Dealing with the struggles of re-election

I can’t help but watch with nervous empathy as one of my least favorite parts of the school year approaches. For most students, the next two weeks of March are nerve-filled weeks around school as kids anxiously watch their March Madness bracket fall to pieces after a big upset. But for Head Prefect candidates, the […]

Cruel winter

The Athletic Department will not be hanging any CIF Championship banners in Taper Gymnasium following the conclusion of the winter sports season, just as after the fall. While no team went all the way, all six of the winter sports teams were represented in CIF playoffs. Girls’ soccer: Despite being the top ranked school for […]

Boys' soccer knocked out by top-seed in 2nd round

Despite a late goal off a free kick from Ty Gilhuly ’13 to tie the game, the boys’ soccer team was unable to hold off San Clemente, the top seed in the Southern Section of Division I, in the second round of CIF playoffs tonight. Lucas Bongarra’s first campaign as the head coach of the […]

Boys soccer ousted by top-ranked San Clemente

Despite a late goal off a free kick from Ty Gilhuly ’13 to tie the game, the boys’ soccer team was unable to hold off San Clemente, the top seed in the Southern Section of Division I, in the second round of CIF playoffs tonight. Lucas Bongarra’s first campaign as the head coach of the […]

Win sends boys' soccer to 2nd round of playoffs

In his first start of the season, goal keeper Ryan Shelly ’15 led the boys’ soccer team to a shutout victory over Dana Hills tonight in the first round of CIF playoffs behind goals from Matt Bailey ’13, Beau McGinley ’13 and Milano Sanchez-Johnson ’14. The 3-0 victory earned the Wolverines a trip the second […]

'Hunting' for the best education in the digital age

I celebrated my first “I’m a Second Semester Senior so I Can Watch a Random Full-Length Movie on a Weekday Instead of Doing Homework” night last week. The first movie on my list was “Good Will Hunting,” so I treated myself to two hours of Matt Damon’s exaggerated Bostonian accent. The movie tells a story […]

First Touch: An Interview with Ty Gilhuly

What accounts for the team’s second-half improvement? We had a tough time with Bongarra at the beginning because the atmosphere for this whole school soccer thing has been very relaxed,  and there wasn’t much discipline and it was the most fun. It just was not how Harvard-Westlake wanted to represent itself, undisciplined. At the beginning […]

Boys' soccer hosts Dana Hills in CIF opener

A late-season surge may not have come early enough for the team to claim a league championship, but the varsity boys’ soccer team won enough games down the stretch to finish in second-place in the league and earn home field advantage for the first round of CIF playoffs on Friday. As the team finally starts […]

Oser chooses Stanford

Offensive lineman Thomas Oser ’13 verbally committed to Stanford University on Jan. 14 to play football. Oser narrowed his choices down to Vanderbilt, Oregon and Stanford before making his decision on Monday. Oser recently competed in the Semper Fidelis All-American bowl, a nationally sponsored event televised on the NFL Network on Jan. 4. “I’m excited that I […]