It's the Little Things

As my time at Harvard-Westlake comes to an end, I’d like to share one of the most important things I have learned. “The little things matter,” Coach Scot Ruggles would constantly tell us. “We can’t do anything around here until we do the little things right.” And while Ruggles would often talk about how this […]

Artisanal Computers

Artisanal Computers

In the summer before his sophomore year, Jacob Gold’s ’15 laptop died and he needed a new computer. Instead of getting the latest Macbook, Gold decided he wanted to be able to play the latest games on the highest graphics settings, so he chose to build his own computer instead. “It was a cheaper and […]

Class tests driving reactions

Science teacher Walt Werner’s Anatomy and Physiology class determined by experimentation that texting and talking on the phone while driving can increase reaction times by more than 50 percent. Students worked in groups of two in the lab. One student held a button attached to a light behind his or her back, and the second […]

Students create electronic sign-out system for iPad

Seniors can now check out to leave campus during frees by scanning their IDs on an iPad instead of signing out on paper. Assistant to Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken sent an email to all seniors with the sign-up link to become part of the system. Branden Kim ’15 developed the iPad app, which […]

Academic Fair kicks off online course sign-ups, McClain to become scheduler

Students browsed booths on the quad during Academic Fair to help them sign up for courses next year. The sign-up process is now completely online, and math teacher and head scheduler Beverly Feulner has begun training science teacher Krista McClain to take over the scheduling process. The new online system allows students to see only courses […]

School reviews claims of cheating

The Honor Board Review Committee is considering whether to bring any students before the Honor Board after a cheat sheet was discovered at the end of the last Geology midyear assessment in December. All Geology and Geology Honors students had to retake a section of that exam Jan. 6 and 7. Geology teacher Wendy Van […]

Not So Free

Blake* ’16 spent his summer between ninth and 10th grade like many other students: working at a summer job. However, the money he earned for each scoop of ice cream he served went to paying a debt to his parents, one he owed after spending about $1,000 of their money in three months on the […]

NewSpace expert discusses new industry

The CEO and co-founder of NewSpace Global Dick “Rocket” David, discussed the new and growing industry of NewSpace and its role in the future during break Nov. 10. NewSpace Global is an information provider analyzing the market of the “NewSpace” industry. Essentially, NewSpace is the more than 800 private companies that use outer space to […]

A "Foodie Fiasco"

Kelly Morrison ’16 has managed to profit from the gluten-free trend with her food blog, www.foodiefiasco.com. Morrison went vegetarian in 2011 for moral reasons and also started her blog that year. Quickly, however, she got a lot of demand not just for healthy vegetarian food, but also for paleo, vegan and of course, gluten-free recipes. […]

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