Language teacher explains existentialism

By Allegra Tepper “Explaining it in 40 minutes is preposterous,” French teacher Simona Ghirlanda told the seniors signed up for the seminar, “Hell is Other People: An Introduction to Existentialism.” Merriam-Webster defines it as “a chiefly 20th century philosophical movement embracing diverse doctrines but centering on analysis of individual existence in an unfathomable universe and […]

National French Exam announce winners

By Anabel Pasarow Twenty-eight students placed in the top 10 in the nation for levels I-V in the Grand Concours National French Exam. “My colleagues and I are very proud of all our winners and look forward to seeing them recognized at the May 15 ceremony at Flintridge Prep,” said French teacher Marilyn Shield, school […]

Two freshmen form singing group based on TV show ‘Glee’

By Anna Etra   Inspired in part by “Glee,” the new Fox television show, Bronty O’Leary ’13 and Megan Ward ’13 started a middle school Glee Club. A Glee Club is a group of people who get together to sing short songs. In the television show, unlikely students gather to perform modern hit songs a […]

French teacher takes leave of absence

By Ester Khachatryan French teacher Marilyn Shield is taking a leave of absence, Harry Salamandra said in a letter addressed to parents. Shield’s French 1 and French 3 Honors classes are covered by members of the Foreign Language Department and Dr. Josephine Gross. Gross taught French and human development at Harvard-Westlake from 2001 to 2006. […]