School to stream graduation online

Commencement will be livestreamed this year for the first time. The livestream will be available to watch on the Harvard-Westlake website in real time. People can also watch the video afterward.  

Misfortune cookies

Ever since I started high school, my biggest fear has not been the SAT or not getting enough sleep; it’s fortune cookies. My irrational and extremely foolish fear of the cookies is based on my experience that my fortune always ends up being wrong in the worst way possible. For example, during my second week […]

Students present business ideas to Yahoo! experts

This year’s STEMFest included Harvard- Westlake’s own “Change the World Idea Competition,” an opportunity for students to receive feedback on environmentally beneficial tech business ideas from Yahoo! tech experts, a new addition to the annual science and math festival. Students were sent an email informing them how to prepare their presentations and the potential questions […]

Top Honors

Valedictorian–Zoe Bohn ’14 Salutatorian–Joey Lieberman ’14 Lester Medvene Award–Adam Yaron ’16 Awarded to a sophomore who contributes to the life of the school and embodies Lester Medvene’s “curiosity of mind and dedication of spirit.” Rensselaer Award–Jamie Skaggs ’15 Given to a junior who has distinguished himself or herself in the study of math and science […]

Would you be able to kill a man?

Would you kill a stranger? For most of us, we respond to this vehemently refusing. Of course no rational person would elect to kill someone; that’s wrong. Our initial reaction is a strong one, because we’ve been conditioned to expect one right answer and one wrong answer. But let me explain the rest of the […]

Squad ends on 4-game winning streak, fails to make CIf Playoffs

Despite finishing the season with a four-game winning streak, the varsity softball team fell just short of CIF, ending Mission League play one game out of the top spot. The team’s final league record was 6-4 and its overall record was 10-12-1. The team’s winning streak was highlighted by team captain Jessica Johnston ’14, who […]

Student wins national Chinese competition

Joss Saltzman ’16 won first place in division B of the 2014 Preliminary Competition of the Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition for the southwest United States in San Diego May 16, and received a prize package including books and a Beijing opera mask. “I think Joss’s success is due to his creativity, which inspires him to […]

2014 Senior Columns

Click on the bolded headline to read each person’s senior column. Jack Goldfisher “Life is Goodo” Noa Yadidi “I’ll miss my family in Weiler Hall” Claire Goldsmith “Words I never thought I’d say” Sarah Novicoff “What should I write my column about?” Jensen Pak “Learn from your experiences” Patrick Ryan “Risk it for the biscuit” […]

Wimbish announces All-Community Read

Head of Middle School Jon Wimbish announced “Pay it Forward” by Catherine Ryan Hyde as the middle school’s All Community Read May 19. The story follows Trevor Mckinney, who is assigned a project to come up with a plan that will benefit the world. Mckinney initiates his plan of aiding people who then repay him […]

Student art to be in gallery

Artwork by photography students will be featured in a show entitled “What Remains” at the dnj Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica June 7 through 21. This will be the second time artwork by Harvard-Westlake students will be exhibited at the dnj Gallery. The exhibition entitled “The Figure of Photography” was shown last year […]