Closing In

Seniors learn the outcomes after submitting their Early Action and Early Decision applications. While some students’ futures are set, other students’ are still up in the air. The All-Around: Walter* was accepted to Indiana University and Tulane University after applying to both schools Early Action, and he was deferred from both the University of Michigan […]

In Good Company

Seven hours. That’s all. After 17 hours of rehearsal per week for two months, that’s all you have to show what you’ve done: three performances totaling a little more than seven hours. Auditions began for the musical “Company” two months ago, but for some it was even earlier. I rehearsed for two weeks for my […]

Rwanda films screen on Oct. 29

Films made by students who visited Rwanda last year screened in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Oct. 29. The 14 students who made these documentaries spent 10 days in Africa interviewing the Rwandan people and learning about their culture. “The trip was an amazing experience, and the people we met with were incredibly inspiring,” trip member […]

Domestic violence PSAs screen in Ahmanson

Public service announcement videos for the I CAN WE CAN: Films to End Domestic Violence program premiered on Wednesday Oct. 15, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The films screened in Ahmanson Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. They were created by both Harvard-Westlake and students from other schools as well as film professionals who participated in […]

Cuba trip to require digital work

Preparations for the Digital Storytelling Adventure: Cuba trip led by Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke began with an information session held on Sept. 18. The session, attended by both prospective students and their parents, went over the history and significance of Cuba as well as some logistics about the trip, which will be Jan. […]

Rwanda films to screen Oct. 29

Films made by students who visited Rwanda last year will screen in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Oct. 29. The 14 students who made these documentaries spent 10 days in Africa interviewing the Rwandan people and learning about their culture. “The trip was an amazing experience, and the people we met with were incredibly inspiring,” trip […]

Hitting the right notes

Last spring break, Sara Shakliyan sat to the left of choir teacher Roger Guerrero translating questions from Bulgarian into English. The interview, which was being filmed for the Bulgarian National television, was edited, and intercut with footage of the Chamber Singers performing at the Bulgaria Concert Hall. The trip took the Chamber Singers through Austria, […]

Shifting the Spotlight

A total of 41 students will be members of Chamber Singers in the 2014-2015 school year, performing arts teacher Rodger Guerrerro announced April 27. Sopranos Sabrina Batchler ’15 Jessica Brandon ’16 Laura Campbell ’16 Elizabeth Edel ’15 Sara Lucas ‘17 Delilah Napier ’15 Claire Nordstrom ’15 Marcella Park ’15 Karin Rhynes ’16 Shelby Weiss ’16 […]

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