Candidate Statement: Sophia Lopez '14

1. For what position are you running? I am running for the position of Junior Prefect. 2. What makes you feel that you are qualified for the position? Please describe any leadership experiences you’ve had, if applicable. I believe what qualifies me for this position is my love of Harvard-Westlake and my ambition to lead […]

Candidate Statement: Elle Wilson '13

1. For what position are you running? Senior Prefect 2. What makes you feel that you are qualified for the position? Please describe any leadership experiences you’ve had, if applicable. I would hope to be able to represent the Harvard-Westlake student body well. I have been involved in many different kinds of activities, including debate, […]

Candidate Statement: Maddie Lear '13

1. For what position are you running? Senior Class Prefect 2. What makes you feel that you are qualified for the position? Please describe any leadership experiences you’ve had, if applicable. I think that what makes me most qualified to be a prefect is my personality as a whole. I am super approachable and open-minded, […]

Head Prefects of 2012-2013 school year announced

By David Lim Current Junior Prefects Katie Lim ’13 and Michael Wagmeister ’13 won the election to serve as Head Prefects in the 2012-2013 school year, Head of Student Affairs Jordan Church said. Wagmeister beat out fellow Junior Prefect Sam Wolk ’13 and Lim ran against Elle Wilson ’13, the only non-incumbent candidate for the position. Voting […]

Middle school government creates Honor Code video

By Beatrice Fingerhut The middle school’s Student Government and Character Committee created a video to promote the importance of following the Honor Code. The video was shown at an all-school assembly. It centered around a student sharing information on a test, who was being chased by many others hoping to receive answers. “Students took well […]

Defending their honor

By Eli Haims “When an Honor Code infraction has happened, the community is broken to a certain degree,” Chaplain Father J. Young said. “If it’s a big one like that history cheating scandal, it’s obvious that the community is broken. But even in a little one, if a teacher can no longer trust a student […]

Prefect Council posts 12 new Honor Code copies

By Caitie Benell As part of the Prefect Council’s goal to make the Honor Code more visible around campus, about six weeks ago prefects posted 12 typed and framed copies of the Honor Code. The Honor Code had already been posted in various spots on campus for years, but the Prefect Council noticed that they […]

Honor Board, not a court

By Alex Gura For those of us who don’t cheat on tests or regularly skip school, the Honor Board doesn’t play a big part in our lives. True, it is an important part of Harvard-Westlake, but things like the Honor Code and Honor Board don’t come into the minds of people who follow the rules […]

Cyber-bullying policy stands despite ruling

  By Michelle Nosratian A Beverly Hills school that suspended a middle school student for cyber-bullying violated her 1st Amendment rights, a Los Angeles federal court has ruled. The ruling addresses the question of whether school administrations can have jurisdiction over the verbal conduct of students outside of school. “To allow the school to cast […]