Truth Tree Spreads Awareness During Suicide Prevention Week

Truth Tree Spreads Awareness During Suicide Prevention Week

In an effort to spread awareness regarding teen suicide and mental health, Ally Salvador ’19 initiated and organized a project called the Truth Tree from Sept. 11 to Sept. 14. Members of the community who took part in the project wrote their inner feelings and goals anonymously on slips of paper, which she referred to […]

New student mentorship program has first meeting

New student mentorship program has first meeting

Members of the new student mentorship program met for the first time during a pre-orientation for new students Aug. 23. Counselor Michelle Bracken said the administration created the program after realizing a need for a support system analogous to Big Sibs at the Upper School. “[The program] gives you someone to ask if you need […]

Students attend Talk Project meeting

Talk Project representative Ashley Cooper spoke to students interested in presenting at this year’s workshops to inform them about the training process and begin organizing the curriculum on Jan. 29. The Talk Project is a peer-to-peer sexual violence awareness program. Each year, participants give a presentation about issues including sexual assault, rape and consent culture […]

Students propose future assembly speakers

Assistant Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken and Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church are taking suggestions for future all-school assembly speakers following Luis J. Rodriguez’s speech Oct 18. In order to suggest a guest speaker, students must fill out a proposal sheet, which will must contain information on the proposed budget and the ways in […]

Faculty traveled to Mexico over break

Faculty traveled to Mexico over break

Seventeen faculty members immersed themselves in Mexican history and culture in Mexico City, traveling to museums, staying at a hacienda and exploring the streets of the city June 13-19. The trip was sponsored by the Gunter Gross Global Fund and supported by Harvard-Westlake families for the Faculty Summer Fellowship, which allows faculty members to broaden […]

Senior prank falls without a splash

Security guards thwarted an attempt at a senior prank following the Head Prefect election assembly in Taper Gym on March 29. The seniors planned to throw water balloons at the underclassmen as they exited the assembly, but, under an order from Assistant to the Head of the Upper School Michelle Bracken, the security guards confiscated […]

Administrators forget to cancel AP limits meeting

No members of faculty nor Prefect Council attended the third of four open meetings to talk about AP limits, which was scheduled to take place Monday during Activities. Several students arrived and waited for members of the administration to arrive, but none showed up. Administrators did attend a meeting during second period Monday. Interim Head of Upper […]

Community continues to discuss microaggressions

Community continues to discuss microaggressions

Following last week’s all-school assembly, in which advocacy clubs screened a video highlighting instances of racist, sexist and homophobic language on campus, faculty and students continued their discussion of microaggressions in Ahmanson Lecture Hall during Activities Nov. 7. Student leaders from the Latino-American Student Organization, Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club, La Femme and Gender-Sexuality […]

Faculty to view “Star Wars” screening

Eighty-five members of the faculty and staff will attend a free screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Dec. 19 at the IMAX headquarters in Playa Vista. Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn (Cassidy ’06, Cody ’08), IMAX President Greg Foster (Lucas ’08, Jackson ’11, Drew ’13) and Steve Bing ’82 arranged the screening to thank […]

Students protest bathroom closing on social media

Students reacted to the closing of the girls’ restroom on the first floor of the Seaver Academic Center by putting up new posters and using social media to promote women’s empowerment around campus. The restroom was shut down for several days last week after it was vandalized with purple lipstick with messages such as “Please, […]