Mock Trial wins county championship

Mock Trial became county champions Tuesday, ranking first place of 136 schools at the Los Angeles County Mock Trial finals. The team will be advancing to the state competition in March. The team competed against Peninsula High School in the finals, who received second place. Results were announced at an award ceremony Tuesday evening. Nadia […]

Domestic violence PSAs screen in Ahmanson

Public service announcement videos for the I CAN WE CAN: Films to End Domestic Violence program premiered on Wednesday Oct. 15, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The films screened in Ahmanson Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. They were created by both Harvard-Westlake and students from other schools as well as film professionals who participated in […]

Middle school students attend grade retreats

Middle school students are visiting either local or out-of -town locations for retreat this week. On Monday, 119 seventh graders visited Long Beach and Culver City. They will spend Wednesday and Thursday at Camp Crags in Malibu. For 96 seventh graders, retreat week is being spent on Catalina Island. “Hopefully, retreat helps seventh graders transition […]

Financial aid students sign contracts for school trips

Students who receive financial aid for school trips now have to sign a contract affirming their participation in all aspects of the trip, including events before and after and required projects. Though the new policy by the financial aid office would mostly affect financial aid students attending the documentary filmmaking trip to Cuba in January, […]

KHWS radio returns with teacher slots

Student radio station KHWS will return to the air on Oct. 19 at 5 p.m., and teachers will have the opportunity to co-host with their students this year. After science teacher and faculty adviser Nathan Cardin’s broadcast last year received high ratings, KHWS staff decided to invite all teachers to co-host with students. “Teachers get […]

Pep rally on Fanatic Friday

Red, black and white-garbed students will finish up Spirit Week Friday with a pep rally preceding Saturday’s homecoming festivities. Western Wednesday featured free pizza available after school at PizzaRev in Studio City for students and faculty who show their school ID.

Seniors 'stick together' at hot Ring Ceremony

As members of the Class of 2015 sweltered in temperatures that soared above 100 degrees at the traditional Senior Ring Ceremony Sunday, Sept. 14, President Rick Commons told seniors to “lead with your goodness.” The height of the heat that day reached 115 degrees on the field at 3:30 p.m., according to security officer Drew […]

Seniors to attend Senior College Night

Seniors and their parents will meet with their deans and attend information and special interest sessions during Senior College Night today at 7 p.m. The school has invited experts involved in the college admissions process from universities across America to speak and inform students and parents. The Special Interest Sessions will begin after seniors and […]