Peer Support elects coordinators for next year

By Elana Zeltser Four juniors, Laurel Aberle ’13, Theodora Davis ’13, Raymond Schorr ’13, and Anthony Thompson ’13, were elected as Peer Support  coordinators by fellow junior trainees involved in the peer council program.  After submitting applications last week, those in the running gave two-minute speeches before Peer Support today. Votes were cast and then tallied shortly after […]

Welcome to the zoo

By Michael Rothberg and Elana Zeltser Jeffrey Bu ’12 cracks a fresh egg every morning into a sizzling frying pan. It may not be farm fresh, but it is backyard fresh. Bu has two pet chickens, which he keeps in a makeshift coop behind his house. Last year, Bu’s father realized the costliness of buying […]

Thanksgiving Food Drive ends tomorrow

By Elana Zeltser Tomorrow marks the last day to donate canned goods to the Thanksgiving Food Drive. All donations placed in the bins outside the deans’ offices will be sent to the Westside Food Bank. The dean group that collects the most amount of goods will win a bagel or pizza party. 

Carney's gives students another discount

By Elana Zeltser Prefect Council announced that students will be eligible to receive a 50% discount at Carney’s on Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Students must bring their Harvard-Westlake I.D. cards to redeem the discount. It is the second time this deal has been offered this school year.

Teachers, senior help free murder suspect

By Michael Rothberg and Elana Zeltser   On May 3, 1994, Obie Anthony, 19, was falsely identified as a murder suspect after his photograph was chosen from a group of suspects. He was tried, convicted and imprisoned for the fatal shooting of another man, a crime he did not commit. On May 3, 1994, Brooke […]

Foreign language teachers present awards to students

By Camille Shooshani, Catherine Wang and Elana Zeltser The Foreign Language Awards assembly honored students who have excelled in advanced foreign language courses on Tuesday, May 17 in Rugby Auditorium. Senior awards were presented to Gabe Benjamin ’11 for Japanese, Austin Block ’11 for Spanish, Jordan Freisleben ’11 for French, Robby Goldman ’11 for Latin […]

Alum to speak on entrepreneurship

By Eli Haims and Elana Zeltser Scott Becker ’05, who sold a company he co-founded to Google for $70 million last year, spoke to a nearly packed Rugby Auditorium Monday at break. He also met with students fourth period in the Emory Room, Upper School Mathematics Department Head Paula Evans said. Wearing his old Harvard-Westlake […]

Two seniors win first place at debate in Texas

By Elana Zeltser Ben Sprung-Keyser ’11 and Jake Sonnenberg ’11 shared first place in an invitation only debate round robin at Greenhill High School in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 16 and 17. Michelle Choi ’12 then joined them for a Greenhill Fall Classic Tournament on Sept. 18 and 19, where Sprung-Keyser made it to the […]

Santiago leaves school to ski in Boulder, Colo.

By Elana Zeltser Narciso Santiago of computer services completed his 11th and final year of service at Harvard-Westlake this past June. Santiago said he moved to Boulder, Colo., to try something different. “I have some family out here, plus I miss having some proper winters,” Santiago said. “I grew up in the Midwest and I […]