Many students prefer audiobooks

The library has recently experienced a surge in the popularity of checking out iPods filled with audiobooks for the majority of the upper school English curriculum rather than with music. “The audiobooks have an added value because they don’t take the place of a book but rather give a student inflections and emotions that they […]

Parents’ Association creates tribute book

The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association launched a Tribute Book for President Thomas Hudnut that will benefit the Thomas C. Hudnut Scholar Endowed Fund for financial aid. The keepsake will be presented to Hudnut on April 27 and will also be distributed to the people who have donated to it. The Parents’ Association is working with the […]

Students, faculty to learn preparedness

Students and faculty will participate in a two-day Community Emergency Response Team training session during spring break. The program headed by the Fire Department trains people in basic disaster response skills, including fire safety, search and rescue and medical operations. Members of this training course will become certified CERT members. “These are life skills that […]

Swim team dedicates win to Justin Carr '14

The swim team observed a moment of silence before its first meet Thursday March 7 to honor the life of Justin Carr ’14, a swimmer who died Feb. 22 apparently of cardiomyopathy. The team won the meet over Crespi and Louisville, 95-74. “I thought it was really respectful,” swimmer John Copses ’14 said. “I actually […]

Marlborough screens student short films

Four films made by Harvard-Westlake students were featured at the Marlborough Film Festival on March 1. “Post Remembrance,” directed by Cosima Elwes ’15, Hana Kateman ’15 and Danielle Stolz ’15, “Voodoo Child,” directed by Roz Naimi ’12 and Joe Kitaj ’12, “Different Drummer,” directed by Nikta Mansouri ’15 and J.J. Spitz ’15 and “The Darkroom,” […]

Students picked as film festival finalists

Eight films created by students from and outside of Harvard-Westlake have been selected as finalists for the third annual Los Angeles Student Media Festival. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in the El Portal Theatre on March 30. “The film I made with So- phia Lopez is about the hurt- fulness of bullying […]

Students perform in teacher’s doctoral recital

All three upper school choirs and Symphony performed in choir teacher Rodger Guerrero’s doctoral recital at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica on Sunday. As part of Guerrero’s coursework at the USC Thornton School of Music, he was required to conduct a recital related to his major, choral music and one of his three […]

Softball pursues Mission League title

After scoring a total of 24 runs in its first three non-league games, and celebrating a no-hitter by Chloe Pendergast ’13, the softball team continues to prepare for its upcoming Mission League season, in an attempt to seize the maximum potential of its offense and pitching, while improving its teamwork and communication. After two run-away […]