Dance Dance Revolution

Advanced Dance II students, guest performers and faculty danced in response to recent global events at the Upper School Dance Concert from March 3 to 5 in the Rugby Theater. “In difficult times, we need one another,” director and Performing Arts Teacher Cyndy Winter said. “This is our way of giving back to our community. […]

An informed decision

An informed decision

In light of the recent resurgence in discussions of diversity on campus, questions like “Where do we go from here?” and “How can our school improve?” seem to be everywhere. We as a staff find these questions to be of the utmost importance if, in fact, we want to shape a stronger school for the […]

Janine Jones named Director of Diversity

At the school’s second Moving Forward meeting, President Rick Commons announced that Associate Director of Admission Janine Jones will be immediately taking the position of Interim Directory of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in addition to her current position. “The HW community should expect more tangible and visible efforts surrounding DEI,” Jones said. “Some changes will […]

Q&A with Terry Barnum, Head of Athletics

What does the title of Head of Athletics entail? Succinctly, I am responsible for the athletic programs from 7th through twelfth grade. That includes the coaches. That includes staff. That includes the kids when they’re playing sports. I am the division head for the Athletic Department at Harvard-Westlake grades seven through 12. What that looks […]

Administrators listen to student suggestions on diversity, inclusivity

Administrators listen to student suggestions on diversity, inclusivity

Students asked questions about freedom of speech, curriculum and discussion of current events in Monday’s second Moving Forward meeting hosted by administrators and faculty members to continue discussions about diversity and inclusivity on campus. The first meeting of this series was prompted by a recent controversy in which students used racial and homophobic slurs in […]

Faculty members attend Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch

Faculty members attended the Upper School’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch on Thursday to discuss and share how those topics affect them and the school. “The purpose of this introductory DEI lunch for the Upper School is just to come together and see where we are in relation to diversity, equity, inclusion at the […]

Dancers address diversity in ‘Love’ showcase

Dancers address diversity in ‘Love’ showcase

Students and faculty danced in response to recent global events at the Upper School Dance Concert March 3-5 in the Rugby Auditorium. “In difficult times, we need one another.  This is our way of giving back to our community,” director and Performing Arts Teacher Cyndy Winter said. “Our means is dance, and our goal is […]

Going past the first step in the right direction

Going past the first step in the right direction

Every month, when we sit down to write our editorials, we can’t help but feel like we are preaching. After all, we’re high school seniors writing about issues that often extend far beyond our experiences and purview. Still, at the core of every editorial is an issue we care deeply about and feel needs to […]

Calling a ban on indifference

Calling a ban on indifference

When my parents moved to the United States after graduating from high school forever ago, they never expected to not be able to visit their first home. My mom made the conscious decision to move here at 17, amid the turmoil of the Iran-Iraq war. My dad moved here before the Iranian Revolution to go […]

Administration meets with affinity groups to discuss diversity, slur controversy

Student members of Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture Club, Gender-Sexuality Awareness Club, La Femme Club and Latin-American Students Organization met with members of the faculty and administration this afternoon to discuss the recent controversy over student use of racial and homophobic slurs and how to better promote diversity on campus. After alumni shared a Facebook […]