Third annual Jazz and Poetry Lounge hosted by the African-American Alumni Network

The African-American Alumni Network welcomed guests into the Feldman-Horn Gallery Feb. 25 for its third annual Jazz and Poetry Lounge with jazz standards performed by the Jazz Explorers band and foods including macaroni and cheese, garlic bread, salad and lemon bars. President of the alumni network Abby Harris ’94 organized the event, which was hosted […]

Hamburger Hamlet to host event benefitting endowed funds

A fundraising event hosted by the restaurant Hamburger Hamlet Feb. 23 will benefit the Michael Segal ’75 Family and John Amato Family Scholar Endowed Funds. Twenty percent of proceeds from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 23 will be donated to the endowed funds, which support financial aid. Brett Doherty, husband of former Harvard-Westlake […]

Mock Trial team honored by LA County Supervisors

The Mock Trial team stands outside the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration Feb. 10 after receiving an award as the Senior Division Champions of the Los Angeles County from Supervisor Michael Antonovich. From left to right, Tiffany Kim ’17, Parker Chusid ’15, Timothy Song ’15, David Goldberg ’15, Nadia Rahman ’15, Skylar Reiff ’15, Sebastian […]

Easy Way Out

For Tim* ’16, doing homework for his Intro to Calculus Honors class has little to do with finding solutions to problems. In fact, for most problems, he never even reaches a solution. “As long as you have stuff on the page, you get checked off,” Tim said. Toward the beginning of the year, Tim figured […]

HW Inc. to be held in summer

Students can explore business and entrepreneurship opportunities this summer in a program called HW Inc., which will replace last year’s StartUp Scramble. HW Inc. will last five days, two days longer than StartUp Scramble. Instructional sessions on marketing, finance, law and leadership will be led by alumni businessmen, and students will be able to plan […]

No reviews with teachers during midyear assessments next week

During midyear assessments next week, students will not be allowed to review with teachers, and all performing arts rehearsals and sports games and practices will be cancelled. “After assessments begin, as a matter of fairness, students who have yet to take an assessment may not review with teachers or students who have taken that assessment,” […]

Toxic Turf?

Every time field hockey player Caitlin Neapole ’16 removes her shoes after practice, tiny pieces of ground-up tires fall out. Field hockey player Alexandra Grande ’16 is also intimately familiar with the crumb rubber pellets that form the base of the school’s artificial field turf. “I’ve gotten those in my hair and clothes and even […]

2nd Cuba trip set for March

The administration approved a second trip called Media Arts Collaboration: Cuba, which will take place from March 28 to April 5, two months after the digital storytelling trip to Cuba in January. Led by visual arts teachers Alyssa Sherwood and Joe Medina, students will communicate with Cuban children, document the trip and use social media […]

English department to offer choices for AP

The English department will replace AP Literature and AP Language with six English electives for seniors next year. “Students still will choose first between AP Lit and AP Lang—distinct studies, the former focusing more on the language of character and experience and the latter more on the language of argument and persuasion,” Upper School English […]