Snapchat geofilter created by students

Snapchat users at the Upper School can now add a geofilter to their photos, consisting of a cartoon image of the campus and “Harvard-Westlake” written across the bottom. Pictures sent through the popular app Snapchat are seen for a certain number of seconds, and can either be sent to individuals or to a user’s “story,” […]

Activist to discuss gender violence

Jackson Katz, the creator of a gender violence program entitled “Mentors in Violence prevention,” will speak at an upper school assembly April 20. Katz’s organization has been heavily marketed by multiple sports leagues and organizations. “We are lucky to have him coming as he is a vocal activist in the movement against the violence that […]

Student self-publishes collection of poetry

Neda Mazdisnian ’16 self-published her first book, “Le Passage,” Jan. 24. The book is a compilation of 28 original poems that she wrote during her high school career, starting in the ninth grade. One of her poems, titled “Life,” discusses the path of maturity from adolescence to adulthood. “I had a collection of poems starting […]

Barking Up the Money Tree

Barking Up the Money Tree

With a $36.4 billion endowment, Harvard University is so rich that it doesn’t need to consider applicants’ financial situations when admitting them. The university promises to meet 100 percent of any student’s demonstrated need and make it possible for them to graduate debt-free. A few years ago, Harvard also committed to paying 100 percent of […]

Senior to produce ‘Love Notes’ charity musical event

Jensen McRae ’15 will produce “Love Notes,” an annual singing showcase that will benefit a charity in honor of her late friend, Justin Carr ’14, on Feb. 22. Carr ’14 died of cardiomyopathy in 2013 during his junior year. “[Carr] was a very respected student and a very good friend of mine, which is why […]

We should be informed voters

As I look forward to graduating from Harvard-Westlake and entering my adult life, I realize that I am completely unprepared to be a voting citizen. The 2016 presidential election is approaching and most of the graduating class will be eligible to vote. However, I suspect that I am not alone when I feel that I […]

Living in the present

It is only natural to want a change of pace: to experience new things, try different foods and embark on adventures. More often than not, this desire to break with the monotony of our daily lives can be a great thing. However, when we allow ourselves, as I have, to become dissatisfied with the present […]

Tenth Muse hosts arts showcase

Students, faculty and parents read and sang original compositions in the Muse & Blues: Intercampus Poetry & Music Showcase at the Katzenberg Black Box Theatre Feb. 5. The showcase was produced by the Tenth Muse, a middle school literary publication. It was hosted by English teacher Zachary Greenberg and staff members Ashley Starr ’18 and […]

Pop singer, philanthropist speak at La Femme meetings

Liz Nisitco, lead singer of the Indie-Pop band Holychild, spoke to La Femme Feb. 9 about gender equality and empowerment in her music and videos, after students crossed paths with Nisitco during several of Holychild’s concerts. “When I would talk to [Nisitco] after her shows, she would say that her manager went to school here, […]