Salamandra warns homecoming party planners

By Judd Liebman A parent sent Head of Upper School Harry Salamandra a copy of a Facebook message using the phrases “B.Y.O.B.” and “don’t puke,” alerting him of the possibility of a Homecoming after party. A group of five seniors planned an event in the weeks before Homecoming but cancelled it the day before the […]

BLACC hosts dance to benefit Haiti victims

By Sade Tavangarian The Black Leadership and Culture Club will host a dance to benefit Haitian earthquake victims on Feb. 26. The dance will take place from 8-11 p.m. in Chalmers East and West. BLACC encourages the entire upper school student body to attend. Tickets will be sold outside the dance. Each ticket is $10 […]

Admissions Office hosts multicultural reception

By Austin Block More than 200 people attended the Multicultural Reception on Jan. 30, which took place at the Stoney Hills-Mountain Gate clubhouse. “Our goal is to give applicant families an opportunity to meet Harvard-Westlake administrators, faculty, staff, and parents,” Admission Officer Melanie Léon, who organized the event, said. Léon said the reception was open […]

Jazz bands perform at Italian restaurant

By Ariane Lange The Advanced Jazz Combo and the Jazz Explorers took the stage at a Studio City Italian restaurant last Sunday. The groups sandwiched a set performed by jazz teacher Shawn Constantino’s four-piece band. “It really expedites the learning of jazz when students see professionals play and play side-by-side with professionals,” Constantino said when […]