Playwrights Festival Auditions

By Evan Brown Auditions to be an actor in the Playwright’s Festival are being held on Feb. 22 and 23 in the Drama Lab. The cast list will be sent out via e-mail on Feb. 28. Performances will be held Thursday, April 14 through Sunday, April 17. Additional information can be found on the Harvard-Westlake […]

Big Sunday founder to speak Nov. 19

By Caitie Benell The founder of Big Sunday told students at an upper school assembly on Friday to find something they enjoy doing and give it back to the community. David Levinson encouraged students to make volunteering fun and said that there is always something you can do to give back. Older people tend to […]

Students fail to perform community service

By Chloe Lister Forty seven upper school students had yet to complete their community service requirement upon the last day of 2009-2010 school year, Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken said. Eight of these students were seniors. The eight received diplomas at graduation but “[Head of Upper School Harry] Salamandra called them […]

Medical student shares experience with students

By Michelle Yousefzadeh Lauren Wolchok, the daughter of middle school science teacher Sandra Wolchok, spoke to upper school students last Wednesday about her experiences as an undergraduate at Harvard University and at UCLA Medical School. Wolchok majored in geology at Harvard and took two years off before entering medical school. Wolchok offered to answer any […]

High Stakes: Clue Seven

By Allegra Tepper After enduring months of waiting, the decision is finally in the hands of the seniors as they weigh their options for matriculation. With only a month to decide, our three seniors scramble to catch glimpses of student life on campuses around the country. For some, the choice is obvious, but for others, […]

School considers canceling dances

By Jordan Freisleben Less than two weeks after the Jan. 30 semiformal, some concerned deans and faculty members raised the possibility of canceling the event for future years chaplain Father J. Young said. “Some believe that the negatives of such an event outweigh the positives and would therefore like to cancel the dance for future years,” […]

Harmony gives toys at annual holiday party

  By Nicki Resnikoff A box decorated with holiday-themed wrapping paper for the Holiday Toy Drive sat in the lounge from Nov. 19 to Dec. 4. The toys that students donated were given to kids from East Los Angeles, ages 7 to 12, who attended United in Harmony’s Christmas party on Dec. 12. In an […]

Excess texts

By Daniel Rothberg A few weeks ago, I was perusing the mail, when I stumbled upon an unnecessarily thick envelope. At first glance it did not seem important to me so I was inclined to put it aside; however, on a whim, I decided to see what was inside. It was my family’s cell phone […]

Students able to view absence records from online portal

By Anna Etra Absence records are now available online through HWonline, Head of Attendance Gabriel Preciado announced in a school-wide e-mail. Students can access the student portal from home and from school. If accessing the site from home, students must log in with their school user name and password. Once signed in, the unresolved absence […]

Touchstone contest entries due Friday

By Emily Khaykin Touchstone entries are due on Friday for the middle school and on May 8 for the upper school. The Touchstone contest created by the Character Education Committee, a group of staff members from both campuses, challenges students to write a brief, inspirational expression that represents the school’s values and the character of […]

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