After Assault

After Assault

For months, she didn’t know anyone else who had gone through what she had. Samantha* was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance at a friend’s house after a party last April, she said. “No,” she had told her attacker during the assault. “I don’t want to, please stop, get off me.” Samantha said she thought “he […]

School offers measles vaccination to faculty

Ten faculty members were vaccinated for measles at both the upper and middle school campuses March 11. Following the measles outbreak last December that spread throughout the country after originating in Southern California, Harvard-Westlake offered a titers test for any faculty members who wanted to find out if they were immune. Out of both the […]

Musicians play in jazz concert

At the Jazz Band’s “Evening of Jazz Combos” show on Friday and Saturday night, more than 35 songs were played by eight combos. “It was a great experience getting to play in a small group and getting to know the other Jazz musicians at Harvard-Westlake,” drummer Sophia Dienstag ’17 said. The combos ranged from four […]

12 acts in 13 quotes

13 students talk about the 12 plays they wrote to be performed April 24-26 at the Playwrights’ Festival. Sabrina Batchler ’15 “Bromeo and Julius” “It is a parody of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ but it’s the bromance version in which the two characters are separated because their parents catch them smoking weed together.” Covi Brannan ‘15 […]

One Call at a Time

One Call at a Time

“Hi, this is Teen Line, my name’s Lily,” Alexa Nourafchan ’17 answered the phone, giving a fake name, as is Teen Line policy. She arrived at the offices in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for her weekly evening shift, but this one was different — it was her first time answering a real call on the line, […]

School mandates daily lunch periods in schedules

Students will be required to completely block periods four, five, six or seven starting next year in an effort by the school to make sure students will be able to eat lunch during frees in the middle of the day. “Culturally, this signals a shift toward trying to find a new center of balance for […]

6 delegates win awards at MUN conference

Six delegates from the Model United Nations club won awards within their committees at a conference at Marymount High School March 14. Megan Cohen ’17 won the best delegate award in the Novice Earth Summit Committee. Jaebok Lee ’16 won commendations for the Advanced Historic Specialized Committee, as Leonid Brezhnev and Neda Mazdisnian ’16 won […]

Students named Spotlight semifinalists

Two upper school students were named semifinalists for the Los Angeles County Spotlight Awards, both in the Jazz Instrumental category. Roughly 1,500 high school students auditioned for the awards this year in a broad range of categories including Jazz. Of these students, 108 entrants were selected as semifinalists this year, with 15 semifinalists in the […]

MathCounts is 15th in state math contest

The Harvard-Westlake Middle School MathCounts team earned 15th place in the March 14 state MathCounts math competition at University of California, Irvine after earning third place in the chapter division competition in Torrance on Feb. 28. The competition allows middle school students to compete against students from other schools on a local, state and national […]

Debate team continues streak of success

The debate team received an invitation to participate in the Old Parkland Debates, an invitational World Schools event, in Dallas March 28-29. In the high school division, five debaters will compete against some of the top debaters in the world. At the David Damus USC Tournament March 6-8, Nick Steele ’16 placed second and Cameron […]