Saying goodbye

When I came home this past Saturday night, having eschewed a kickback in favor of a quiet night to get down to work and finally write this column, I was greeted instead by dozens of cars parked curbside on my typically unfrequented street. It turned out a substantial number of students from Calabasas High were […]

Latin teacher to join English Department

In 1999, Harvard-Westlake was advertising at Stanford University for an English teacher opening while Latin teacher Paul Chenier was at graduate school there for classics. Figuring that his literature-based seminars at Stanford would make him a good fit, he applied for the job, but didn’t get it. But he did come to the middle school […]

Take a stand against rape culture

When I first saw miniature pairs of jeans cut out from denim dangling from the second story of the Munger Science Center, I did a double take. Then I remembered Denim Day. When I walked further into campus and saw the walls adorned with jeans decorated with phrases like “No means no,” I thought only […]

Discipline problems plague spring trips

Although various school trips over spring break were plagued by similar issues with drug and alcohol use, the extent and nature of the disciplinary action has varied. Five seniors caught drinking on the Jazz Band and Studio Jazz Band trip to Italy were given a one-day suspension while on the trip and had their senior […]

Self-defense classes planned for Denim Day April 21

Self-defense classes and a panel of rape experts will  number among the activities intended to celebrate Denim Day April 21. Trishta Dordi ’15 has organized Denim Day on campus for the past two years, but was inspired to make it a “bigger deal” this year after hearing about what she felt were even more cases […]

OFFBEAT: Student writes “rise,” “subvert” messages

The third time wasn’t quite the charm for Teddy Leinbach ’15 when his latest exploit with chalk on the upper school campus resulted in a week’s worth of detention. He first struck with a few monograms drawn on the walls before winter break, when he figured he might as well use the piece of chalk […]

GLI delegates speak at UN convention

Three girls from the Harvard-Westlake chapter of girls’ rights organization Girls Learn International spoke at and attended events at the 58th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations last week in New York. This year’s theme was Millennium Development Goals, and the CSW addressed the success of a post-2015 agenda made for […]

Author to speak at BLACC assembly today

When Rhodes Scholar, White House Fellow and entrepreneur Wes Moore opened the newspaper one day, a familiar name jumped out at him — his own. This Wes Moore, however, was convicted of murder and would serve a life sentence without possibility of parole. Taken aback by the similar circumstances of their upbringing — both were […]

BLACC assembly to feature author

When Rhodes Scholar, White House Fellow and entrepreneur Wes Moore opened the newspaper one day, a familiar name jumped out at him — his own. This Wes Moore, however, was convicted of murder and would serve a life sentence without possibility of parole. Taken aback by the similar circumstances of their upbringing — both were […]

Allow yourself to appreciate the unexpected novel

When I looked at the syllabus for my AP Lit class back in August and saw “Mrs. Dalloway” wasn’t listed, I thought I knew exactly why I was so distraught. I’ve considered it one of my favorite novels and Virginia Woolf one of my favorite authors since I read it in the ninth grade. Ever […]

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