Students mimic dance video game routines to celebrate end of school week

Once the clock strikes 2:35 on Friday afternoons, not every classroom gets a full weekend’s rest. Instead, the English classrooms in the Rugby annex welcome students once more, but not for poring over great works of literature — for dancing. One day around Halloween, Perren Carrillo ’15 hooked up his laptop to Rugby 222’s projector, […]

Honor Board introduces class meeting discussions, eliminates email case reports

In an effort to make the Honor Board more transparent and centralize its place in the community, all Honor Board cases will continue to be presented and discussed during class meetings, as they were in the class meetings this past cycle. The change has been in the works since last year, when both Prefect Council […]

Tuition increases by 3.7 percent to $33,500 for next school year

Tuition for the 2014-2015 school year will rise to $33,500 from $32,300, an increase of 3.7 percent, Chief Financial Officer Rob Levin said. Chair of the Board of Trustees Christine Hazy (Steven ’00, Karissa ’03, Trenton ’05, Courtney ’11) announced next year’s tuition Feb. 3 in a re-enrollment letter online. “This tuition is expected to […]

Board of Trustees approves budget based on long-term financial issues

In the preliminary tuition and salary budget for the 2014-2015 school year that the Board of Trustees approved Dec. 2, the Business Office considered, in the absence of “noteworthy” concerns, long-term factors like financial aid and the healthcare budget, Chief Financial Officer Rob Levin said. Levin said it’s preferable for the number of students on […]

Who is the Kutler Center for?

I would take Mythology and Its Meaning: Gods and Goddesses; Heroes and Heroines in a heartbeat. The same goes for Surrealism in Poetry, Painting and Film. Of course, there’s one insurmountable barrier separating me from these classes: they’re two of the four new Kutler Center courses approved for next year, and I’m graduating in June. […]

All alumni class reunions to occur in May

Reunions for alumni of Harvard School for Boys and Harvard-Westlake will now occur in May in an effort to create a more individual atmosphere for each class, Director of Alumni Giving Greg O’Leary said. The reunions, which will now always be on the third Saturday of May, will span half a day. In the afternoon, […]

Insolvency unlikely to affect bus service

School bus operations will remain unaffected by Atlantic Express Transportation Corp.’s declaration of bankruptcy, Bus Service Director Patti Snodgrass said Dec. 4 in an email to all families who use the bus service. Snodgrass said the school has been in contact with Atlantic Express management for about a month and that riders will not be […]

Senior tapes more than 100 "student humor" jokes

First, Aidan Yetman-Michaelson ’14 was told to order crumbly bread. Then, he was instructed to ask for oil. Next, he had to demand that the sandwich not be cut. While oil was smeared on the bread, shout that there’s not enough oil, and call the employee by name. Lastly, stuff the purchased sandwich down the […]

Parking Improvement Plan faces opposition from neighbors

Studio City residents already aggrieved by construction on Coldwater Canyon Avenue for the past two years expressed frustration with the Harvard-Westlake administration for ignoring the opinions of the community at a Studio City Neighborhood Council special board meeting about the school’s proposed Parking Improvement Plan Nov. 7. Most members of the SCNC board seemed skeptical […]