Moore reveals next years performing arts shows

“Company” will be the fall musical, and “As You Like It” will be the winter play next year, performing arts teacher Christopher Moore said in an email May 21. “Company,” with music and lyrics by composer Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, will be directed by performing arts teachers Michele Spears and Ted […]

Track and Chronicle, my high school loves

I’ve had two loves all throughout high school. Okay, whatever, right? But I’ve been with both of them, at the same time. DUN DUN DUN. It wasn’t what it sounds like. They both knew of the other, and agreed to share, albeit begrudgingly, at times. But now, faced with the inevitable impending end to both […]

School accepts 7 more sophomores

Seven new sophomores were recently admitted to next year’s 10th grade class, in addition to 15 admitted earlier. “We have a very large 12th grade class graduating, and the ninth grade class is smaller than usual, so we had a goal of admitting more 10th graders,” Director of Admission Elizabeth Gregory said. “We didn’t want […]

Commons addresses parent concerns

President Rick Commons and Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts have invited parents of African-American students to a dinner June 4 at the home of Maria and Jeff Harleston (Miles ’15, Zachary ’17) to discuss the experience of black students in the classroom and social community. Members of the Parents of African-American Harvard-Westlake Students group, which […]

Latin teacher to join English Department

In 1999, Harvard-Westlake was advertising at Stanford University for an English teacher opening while Latin teacher Paul Chenier was at graduate school there for classics. Figuring that his literature-based seminars at Stanford would make him a good fit, he applied for the job, but didn’t get it. But he did come to the middle school […]

Baseball alumni reach semifinals with Emory

The 22nd ranked Emory baseball team has reached the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Baseball Championships, following a 9-7 victory over State University of New York, Cortland, May 25, and an upset victory over second ranked Linfield College, May 24. The run has been due in part to the efforts of three former Wolverines […]

Judgment isn't conducive to success in the real world

I personally think Jef Mallett is the unsung genius of this generation. He’s the illustrator and writer of the comic strip “Frazz,” and before I continue, yes, I do read the comic section of the Los Angeles Times every morning. A recent “Frazz” strip compared schooling to preparing for a marathon, and asked the question […]

Video arts students film documentaries for citywide project

Six students in Video Art I filmed, edited and uploaded mini documentaries to showcase a typical day in Los Angeles for the One Day in LA project. Participants in the project filmed what they were doing on April 26. Cole Kawana ’16 created a film made up entirely of aerial shots from his drone. He […]

Election season

When Amelia Miller ’15 got home one day last week, she found a group of people admiring temporary tattoos that said “Matt Miller for Congress, Endorsed by the Los Angeles Times.” Miller’s father, Matt, is running his campaign to represent California’s 33rd Congressional District out of their house. There are 17 other candidates vying to […]