GSA changes name to broaden purpose

The Gay-Straight Alliance representatives changed the club’s  name to Gender Sexuality Awareness during their first meeting this year. Since the terms gay and straight only encompass two types of people, club leaders decided to broaden the name to incorporate all genders, sexes, and sexual preferences, co-president Liza Woythaler ’14  said.  The three co-presidents Levi Craske-Curtin […]

Playing music is their forte

Jesse Liu ’14 arrives 15 minutes early to his orchestra rehearsal at The Colburn School, warming up on his French horn and practicing sections of Dvorak’s New World Symphony. This was Liu’s routine before rehearsal every Sunday afternoon during the 2012-2013 school year at Colburn, a performing arts school that contains various musical ensembles. Liu […]

Senior meets Obama as Boys State rep, others attend Sacramento conference

Oliver Goodman-Waters ’14 represented California at a national conference from July 19 to July 26 in Washington D.C. and met President Barack Obama. Goodman-Waters was selected for the honor when he and three other seniors participated in a statewide Boys State conference in Sacramento from June 21 to June 29. The 1000 delegates from  California […]

Art seniors visit workplace of teacher

The first thing Bea DyBuncio ’13 noticed as she took in her surroundings at her former art teacher John Luebtow’s home was the abundance of original artwork. DyBuncio was one of the students in the Directed Study in Ceramics and Glass class, taught by visual arts teacher Dylan Palmer, that visited Luebtow’s home on April […]

Student films chosen for screenings at festival across the country

Several films created by students from and outside of Harvard-Westlake as part of the summer film program and during the school year will be screened at three different film festivals. These festivals include the deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City from June 5 to June 9, the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 28, and […]

Students picked as film festival finalists

Eight films created by students from and outside of Harvard-Westlake have been selected as finalists for the third annual Los Angeles Student Media Festival. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in the El Portal Theatre on March 30. “The film I made with So- phia Lopez is about the hurt- fulness of bullying […]

Teachers from 60 classes showcase courses at Academic Fair in quad

Students browsed courses for next year and spoke with teachers as part of the Academic Fair this past Monday during activities period. Tables were set up on the quad for 60 classes. Teachers were allowed to give students an overview of what their classes entails and answer questions on homework load, difficulty, number of tests […]

Anti-war activist to speak on Laos

Anti-war activist and author Fred Branfman will speak to students about his research on Laos on Feb. 25 in Ahmanson Hall during activities period. Branfman played his role in U.S. history by informing Congress of the U.S. government’s secret bombings of Laos during the Vietnam War. He later wrote several books on the Indochina War. […]

Banners improve Rugby view

To add some color to the  blank wall outside the English classrooms, the Visual Arts Department installed nine banners of artwork created by last year’s Senior Art Award recipients on the wall outside of Rugby. The pieces of art won  awards in photography, drawing, video and three-dimensional art. One of the banners features an acrylic […]