Cirque du Sophomore

Dimmed lights set the stage; a suspended hoop dangles in wait. While not an ordinary extracurricular activity, three students have chosen to participate in the circus. Jessica Brandon ’16 and Hannah Kelson ’16 joined Emma Kofman ’16 at an aerial hoop class over the summer, and the three sophomores have since joined the pre-professional performance […]

32 students to help Burmese students learn English through Skype

Xenia Viragh ’15 has initiated a program called Mandalay-LA that will use Skype to allow students at Phaung Daw Oo in Myanmar to talk with students here and improve their English conversational skills. Her first task is to raise money to buy computers and tablets for the school, which has only one outdated computer for […]

School to host relay meet in memory of Carr ’14

Harvard-Westlake will host the first annual Justin Carr ’14 Memorial Relay Meet March 1 at the Copses Family Aquatics Center. All members of the Mission League will compete, with the times counting towards CIF qualifying, but not towards league standings. Carr was a member of the swim team who died of cardiomyopathy last February during […]

Science Bowl teams to open season

Both the Science Bowl ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams will compete in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Science Bowl Feb. 22. The competition will be the teams’ first participation in an official competition this year. The teams have only competed in a scrimmage against North Hollywood high school Dec. 14 but have been […]

AP Physics B class to be split into 2 sections

In response to the College Board’s decision to replace the current AP Physics B exam with separate AP Physics I and AP Physics II assessments, the Upper School will offer two AP Physics B courses starting the 2014-2015 school year. According to the College Board website, “The National Research Council concluded that AP Physics B […]

Different sorts of love

The first time I told my girlfriend I loved her, she didn’t believe me. “How can you love me,” she asked, “when on Monday you said you didn’t even want to be in a relationship with me?” She had a point. It was only a few days prior to my declaration of love that I’d […]

Hermione Granger: more than just a love interest

Last week, J.K. Rowling revealed a confession that rocked the Harry Potter universe.  To avoid spoilers, I won’t be too specific, but here’s the gist of it: Rowling admitted that she wishes Hermione Granger, one of Harry Potter’s best friends, had ended up with someone other than who she did at the end of the […]

Wolverines aim to end season on high note, make playoff berth

After a strong 9-4 start, the girls’ basketball team’s momentum began to slow down near the end of December, during a period where the Wolverines played five games in six days, winning the first two and falling in the following three. The Wolverines followed the three game losing streak with a another three game winning […]

Prefects introduce student request page

Prefect Council launched a Facebook page to keep students informed on what it is working on and where students can share their ideas. “With our recent decision to focus our energy on serving the students by improving campus life directly, we felt the time was right to create a Facebook page,” Head Prefect Henry Hahn […]

SAAC honors Glick ’15, Tse ’16

The Student Athletic Advisory Council selected Lindsey Tse ’16 of the girls’ basketball team and Matthew Glick ’15 of the boys’ soccer team as the January Student Athletes of the Month. Tse has been a prominent member of the team for the past two years. She has averaged 11.2 points per game this season.  In […]