Consumed by Competition

Consumed by Competition

When I heard my name being called for the “Van Patten” courtesy award at kindergarten graduation, I started beaming. My face was red, and I was on top of the world, not because of the award itself, but because I knew I could hold it over my twin brother Jack later that night. What I […]

On the Job

The sound of laughter is heard as young children walk into the shoe and clothing store Journeys at the Westfield Topanga mall and ask employee Alex Arreola ’15 for light-up shoes and Heelys. She gets them fitted and laced, and the kids’ faces light up simultaneously with the shoes. “It’s adorable,” Arreola said. “It’s a […]

Robotics club prepares for ‘recycle rush’

The Robotics Club moved into its second week of preparation for the FIRST Robotics Competition of 2015 in February by bringing in two mechanical engineers from Glenair Incorporated, an electrical connector accessory company, to help build their robot. “They are going to help us with the designing of some of the actual parts of the […]

ISIR adds Abnormal Psych, Human Conflict

The Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Department will offer two new courses next year, Abnormal Psychology and Human Conflict: from Intolerance to Genocide. Last year, a student enrolled in Projects in Interdisciplinary Studies and Research, taught by history teacher Larry Klein, came up with the idea for a class on human conflict. “The student wanted […]

Bake Sale Benefits Freedom School

Students raised money for the Freedom School Wednesday by selling baked goods on the quad throughout the day. The money raised from the bake sale will be used to fund a new book club for students who are participating in the Freedom School program. “It was a delicious way to support a great cause,” Michael Swerdlow ’16 […]

South African students tour upper school

Thirty-five students from Westville Boys’ School in Wandsbeck, South Africa visited the Upper School for two hours Oct. 6 as part of a two-week-long California college tour. The Westfield Boys’ School is a member of the World Leading Schools Association, of which Harvard-Westlake is a founding member. WLSA promotes educational and cultural exchange between member […]

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