Connections provide alumni, students with jobs, internships

By Adam Gold On the top floor of a minimalist office building in West Los Angeles, two Harvard-Westlake parents run a medium-sized video game company. It’s the sort of place where Pikachu and Darth Vader guard every computer monitor and employees play each other in games of Marvel superhero trading cards during the lunch break. […]

Arch Enemies

By Sarah Hoberman and Sonya Mitchell  After a long day of hiking up and down stairs and exhausting not only her mind but also her feet, the first thing Vanessa Zackler ’08 does when she gets into her car to go home is throw off her flats and start massaging her feet. “I don’t even […]

Applying for two

By Sophie Mancall-Bitel At the quintessentially ivy-covered South Philadelphia campus of the University of Pennsylvania, there are about 60 Harvard-Westlake alums pursuing higher education. Of the 60, at least two are wandering from class-to-class holding hands. Although Carolyna DeLaurentiis ’06 and Steven Lundy ’06 chose to apply to the university separately, they had been dating […]

After qualifying for extra time, students find it hard to implement

  By Billy Goulston Joe ’08* received permission for extended time last February following six hours of tests spread out over a month to determine if he has a learning disability. However, he doesn’t always use extra time because of the difficulties of implementing it. For years, Joe has known that he writes slower than […]

Attacks don’t stop visitors to Israel

By Esther Zuckerman Maya Spitzer ’08 and her friends in the B’nai Brith Youth Organization got back on their bus after touring an Israeli military base on the border between Israel and Lebanon and were surprised to find that their schedule had been changed. They had spent the day learning about the Israeli army, and […]

6 new staff start work at Upper School

By Derek Schlom, Julie Barzilay and Marni Barta Six new staff members were hired during the summer. Allie Costa will be working at the upper school bookstore and will later transfer to the middle school bookstore. Hailing from Northern California, Costa has experience in bookselling, with a specialty in children’s literature and contemporary teen fiction. […]

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