Feminism is not a joke

Feminism is not a joke

It’s no longer funny to joke about feminism. Throughout our time at the Upper School, the Class of 2017 has seen a plethora of Facebook wars that have prompted huge controversies on campus for a maximum of a week and then disappear until they can be used conveniently in a joke. The arguments always end […]

New editors take charge of yearbook

By Elizabeth Madden Emily Persky ’13 and Alex Ravan ’13 will serve as editors-in-chief of this year’s edition of Vox Populi. “Alex is our technical expert, and Emily’s expertise is leadership,” yearbook adviser Jennifer Bladen said. “Together they make the ideal team.” Persky and Ravan plan on making a few changes to the format of […]

Israeli sophomores visit upper campus

By Elana Zeltser Fifteen Israeli sophomores toured the upper school campus and engaged in a discussion with a panel of students Monday in the hopes of seeing “what schools in the United States are all about,” said Father J. Young.  The students, who attend Gymnasia School in Tel Aviv, Israel, are participating in a foreign […]

Students raise money, ask for donations from alums

The Harvard-Westlake Student Alumni Association ran a “phonathon” last night to call alumni to thank them for their past donations and ask for new donations this year. The event ran from 5-7 p.m. in Chalmers and was organized by HWSAA heads Tess Hatch ’11, Raphael Osorio ’11 and Emily Wallach ’11. “The purpose of our […]

Eighth grade retreat moves to Santa Barbara

By Emily Wallach Most eighth graders will spend four nights and three days together at El Capitan Canyon campground for this year’s retreat, replacing the previous site at Pali Mountain Camp. El Capitan Canyon campground is 20 miles north of Santa Barbara and part of El Capitan State Beach Park. Approximately 160 eighth graders will […]

Hebrew Union awards Rabbi Feigenson doctorate

The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion awarded Rabbi Emily Feigenson an honorary doctorate in Jewish Religious Education May 14.  This degree was given in recognition of her active engagement in the field of Jewish education for 25 years.  Among her work honored by the doctorate is the program Sacred Spaces, which she created at […]

Five students join California Honors Choir

The Southern California Vocal Association selected five students for Honor Choirs after successful auditions. Ellie Flier ’08, Zoe Johnson ’08, Emily Misch ’07 and Cat Stevens ’07 were accepted into the Women’s Honor Choir, while Kurt Kanazawa ’07 was accepted into the Mixed Honor Choir. The Honor Choirs performed for a crowd of 1,400 at […]