Upper school applicants shadow students on campus

All sophomore and junior applicants to Harvard-Westlake who have interviewed so far have participated in a shadow day offered by the Office of Admission from the beginning of November to the end of February. Upper school applicants are given 20-minute tours with their interviews, and last year, the Office of Admission began offering applicants an […]

Robotics club prepares for ‘recycle rush’

The Robotics Club moved into its second week of preparation for the FIRST Robotics Competition of 2015 in February by bringing in two mechanical engineers from Glenair Incorporated, an electrical connector accessory company, to help build their robot. “They are going to help us with the designing of some of the actual parts of the […]

Nassar, Zaragoza incorporate apps, technology into pen pal program

Science teacher Antonio Nassar and Spanish teacher Javier Zaragoza have teamed up to use technology to connect students from around the world in an innovative pen pal program. The project aims to change the traditional pen pal model using technology, but takes it a step further to focus on common interest. Instead of using the […]

Senior cornerback commits to University of Pennsylvania

Hassan Smith ’15 has committed to play football at the University of Pennsylvania next fall. Smith, who was Second Team All-Angelus League at cornerback in 2014, played wide receiver and cornerback for four years with the Wolverines, and had 114 receiving yards and 26 tackles in his final year. “I have to say the training […]

Talking It Over

Camden* ’15 walks over to the brown couch and sits blankly for about a minute. He observes the scenic paintings on the walls and takes note of the five tissue boxes dispersed around the room. The silence is not awkward but instead a comforting stillness. Camden engages in small talk with the kind, wiry man […]

Environmental Club to restore LA river

The Environmental Club will hold its first Los Angeles river restoration trip on Jan. 31 in an attempt to beautify and and improve the conditions of the area surrounding the river, while providing students with an additional way to earn community service hours. “We are setting up monthly visits to the LA River site on […]

Choirs from both campuses convene for winter exchange

The upper and middle school choir programs performed for each other at the “Winter Sing in the Bing” on Jan. 9 in the Saperstein Theatre. They later sang together for all-women’s, all-men’s and combined choir pieces. The first “Sing in the Bing,” originally intended to be a one-time event, was in 2009. It took place […]

Weathering the Storms

As Matt Karo ’14 prepared to leave his dorm room at Columbia University for baseball practice, he and his teammates received an e-mail from their coach notifying them that practice was canceled. The 20-degree weather and fierce winds of mid-November in New York City had forced the players to remain indoors. “I’ve never had that […]

Stone-cutters launches publication website

The stone-cutters literary magazine launched a website before winter break to attract more artwork submissions throughout the year and share updates from the editors. The literary publication went digital for the first time in order to improve upon its first class National Scholastic Press Association rating this year. The website was created by Melanie Krassel […]

Chemistry journal publishes senior’s research on bacteria

Divya Gupta’s ’15 research on antibacterial surfaces, which she began in 2013 at UCLA and is now continuing in her Studies and Scientific research class, was recently published in the “American Chemical Society Journal.” The research focuses on how materials can combat the growth of bacteria. In addition to her research on bacteria, Gupta has […]