Career Day opens to all students

Career Day will be held May 12 at the Upper School and be open to sophomore and senior participants. In past years, juniors would shadow members of their interested fields for a day. Future Career Day events will instead be open to all students at the upper school and take place on campus, with food […]

Orchestra room faces acoustic problems

Instrumental music students have been experiencing high noise levels in the remodeled orchestra room. Performing arts teacher Mark Hilt said they were happy with last summer’s remodel but “especially in the jazz classes, where the instruments are amplified, it’s really too loud” and noise from the instruments can be heard in the adjacent choral room, […]

Alumni to mentor through networking

HW Works and the Harvard-Westlake African-American Alumni Network will hold a speed networking night Oct. 24. Alumni representing various industries, including finance, journalism and entertainment, will mentor recent graduates and current students through the job market and career opportunities. The event will feature nine “speed networking” sessions, during which attendees can seek advice regarding the […]

Computer Science Club to teach Python

Aaron Anderson ’14 and Daniel Palumbo ’14, leaders of the Computer Sciences club, will teach a series of after school introductory classes for the programming language Python staring in October. These classes are for those already with programming experience wanting to learn a new language and students without any knowledge of programming at all. “We […]

Students hold office on junior state cabinet

Four students were elected to senior positions in the California Junior State of America, a student-run youth organization, during the summer. JSA members participate in student government almost parallel in structure to that of the United States, with yearly elections for leadership positions. Samantha Garfield ’14, Jeremy Bradford ’14 and Zoe Dutton ’15 were appointed […]

GSA to screen film directed by alumnus

The Gay Straight Alliance will  screen the film “GBF,” directed by alum Darren Stein ’89, at the Downtown Independent theater on May 8. The film revolves around two gay high school boys struggling to improve their social status through becoming popular girls’ gay best friends. The screening will be held with the cast and crew […]

Character education course to be offered online for next year

An online character education course will be launched this summer and participants’ feedback and suggestions will be used to finalize the program for integration into Choices and Challenges and as an optional course for students and faculty next year, Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas said. The course was conceptualized when an extensive search for […]

GSA members attend convention

Gay Straight Alliance members attended the “Models of Pride” convention at the University of Southern California on Oct. 13. The convention examined gay rights issues and provided solutions to “misconceptions” in society. “[They] said that a lot of people who were put off by gay and lesbian marriage and aren’t supporting that are put off […]

GSA attends clergyman's speech

The Gay-Straight Alliance plans to expand its relationships with other schools and begin hosting its own events, GSA leader Patric Verrone ’13 said. Members attended the Oct. 7 screening of the documentary “Love Free or Die” at Crossroads School and heard a speech from Gene Robinson, the first gay bishop of the Episcopal Church. “It’s […]

David Lim: Italy

David Lim ‘13 went on a 12 day trip to Italy to connect art and architecture with their political and literary context. The trip mostly consisted of visits to ancient Roman sites such as the Colosseum, Trajan’s Column and the ruins of Pompeii, as well as museums. Lim was especially surprised by his experience at […]