Upper School to implement 1:1 laptop program

Tiffany* ’16 walks into history class and sits down in her regular seat in the back left corner of her classroom in Seaver. She opens up her MacBook Pro and the first thing she does is check Facebook, emails and the daily online shopping sales. Throughout class she switches from her notes on the Civil […]

Thefts prompt revision of security protocol

When Clara McCarthy ’15 arrived at her locker on the morning of Sept. 20, she noticed that her lock was missing. She had left it hanging on the loop unlocked, and as she checked for other missing items, she realized that her Nikon D3100 camera was gone. After filing a missing items report with Head […]

Phone chargers available in library

By Arielle Maxner Phone chargers are now available to be checked out in the library with student ID numbers, much like the current laptop and headphone checkout system. Chargers for multiple types of phones are accessible. The library has ones for most smartphones, such as iPhones, Blackberrys, Windows Phones and almost all kinds of Droids. […]

Recorder pen prompts debate among faculty

By Eli Haims and Claire Hong A policy regarding use of smartpens that record lectures while students take notes may soon be implemented, according the Head of the Upper School Harry Salamandra. Discussions are currently going on between faculty, some of whom use the pens, while others ban them in classes, and the administration. “When […]

Use a laptop, save a tree

It’s no secret that Harvard-Westlake is trying to go green. Water bottles are no longer sold in the cafeteria and the bookstore is selling metal water bottles that can be refilled from new filtered water spigots around campus. Increasingly, teachers are asking students to view worksheets and slideshows online instead of handing out printed copies […]