Junior chooses eco-friendly diet

  By Jamie Kim The meat industry is more detrimental to the environment than any other practice humans engage in, Ellie Diamant ’11 said. “It is the number one cause of global warming, more than transportation and factories and all that combined,” she said. Being vegan is “the number one thing you can do to […]

Munger donates $800,000 of stock to school

  By Jamie Kim Trustee Charles Munger donated eight shares of Berkshire Hathaway stock, worth nearly $800,000, to Harvard-Westlake. He made the donation just before the end of the calendar year. Munger, a trustee for 40 years, has five sons and stepsons who graduated from Harvard School. His grandson William Borthwick graduated last year. Munger, […]

Reitman hosts ‘Up in the Air’ screening, answers questions

  By Jamie Kim At a private screening of his latest movie, “Up in the Air,” director Jason Reitman ’95 spoke candidly about how he adapted his screenplay to the context of an economic recession, why he is drawn to polarizing characters and issues and why he could easily relate to a man whose sole […]

First winter concert held in new Bing Auditorium

By Jamie Kim Last Thursday’s winter instrumental music concert, “Welcome to the Bing,” was the first to be held in the Middle School’s new Bing Auditorium. For instrumentalists and listeners alike, the 850-seat venue was a welcome change from the creaking stairs and poor acoustics of Marshall Center, where performances have been held for more […]

Musicians jazz up Vitello's Restaurant

By Jamie Kim Two school jazz groups, the Jazz Explorers and Shawn Feldman’s Sextet, performed alongside Performing Arts teacher Shawn Costantino’s professional band at Vitello’s Restaurant in Studio City Nov. 2. Alex Silverman ’10, a member of the Jazz Explorers, said these performances are a tradition. The first Harvard-Westlake jazz gig at Vitello’s was in […]

Pressed for time

By Jamie Kim and Lauren Seo Paulina Shahery ’09 is not ashamed of using something that is her right. She doesn’t see her disability as anything but a difference in the way her brain is wired. According to the National Institutes of Health, around 15 percent of the U.S. population is affected by a learning […]

Alumnus, seniors win at Olympiads

By Jamie Kim and Michelle Nosratian Joshua Oreman ’09, Jonathan Lee ’08, and Rebecca Jacobs ’09 brought home medals in a different kind of Olympiad: the International Science Olympiads. Oreman won a gold medal in the International Physics Olympiad in Hanoi, Vietnam and Lee won silver in the Chemistry Olympiad in Budapest, Hungary. Harvard-Westlake was […]