31 seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Wednesday the names of 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists across the country, including 31 students from Harvard-Westlake. The semifinalists are the students whose 2015 PSAT scores comprise their respective states’ top one percent. California’s selective index, which is the state-specific cutoff minimum PSAT score needed to achieve semifinalist status, is […]

No conflicts arise from lunch period

The new mandatory lunch period did not cause any conflicts with student schedules, the upper school deans’ office said. “We always have conflicts, but there were no extra conflicts created because of lunch,” Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo said. “There might have been a little less flexibility. We were able to ensure from the beginning […]

Corrin wins state title, Florent takes 4th

Courtney Corrin ’16 won the girls’ track and field CIF State Finals in the long jump event Saturday at Buchanan High School in Clovis, and Alexandria Florent ’15 took fourth place in the high jump event. Corrin also placed seventh in the 300-meter hurdles. This was Corrin’s second victory, as she also took the title […]

Corrin, Florent qualify for state meet

Courtney Corrin ’16 and Alexandria Florent ’15 both qualified for the CIF State track and field meet through their performances May 29 in the CIF Southern Section Masters meet at Cerritos College. This will be Corrin’s third straight state meet and Florent’s fourth straight and final state meet. Corrin won the Masters long jump event by […]

School names new girls' tennis coach

Harvard-Westlake has announced Kristie Reynolds-Gipe as the new head of the girls’ tennis program. Reynolds-Gipe will replace Chris Simpson, who has been the head of both the boys’ and girls’ tennis programs since 2001. However, Simpson will remain as the boys’ tennis coach. In the past 14 years, Simpson has led the girls’ squad to […]

Alum returns for 31st season of ‘Survivor’ in Cambodia

Alumnus Stephen Fishbach ’97 was one of the 20 former contestants on the reality show “Survivor” voted Wednesday night to return as a contestant on the show’s 31st season, “Survivor: Cambodia – Second Chance,” according to a CBS entertainment press release. Fishbach was the runner-up on “Survivor: Tocantins — The Brazilian Highlands”, the show’s 18th […]

School announces new swim coach, Flacks to head aquatics program

The Athletics Department has named Jason Schwarz as the new head coach of the swimming program and Brian Flacks ’06 as the new head of aquatics. Schwarz and Flacks will be replacing current Swimming Program Head and Head of Aquatics Jonathan Carroll, as Carroll has stepped down from his roles in athletics to become a seventh […]

Girls still unbeaten, boys fall to Notre Dame

Going into the final league dual meet of the season at home against Alemany on Thursday, the girls’ track team boasts a 4-0 dual meet league record, while the boys maintain a 3-2 record. The girls’ undefeated record means that regardless of Thursday’s outcome, they have taken first place in the Mission League for the […]

Have you met Molly?

Have you met Molly?

Pockets brimming with pills and powders, a man peddled his goods to the crowd around him as they listened to the latest hits at Ultra Music Festival in Miami earlier this year. Gerard* ’17 and a friend both decided to take a chance, buy some of the drug colloquially referred to as Molly, and use […]

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