Documentary to feature Advanced Dance I class

Documentary filmmaker Martha Wheelock will be filming Advanced Dance I students this week to include in her latest film, a biopic on the life and influence of women’s suffragist Inez Milholland in the early 20th century. As a young adult, Milholland assumed a key role in the National Women’s Party and led countless pro-suffrage parades […]

Theology professor discusses human capacity

By Chelsey Taylor-Vaughn Amir Hussain, Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University and editor of the journal of the American Academy of Religion, discussed religious ethics and Islamic law with humanities teacher Malina Mamigonian’s Ethics class on Nov. 29. Hussain showed a clip from Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” that mocked people for overreacting […]

GSA Pride Day to include scavenger hunt, fundraiser for Trevor Project

By Allison Hamburger The Gay-Straight Alliance’s Pride Day this Friday will include a scavenger hunt, a rainbow dress-up day and a fundraiser for the Trevor Project (a hotline to prevent suicide among gay youth) GSA co-president Gabe Benjamin ’11 said. Students are encouraged to dress up in bright colors, and face paint will be available, […]

Wheelock organizes tree protests

By Jordan Freisleben The Jacaranda tree in the Rugby garden adjacent to the drama lab was cut down on May 7 in order to accommodate a temporary structure for silent study, Head of Campus Operations JD DeMatté said. The library, including the silent study area, will be closed for a year while construction on the […]

12 to depart from faculty

By Wendy Chen At least a dozen teachers are being hired to replace those leaving this summer to retire, take other jobs or pursue higher education. Upper school chemistry teachers Christopher Dartt and Stephanie Quan will leave their jobs. Dartt taught Advanced Placement Chemistry and Honors Chemistry. He is moving to Seattle, where his wife […]

CNN reporter postpones Women's History Assembly

By Rebecca Nussbaum CNN National political correspondent Jessica Yellin ’89 was supposed to speak at the Women’s History Month Assembly on March 7 but was called out on an assignment, English teacher Martha Wheelock said. The assembly was moved to March 21. “She was sorry, but this time, she promises to be here,” Wheelock said.

Wheelock to discuss feminist movement

By Megan Kawasaki English, Ethics, and Gender Studies teacher and Upper School Humanities Department Head Martha Wheelock lectured on the feminist movement and its social, intellectual and political influence on women and men at the Beverly Hills Library on February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Wheelock discussed present-day views of feminism, its role as a positive moral force, […]

CNN reporter to speak about women’s history

By Chloe Lister   CNN National political correspondent and Westlake alumna Jessica Yellin ’89 will speak March 7 at the Women’s History Month Assembly. English and Gender Studies teacher Martha Wheelock, who organizes the assembly every year as part of her Gender Studies class, said that she looks for “women who have made history” when […]

Green Cup Challenge encourages students and teachers to reduce electricity usage

By Lara Sokoloff After reducing Harvard-Westlake’s energy usage by 13 percent during last year’s Green Cup Challenge, the school will enter the competition once again in hopes of reducing the amount of energy consumed on campus, President of the Environmental Club Jessica Barzilay ’12 said. The contest challenges members of the Green Schools’ Alliance to reduce seven […]

Alum advocates physician-assisted suicide option

By Austin Block “I have a terminal condition,” ethicist John West ’74 solemnly announced to Martha Wheelock’s seventh period ethics class on Dec. 6. “It’s called life.”  West, an ethicist and author of “The Last Goodnights,” a book detailing how he assisted the suicides of both of his terminally ill parents, spoke to students in […]