Foreign language teachers present awards to students

By Camille Shooshani, Catherine Wang and Elana Zeltser The Foreign Language Awards assembly honored students who have excelled in advanced foreign language courses on Tuesday, May 17 in Rugby Auditorium. Senior awards were presented to Gabe Benjamin ’11 for Japanese, Austin Block ’11 for Spanish, Jordan Freisleben ’11 for French, Robby Goldman ’11 for Latin […]

71 students fail to complete annual service requirement

By Maddy Baxter and Eli Haims Seventy-one upper school students who failed to complete their community service by the May 2 deadline still hadn’t fulfilled the requirement by May 18, Head of Community Council Gaby Cohen ’11 said. Of the 71, 16 were seniors, 33 were juniors and 22 were sophomores. The Community Council extended […]

Film Festival directors selected for 2012

By Allison Hamburger The directors of next year’s film festival will be Olivia Chuba ’12, Jamie Ember ’12 and Roz Naimi ’12.   Chuba, Ember and Naimi will organize the festival of student films and “The Day After,” during which the filmmakers participate in workshops. Two of the directors will coordinate the evening film screenings […]

Head Prefect Elections 2011-2012

Sophomores and juniors will elect two Head Prefects for the 2011-2012 year next week. Candidates will speak in front of both classes during break on Wednesday, March 25. Voting will begin after the assembly in Taper. Below are links to written statements submitted to the Prefect Council by each of the five candidates.

It’s history and it should be

Semiformal as we know it is history,” Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said — and history it should be. After the alcohol and drug-related hospitalizations of students who attended the afterparty, the administration made the logical decision to cancel semiformal. Though the actual semiformal dance was not the problem, its existence in its current form […]

3 juniors qualify, move on to finals in debate forum

By Saj Sri-Kumar Wireless internet access for student laptops is being added across the Upper School. The Prefect Council has been working with the school’s Computer Services department to expand student access to the school’s Wi-Fi to the entire campus, which they hope to accomplish by the end of the first semester, which concludes on […]

Almost half of students ask for schedule changes

By Jessica Barzilay Before any other students had seen their schedules, Gabe Benjamin ’11 knew his was a problem. Benjamin’s dean, Cahn Oxelson, notified him that due to an irreconcilable conflict, he would have to adjust his course load. Benjamin’s situation was unusual, because the issue could not be resolved, but the resulting adjustment to […]

Clue Eight

By Allegra Tepper Zaakirah Daniels ’10 Annabelle* Intended major: Human Development Was this outcome expected or unexpected?   Totally unexpected. I wasn’t even considering Cornell at the end of junior year. I’m a very open person, and I kept it on because I was talking to the track coach, and I ended up falling in […]

Gaulke names juniors as Film Festival directors

By Catherine Wang Nicholas Lieberman ’11 and Jacqueline Sir ’11 were selected by Film Festival faculty adviser and Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke to direct the 2011 Harvard-Westlake Film Festival. Lieberman and Sir were both involved in the festival this year, reviewing submissions and helping decide which films were screened.

Juniors to tour colleges in midwest, northeast

By Kelly Ohriner The 40 spots on each spring break college tour have been filled. The Jumbo Tour and the Wolverine Tour both leave on April 4. Juniors on both tours will spend a week touring colleges. The Jumbo Tour will visit various east coast schools while students on the Wolverine Tour will see schools […]