Prepared to trek into uncharted territory

 One of the major things we learned sitting next to each other in AP English Language this year wasn’t about the English language or composition. As we walked away from our last day of discussions, tossing our books into the nearby trashcan in celebration, the thought that stuck out the most was actually pretty irrelevant […]

Singer named as finalist

Samantha Frischling ’13 has been named a finalist for the Southern California Vocal Association’s Vocal Solo/Small Ensemble Competition. “The competition was something that I always knew was going on because Harvard-Westlake students had competed in previous years but it wasn’t something I ever thought I would do,” Frischling said. “But when I started talking to […]

Lighting Up

As she pulls up to a stoplight, Miley* ’13 pulls a cigarette from her lips and puffs smoke rings out her car window. It’s a skill she mastered after weeks of practicing. She smoked her first cigarette at a party out of curiosity, and hasn’t looked back since. Her ex-boyfriend, a heavy smoker, only increased […]

Nike sponsors SAAC shirts

The Student Athletic Advisory Council’s apparel received Nike’s first sponsorship of a high school organization. Natalie Florescu ’13 created the shirt on After other SAAC members approved the design, SAAC adviser and Athletics Director Darlene Bible submitted the shirt to Nike, who agreed to print the shirt as part of their “My School” apparel. Florescu […]

Perform at hospitals to cheer up sick children and elderly patients

The Harvard Westlake Outreach Performance Club, started by Tigist Menkir ’14, will put on plays for the Children’s Hospital and a nursing home this year. HWOP (prounounced “hope”), currently plans on performing a shorter version of “Arabian Nights” as one of their two performances, as well as a stage reading of “A Happy Journey” by […]