Chemistry students make bonds in, out of laboratory

By Nika Madyoon Jake Schapiro ’12 ripped off his shirt as he became consumed with the excitement of the chemical reaction taking place before him. He grabbed a bottle of distilled water and squirted David Kolin ’12, as was customary. Katy Perry’s vocals blasted from Schapiro’s computer, filling the room with music. It was a […]

Colorblindness subtly affects students

By Judd Liebman John Lee ’12 stared in confusion at the Bunsen burner flame. He said the task was easy for most of his fellow Chemistry Honors classmates: all they had to do was record the color of the flame. But Lee, who is colorblind, could not differentiate the hues of the flame.  “I know […]

Girls' water polo to face Arroyo Grande in Irvine tournament

By David Kolin Having beaten every opponent this season, the girls’ water polo team will begin playing in the Irvine Tournament on Thursday. The team won its last two league games against Louisville and Marymount. On Monday, the girls defeated Louisville 21-2. On Tuesday, the team faced Marymount and won 22-1. So far this season, […]

Girls' water polo remains undefeated

By David Kolin After posting three lopsided wins in the last two weeks, the girls’ water polo team notched a 17-0 shutout against Louisville Jan. 13.  Last week and earlier this week, the team beat Notre Dame 16-1, Los Osos 9-2 and Marymount 22-3. Harvard-Westlake is ranked first in Southern Section Division IV, and Los […]

A sentimental, nostalgic view

By Danielle Kolin I love Harvard-Westlake. I hadn’t thought about my love for this school until the nostalgia and sentimentality of the end of senior year hit in full force. During the school year, I didn’t talk about the aspects of the school I love. I certainly didn’t hear people talk about how they loved […]

Students to compete in Moot Court competition

Four students will go to the Duke Moot Court Competition in February of next year, the first time Harvard-Westlake students will participate in the competition. Two teams, consisting of Jon Loder ’07 and Julia Hahn ’09, and Danielle Kolin ’08 and Melissa Saphier ’08 have been invited to participate in a scored discussion at Duke […]

Researcher to present eye cancer discoveries

By Marsha Labunsky Danielle Kolin ’08 will present her summer research on eye cancer to the American Academy of Ophthalmology on Friday in Las Vegas. Kolin spent two months this summer working with Dr. A. Linn Murphree, director of the Retinoblastoma Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She researched retinoblastoma, an eye cancer that originates […]