School holds annual Christmas Convocation

School holds annual Christmas Convocation

The Christmas Convocation: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in St. Saviour’s Chapel signaled the beginning of the Christmas season Dec. 13. Some students, alumni, parents, faculty and administrators gathered for the traditional service, which featured performances by the Madrigals and an Upper School Instrumental Ensemble. “It’s special because it is a uniquely religious ceremony at […]

Football players to help holiday organization

Members of the football program at both the Middle and Upper School will volunteer for the Holidays from the Heart Program during the fall and winter of this year. The Holidays from the Heart Program provides aid during the holiday season for families with chronically ill children receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The […]

Outreach Performers give holiday performances

The Harvard-Westlake Outreach Performers club sang classic holiday songs and recited poetry to children and senior citizens in two performances Dec. 13. The group presented the poem “The Nightmare Before Christmas” by Tim Burton, which became the basis for the 1993 film, to the children at the Ronald McDonald House. They performed “A Child’s Christmas […]

Outreach Performers to sing for charity

The Harvard-Westlake Outreach Performers will perform for children at the Ronald McDonald House and for the elderly at the Sunrise at Playa Vista next month. The 14 club members have been preparing every Sunday since September for these two performances. Their performance will include a wide variety of traditional Christmas and holiday songs, theatrical readings […]

Changing my idea of home

My mom pestered me for days to help her decorate our Christmas tree this year (yes, we are a nice Jewish family with a Christmas tree). Swamped with homework and supplements, I resisted until she finally admitted that she was so insistent because the holidays felt especially poignant this year, since it’s the last winter […]

Christmas spirit everyday

Every year, around the beginning of November, our country dives head first into one of the most important issues in our society. No, I’m not talking about the Presidential election again. This debate is much more important. When does Christmas season officially start? Starbucks goes into holiday mode the day after Halloween. On Nov. 1, […]

Senior performs in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Vivien Mao Beanie Feldstein ’11 performed as an elf in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York for the Office Max Elves Raise the Roof float. Her theater camp, Stagedoor Manor, offered her the opportunity when Office Max asked the whole camp to be a part of their float. She walked with the […]

Chinese II students communicate via Skype

  By Sammy Roth Sophomores in Chinese II talked to high school students in China via live webcam Monday. About 20 students spent approximately half an hour after school speaking in both Chinese and English with the students in China, using Skype, a website that allows the user to make phone calls over the internet. […]