Computer science class constructs alternate realities

By Daniel Kim Chalmers 304 during eighth period is a class unlike any other class at Harvard-Westlake. The students are spread throughout the room working individually on their own laptops for most of the period, and there is no teacher lecturing on formulas or important historical figures. Instead, each student is engrossed in the work […]

Executive movie producer speaks to Video Art class

By Allison Hamburger The executive producer of the upcoming comedy “Beware the Gonzo” told the eighth period Video Art II class April 29 that the best stories come from personal experiences. Jenny Fritz ’91 also spoke of her time at Westlake and her transition from working as an agent to making the Tribeca Film Festival […]

Don't vote blindly

By Austin Block Most of us probably agree that our government is pretty important. Like most reasonable people, we recognize that an organization that takes our money, uses it to offer public services, and makes laws that spell out exactly what we can and can’t do is worth our attention. But if you were to […]

Cooking school

By Jean Park Biology teacher Walt Werner’s eighth period class was looking forward to winter break. The past couple weeks had been a whirlwind stretch looking at ecology, evolution, and the food chain. Before they left school, however, the students had to complete one more mandatory assignment in the last period before two weeks of freedom. […]

Community Council raises over $4,000 to benefit victims of Haiti earthquake

  By Kelly Ohriner Community Council held bake sales to raise money to donate to those affected by the earthquake in Haiti during midterms week in January. All the money raised has been donated to Partners in Health and their new initiative called “Stand With Haiti.” In total, students and faculty donated $4,074. Before and […]

Seniors step in for cinema studies teacher

By Reina Factor The customary pranks played on unsuspecting substitute teachers would not work on these Cinema Studies substitutes.  They had taken time out of their own class schedule to teach the class.  Although they had been pupils just a period ago, as sixth period began, seniors Drew Foster and Max Grey took charge of […]

Princes of Persia, Israel leave campus for lunch

By Ariane Lange and Carly Radist Attendance Coordinator J. Gabriel Preciado is on a hunt to capture an elusive joker and possible truant known to him as “The Prince of Persia.” Someone has been signing out as “Drew ‘The Prince of Persia’ Foster” while Drew Foster ’08 is present in his eighth period class, and […]

7th grade representatives elected

By Julie Barzilay After two runoffs, the class of 2013 elected Maddie Lear, Megan Ward, Luke Holthouse and Sam Wolk as their seventh grade student government representatives. Elections were held Monday Nov. 5 through Nov. 7. Between third and eighth period on Nov. 5, Wolk was elected. One runoff later, Ward earned her spot, and […]