Former Upper School English teacher publishes fiction

Former Upper School English teacher publishes fiction

After retiring last June, former Harvard-Westlake English teacher Jeff Kwitny released his first book, “Desolation Lake.” “It’s a small press and it’s a first start and I feel very proud of the book,” Kwitny said. “I realize that the book is going to be controversial because it has to do with a scandal in a […]

Volunteers give out books to foster care students

Volunteers give out books to foster care students

Student volunteers handed out used books to high school kids in foster care at the Literacy Event at Celebration Orientation at Pasadena City College on April 29. The Book Club collected almost 150 used books in the library earlier in the week to donate to the Book Truck nonprofit for the event, Book Club President […]

Physics teacher writes book

Upper school science teacher Antonio Nassar co-authored a research book entitled “Quantum Measurement in Bohmian Mechanics.” Nassar wrote the book with professor Salvador Merte-Artes from the Spanish Institute of Technology, what Nassar calls “the center for theoretical research in Europe.” Nassar has over 60 published academic articles, and his knowledge and research from those papers […]

Student self-publishes collection of poetry

Neda Mazdisnian ’16 self-published her first book, “Le Passage,” Jan. 24. The book is a compilation of 28 original poems that she wrote during her high school career, starting in the ninth grade. One of her poems, titled “Life,” discusses the path of maturity from adolescence to adulthood. “I had a collection of poems starting […]

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. […]