Bronson joins Upper and Middle School as counselor

Brittany Bronson joined the school as a counselor this year and will work with both upper and middle school students . Off campus , Bronson operates her own private practice as a licensed clinical social worker and therapist. She specializes in working with young adults , families and those experiencing depression and anxiety . She […]

Candidate Statement: Mikaila Mitchell

1. For what position are you running? Senior Prefect 2. What makes you feel that you are qualified for the position? Please describe any leadership experiences you’ve had, if applicable. Since I’ve been apart of the Harvard-Westlake community, I’ve had many experiences in leadership. Firstly, I was chosen last year to be a trainee in […]

Peer Support adviser announces trainees for 2011-2012 school year

Twenty-seven sophomores were selected to be trainees in the Peer Support program next year, Peer Support adviser and counselor Luba Bek said in an email last Wednesday. Bek said that 70 students applied to be trainees. Trainees will receive instruction in a class, which will meet one period per cycle, and from Peer Support leaders […]

Taking a hand

By Chloe Lister   As the last minutes of my sophomore year ticked away, I was preoccupied with thoughts of sunshine and freedom from any sort of schoolwork. While my friends hopped onto planes with destinations like Paris or Beijing, I would stay at home to return for my second year as a counselor at […]

College essay anxiety calls for reinforcements

By Jordan Freisleben and Sade Tavangarian Even after taking the three day Essay Writing Workshop this summer, taught by deans and a former college admissions officer, Toby* felt he needed help. “Essays are the main part [of the applications],” he said. “They can make or break it.” Toby, like a number of other seniors, has […]

Peer Support leaders speak to sophomores

By Marni Barta Throughout the last two weeks of March, Peer Support leaders have been and will continue to speak to Choices and Challenges classes, covering issues concerning academics and social situations. Counselor and humanities teacher Luba Bek prepared them during a Peer Support class.