SciBowl to send teams to regionals

Ten students on the Science Bowl Team will compete Feb. 23 in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Science Bowl. The event is an official regional competition of the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl. The Science Bowl club will send two teams of five students to compete in the round robin […]

Baseball team to shave heads in support of pediatric cancer

Members of the varsity baseball team will shave their heads Feb. 16 at O’Malley Field to promote fundraising to fight pediatric cancer in honor of Chris “Beebop” Robinson ’13, who died of leukemia in November 2011. The team has been collecting donations through a website and will have met and most likely surpassed the original […]

SAA makes phone calls for donations

Thirteen students and five faculty members made phone calls at the Student Alumni Phonathon on Feb. 7. The SAA provided training for students new to the process before making phone calls to alumni asking for donations and thanking others for donating this year. “Overall the Phonathan was a success,” said Keane Muraoka-Robertson ‘13, one of […]

Trapped in a cult of stress

You may have seen this Internet meme online: “Good grades. Social life. Sleep. Pick two.” Maybe you laughed, made a joke about whichever two you do most, and showed someone else the picture before forgetting it entirely. Or, if you’re a junior, you sighed sadly and went back to your history reading. Junior year is […]

Educators review 2 departments

As a part of the Review program, a systematic process for promoting growth and improvement in the school, six education professionals visited classes on Feb. 11 and 12, and two more will visit the Foreign Language department on Feb. 25 and 26. The guests observed classes and met teachers, students and administrators. All departments participate […]

Pregame with the No. 3 team in the nation

“Feet, feet, feet…” the words ring through the crisp winter air as we link arms and go around the circle, making sure our cleats are touching one another, tightly linked. My back is cold in the chilly wind, but my face is warm, facing in toward my teammates. We all lean forward as one, Malanna […]

Event to be held in Hudnut's honor

In honor of President Thomas Hudnut’s final year at Harvard-Westlake, the school will host a special event for parents of alumni and friends of the school. The event will take place on the middle school campus Saturday, Feb. 23, and will begin at 6 p.m. A dinner in the Marshall Center will kick off the […]

Teachers use formulas, scales to adjust AP course grades

Grading midterms, teachers must not only work through piles of blue books and scantrons, but also determine how to adjust students’ raw scores. Some departments use scales, some use formulas, some use point addition, but across the board teachers want adjustments to benefit students and create what they consider an appropriate average score. Bo Lee […]

Testing schedule to remain the same

Midterm examinations will take place after winter break for the 2013-2014 school year, Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas said. The Administrative Council considered moving midterm examinations from their traditional spot in the third week of January to before winter break. A faculty vote was largely in favor of keeping the exams after winter break. […]

GLI to attend UN Council on women

Five members of the Girls Learn International Club will take a trip the first week of March to the United Nations Council on the Status of Women held every Women’s History Month in New York. This will be the second time the club has gone on this trip after visiting the same council last year. […]