Club members write blogs on campus life

By Jamie Chang Harvard-Westlake Voices runs a website where students may submit blog posts about topics ranging from studying to finals to embarrassing yearbook photos. Founder and President Molly Cinnamon ’14 began the H-W Voices club in September. “I started reading the MIT blogs once my brother was accepted there, and I was impressed by […]

Raphael to pursue career as poet, professional writer

By Keane Muraoka-Robertson After teaching Upper School English for the last five years, Jennifer Raphael will be leaving to pursue a career as writer and take poetry classes. Raphael started teaching in the fall of 2005. Since then, she has taught English II and English III to sophomores and juniors, respectively. “‘The Virgin Suicides’ is […]

Spanish students practice language in Spain

By Maddy Baxter Twenty-seven students practiced their Spanish in nine different cities in Spain this summer with four chaperones, while visiting local sights, museums, cathedrals, beaches and local shops. The purpose of the trip was to merge culture with language in a natural environment, foreign language teacher Javier Zaragoza said. He and foreign language teacher […]

Gaulke names juniors as Film Festival directors

By Catherine Wang Nicholas Lieberman ’11 and Jacqueline Sir ’11 were selected by Film Festival faculty adviser and Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke to direct the 2011 Harvard-Westlake Film Festival. Lieberman and Sir were both involved in the festival this year, reviewing submissions and helping decide which films were screened.

Gay rights activist to speak at assembly

  By Ashley Khakshouri Kevin Jennings, founder of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, the Oct. 10 assembly speaker, has shared his experiences with upper school audiences twice before. Jennings gave a speech in 1999 and 2005 at the Upper School that people still talk about, said Jeff Snapp, adviser of the Gay Straight […]

A smaller pool, different rules

By Nikila Sri-Kumar The beginnings of high school relationships are awkward enough. Days of are-they-or-aren’€™t-they glances and sly or intrusive questions often overwhelm new couples enough without their having to wonder if their relationship is simply one of convenience. In ninth grade Elizabeth Beier ’07 had just this question in her mind when she entered […]