Parents’ Association to launch party book

The Parents’ Association is launching an online party book Jan. 15 to raise money for financial aid. The book is a collection of parties or events that are hosted by parents, alumni, administrators or teachers. They donate the parties to the book, and parents can purchase tickets. Events include dinner parties at parents’ private homes, […]

Debate hosts two major tournaments

Many of the top debaters in the country competed at a national Lincoln-Douglas tournament hosted by Harvard-Westlake at the end of winter break, and middle school debaters competed on the upper school campus Jan. 10. “The Harvard-Westlake (previously VBT) tournament is one of the biggest tournaments of each debate season, and it went very well […]

Acting students perform sonnets,

Performing arts teacher Christopher Moore’s “Actor and His Stage” class performed Shakespeare sonnets and monologues in a showcase performance Jan. 12. “Actor and His Stage” is the beginning level acting class at the Upper School, where students work on building their improvisation, storytelling and other skills that help to better the student’s acting overall. This […]

Two female wrestlers join historically male wrestling squad

Once they arrive by shuttle at the upper school campus from over the hill, Lena Kadogawa ’18 and Abbie Howell ’18 head to the wrestling room to begin the usual stretching and calisthenics. In practice, they usually partner up, but when the other isn’t there, either girl partners up with one of the boys on […]

New, donated organ installed in chapel

The chapel acquired a new organ which was installed during November before winter break. The new organ will be used for events in the chapel. “It was available for any type of service held in [the chapel],” Chaplain J. Young said. “It also may be made available for student use.” The old organ was 40 […]

‘As You Like It’ tickets for Feb. 5-7 show on sale

Tickets for performances of the upper school production of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” went on sale Jan. 5. The play will take place Feb. 5-7 in Rugby Auditorium. “We haven’t done a Shakespeare play at the Upper School in about seven or eight years,” said upper school performing arts teacher and play director […]

Accepting others in the wake of tragedy

I scrolled past a photo that my Parisian friend had posted earlier that day of a man who seemed to be dead with spectators standing around him. As I scrolled further down, I saw posts from my other French friends that all said, “Je suis Charlie.” Now I was confused. Were the French starting some […]

Water polo alumni win NCAA national title

Water polo players Alec Zwaneveld ’12 and Warren Synder ’14 have continued their championship-winning ways in the pool. Both are members of the nation’s top-ranked UCLA men’s water polo team, who defeated third-ranked squad and six-time defending champion USC 9-8 on Dec. 7 to win the NCAA National Championship. Zwaneveld, a 6’8″, 220- pound sophomore […]

HW Inc. to be held in summer

Students can explore business and entrepreneurship opportunities this summer in a program called HW Inc., which will replace last year’s StartUp Scramble. HW Inc. will last five days, two days longer than StartUp Scramble. Instructional sessions on marketing, finance, law and leadership will be led by alumni businessmen, and students will be able to plan […]