Film Festival holds renaming contest

The Harvard-Westlake Film Festival is holding a contest for students to submit their ideas to rename the festival in order to give it a more inclusive image. The contest ends Oct. 5, when the faculty and student leaders of the festival will determine the name that they believe best rebrands the event. “Many people both […]

Expens-ercise: Are pricey workouts worth it?

Expens-ercise: Are pricey workouts worth it?

As Sophia Van Iderstine ’17 gets ready for her late morning exercise class on a Saturday, she laces up her sneakers, grabs a bottle of Smart Water and heads for the door holding one more item in her hands: a pair of boxing gloves. These are the essentials for her regular class at Box ‘N […]

Future Horizons Club volunteers at UCLA

Members of the Future Horizons Club handled sign-ins at the registration desk and encouraged cancer survivors and patients June 7 at the annual Cancer Survivor’s Day at UCLA. The club, whose goal is to teach students about potential careers, decided to volunteer at the event to gain experience in the field of medical care while […]

Alum to become Interim Director of Communications

Ari Engelberg ’89 (Jacob ’21) will replace Jill Shaw as Interim Director of Communications, where he will focus on strategically planning the school’s communications and marketing approach as well as fulfilling the job’s daily responsibilities, President Rick Commons said in an email to the school community. Engelberg will temporarily hold the position as the school […]

School welcomes Cuban and Czech Special Olympics athletes

Members of the school community welcomed 150 Special Olympic athletes and coaches from Cuba and the Czech Republic at the host town community barbecue on the school’s campus July 23. “Harvard-Westlake is thrilled to host athletes from Cuba and the Czech Republic on our Studio City campus,” President Rick Commons said in a press release. […]

Students win awards for Latin exam scores

Four students received awards for their scores on the National Latin Exam. Alexandra Liao ’15 and Howard Deshong ’17 were awarded certificates for their perfect scores on the March exam. Additionally, Dylan Schifrin ’16 and Deshong won the Maureen O’Donnell Oxford Classical Dictionary Award for receiving four consecutive gold medals on the exam througout their […]

Senior class participates in impromptu discussion about sexual assault

The breaking of the projector during the May 21 Senior Transition Day screening of “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses produced by Amy Ziering (Hannah Kofman ’14, Emma Kofman ’16), sparked an impromptu senior class discussion about the issue of sexual assault. “I thought the discussion was very positive. I’m […]

Prefects to initiate break talks on quad

Following an upper school assembly speech by anti-sexist activist Jackson Katz, the Prefect Council met with about a dozen students last Thursday to discuss his message to test a plan to host talks on pertinent topics on the quad during Monday breaks. “I thought the test discussion was very productive, and I was really happy […]

Students to present Cuba projects in Ahmanson Lecture Hall

Students who attended the semester-break trip to Cuba will present their digital storytelling projects in Ahmanson Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. May 20. The participants will display their various media projects, including blogs, photo presentations and videos. “We encourage everyone to come because it will be a very interesting evening of learning about Cuba and […]

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