Seniors prank junior, sophomore classes

By Sammy Roth The Class of 2010 lost its senior privileges for three days after two computers and a camera were damaged in a prank, Head of Upper School Harry Salamandra announced in an email to the class Wednesday. Sophomores and juniors left Taper Gymnasium after the Head Prefect assembly Wednesday to discover that many of their […]

Social Committee taking co-chair applications

By Sade Tavangarian The Social Committee formed by prefects Aarti Rao ’10 and Jennie Porter ’10 that plans fundraisers and theme activities during Wednesday breaks is currently taking applications from interested juniors and sophomores for co-chair next year.

Chamber Singers welcome new voices

By Kelly Ohriner The results of the Chamber Singer auditions were announced on Monday. Of 18 freshmen who tried out, four were accepted, and they will join 11 sophomores. 14 juniors were also accepted into Chamber Singers. One soprano, two altos, four tenors and three basses are returning from this year’s choir. Seven sopranos, seven […]

New members picked for mixed choir

By  Kelly Ohriner Nine juniors, nine sophomores and four freshmen were admitted into next year’s Chamber Singers. They were chosen from the 50 students who auditioned during the week of April 13-24. Auditions consisted of singing scales, sight-reading a piece and completing an excercise in tonal memory. Next year’s choir will be larger than the […]

Bek announces Peer Support Coordinators

By Nicki Resnikoff The Peer Support Coordinators for 2009-2010 year were announced in an e-mail to this year’s coordinators and trainees on Monday. The coordinators will be juniors Charlie Mischer, Ava Kofman, Peter Schwartz, and Natalie Margolin. The current coordinators and this year’s trainees chose next year’s coordinators.

Lidow, Porter win Head Prefect election

Father James Young announced Tuesday in an e-mail to all Upper School students that Reid Lidow ’10 and Jennie Porter ’10 won the Head Prefect election. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors voted in the election that took place Monday and Tuesday. While Porter ran unopposed, Lidow beat out candidates Jake Schine ’10 and A.J. Sugarman ’10 […]


By Sonya Mitchell  Does any other senior besides me possess the mentality that as we leave Harvard-Westlake for good, the school itself will simultaneously cease to exist? That without our class, the school will stop functioning? That the class of 2008 has made such a vast impact and played such an integral part at Harvard-Westlake, […]

Foster bonds through retreat

Why do only lower school students get the privilege of a four-day October vacation? Upper schoolers need a retreat just as much, if not more, than their junior high counterparts. A campus-wide retreat would foster an environment filled with a sense of community rather than competition, which this campus clearly needs if we reexamine this […]

Online votes, forums enhance Prefect election

By Julie Barzilay The Prefecture competitions are underway in a newly renovated election process geared towards clarifying the role and duties of a Prefect. On April 8 and 9, sophomores, juniors and faculty members were encouraged to nominate juniors to run for Head Prefect, a departure from the sole option of self-nomination of years past. […]

Wilson beats girls' hoops

By Lucy Jackson Without its top two scorers healthy for the second half of the season, the girls’ basketball team fell to Wilson in the first round of CIF competition last month. After an undefeated start in league, the team hit a rough patch with leading scorer Nicole Hung ’10 out with a knee injury […]