Model UN attends UCLA United Nations conference

22 members of the Model United Nations club participated in the UCLA United Nations conference Nov. 16 to 17. Students represented Japan and the United Kingdom and separated into committees to debate topics ranging from malnutrition to the use of technology in aiding humanitarian crises. Each participant wrote and presented a paper stating their country’s […]

MUN travels to Georgetown for conference

Eight students from the Model United Nations club traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Northern American Invitational Model United Nations conference Feb. 15-18. Over 3,300 high school delegates from the United States, China and England competed at the conference and students from Georgetown University, where the conference was hosted, acted as the conference’s committee […]

Model UN wins awards at conference

The Model United Nations delegation attended a tournament where their members won six awards. The Harvard-Westlake team represented Germany on 15 different committees discussing various global issues. Sara Evall ’15 won best delegate while serving on the UN environment program.  David Woldenberg ’15 received outstanding delegate for his work on the International Maritime Organization, and […]

2 to study in Rennes, Beijing

By Claire Goldsmith Two sophomores will spend the 2012-2013 school year living with host families in foreign countries as part of the School Year Abroad program. Alex McNab ’14 will live in Beijing, China while Matthew Kelson ’14 will attend the program in Rennes, France. In Beijing, McNab will integrate immersion in Chinese culture with […]

Model UN cancels trip because of low attendance

Model United Nations cancelled its annual February trip to the National American Invitational at Georgetown University this year because of the lack of student interest. This is the second time a MUN trip has been cancelled for this reason. MUN President Vivian Mao ’12 credited the lack of interest to the difficulty of missing school. […]

MUN to chair conference with Marymount High

By Noa Yadidi The Model United Nations club will host its annual conference Saturday, co-hosting with Marymount for the first time. The conference is Model UN’s first conference of the year. Marymount will help run committees, help determine who earns points, and help decide who will win awards. “We’ve always had a close relationship with […]

Model UN to attend Georgetown conference

By David Burton The Model United Nations Club will travel to Washington this weekend to one of the largest Model United Nation conferences of the year. Eight club members will attend the international conference at Georgetown University. “This is by far the biggest conference of the year,” Junior Representative Alex Leichenger ’11 said. The North […]

Model UN delegation wins award at UCLA

Students in the Model United Nations club participated in a conference at UCLA on Nov. 8 and 9, and seven more students attended a conference at Tustin High School on the weekend of Nov. 22 and 23. Jason Byun ’09 won a gavel, equivalent to a first place finish, for the “Rise of Robespierre” crisis […]

Mock debate kicks off political awareness week

 By Dana Glaser Students and teachers packed into the lounge Wednesday morning at break to watch a mock primary debate argued by students acting as presidential candidates. The Current Events Club, Environmental Club and Model United Nations also set up information stands around the room. Moderated by history teacher David Waterhouse, the debates covered real-life […]

Give us intramurals

Countless students are unable to participate in the athletic programs at Harvard-Westlake for various reasons. Some students have other extracurricular obligations, whether it be Chamber Singers, Jazz Explorers or Model United Nations. Others have chosen to focus on one sport rather than spread themselves out over all three athletic trimesters. But wouldn’t it be nice […]