The other high school sweethearts

By Carly Radist It was a warm summer evening. The sun was setting over the hills of Vermont. He laid down a blanket and got down on one knee. He asked one of the most romantic questions that men all over the world ask their true loves: “Will you marry me?” Upper school dean Jon […]

History teacher to retire after 40 Holmby Hills years

By Ariane Lange When middle school history teacher David Coombs first met Westlake Headmaster Nat Reynolds, it was all out of context. Coombs chatted with Reynolds at a California Christmas party held by family friends. After he went back to the Connecticut boarding school where he taught, he did not remember Reynolds. When Reynolds later […]

The campus that never sleeps: summer

By Annie Dreyer Actors and musicians are dripping with sweat in the sweltering heat of summer to construct stage sets for the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. Cheerleaders blaring voices are chanting “Go! Fight! Wolverines!” Students are lugging boxes with their names written in permanent marker on the side, filled with never-opened text books. They are […]