Girls’ Basketball defeats Fairmont Prep

Girls’ basketball beat Fairmont Prep today 65-45. Heading into its last two league games of the season, the squad holds a record of 20-4. Center Kiki Iriafen ’21 scored 18 points, wing Melanie Hirsch ’18 scored 17 points and forward Jayda Ruffus-Milner ’18 scored 15 points. “My teammates did a really good job of getting […]

Spin to Succeed: Is Harvard-Westlake worth it?

Spin to Succeed: Is Harvard-Westlake worth it?

After first reading “Privilege and Pressure,” a 2013 article in the LA Times criticizing Harvard-Westlake’s intense environment Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo said she prepared herself for an avalanche of verifying responses from alumni. Instead, much to her surprise, she said, she received the opposite: Alums quickly and willingly came to the defense of the […]

Melanie Hirsch ’18 dribbles past her injury

Melanie Hirsch ’18 dribbles past her injury

Stepping onto the court, Melanie Hirsch ’18 felt nervous. It was the summer before eighth grade and also her first practice with the Girls’ Varsity Basketball team. While training with her new team, she began to feel pain in her ankle, a discomfort that would wind up haunting her for almost a year and a half. “During practice, I was having a lot […]