Student to work, teach, volunteer on 4 continents

Instead of traveling to New York this fall to start at Cornell University, Eojin Choi ’14 will travel to Nepal to start her gap year. Choi, who is one of the winners of this year’s Brownstein Fellowship, will spend time in four different countries over the course of her travels. In Nepal, Choi will work […]

Confessions of a lifelong learner

To my future self, This is the fourth one of these that I’ve written (the first ones were in sixth, eighth and 10th grade), and the first one that other people will read. I think that’s better, though, knowing that this has to be about the important stuff, and not what my favorite show is […]

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 […]

Hinden to retire after 23 years

After 23 years at Harvard-Westlake, science teacher David Hinden will be retiring at the end of this school year. When Hinden first arrived at the school, he only taught Biology and Biology Honors. However, as time progressed, Hinden began to play a number of different roles at the school. In addition to teaching, Hinden served […]

The Bully Pulpit

We believe in democracy. We’re both in AP Government and Politics and believe in the importance of our civic duties. We believe that our school has a duty to educate us not only in academics, but in the importance of both exercising our rights as citizens and performing those civic duties. But, Tuesday’s senior class […]

Major Fans

While stuck in a wheelchair after a swimming accident two summers ago, Dora Palmer ’15 entertained herself by sitting on her porch and drawing the people who walked by. After encouragement from her mother, she began sketching some of her favorite celebrities and fictional characters for practice. Soon, this way to pass time became a […]

Department to host ‘Moby Dick’ reading

The second overnight read-aloud of “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville hosted by the English department is set for April 17. Instead of spanning a weekend as it did last year, the reading will begin Thursday 4 p.m. and end at 2 p.m. on Good Friday, when school is closed. Like last year’s reading, anyone interested […]

Slam group to perform for new Poetry Week

The Get Lit Players, a performance poetry group of Los Angeles high school students is performing this week at sophomore and junior class meetings as part of Poetry Week, hosted by the English and Visual Arts departments. The group will recite classic poetry and the players’ original poems that are reactions to those poems. Although […]

Overcoming the past

Had Lucas Hernandez ’14 stayed in public school after graduating from middle school, he would have attended Leuzinger High School or Lawndale High School, the two high schools in the Centinela Valley Union School District. At these schools, less than 40 percent of students met state expectations on standardized tests during the 2011-2012 school year. […]

Casting by color

On the first day of rehearsal, performing arts department head Rees Pugh waited for silence before addressing the 50-person cast of “Hairspray,” this year’s fall musical. “I hope that this show will lead to many conversations about race and civil rights,” Pugh said, “but we won’t have time for these conversations in rehearsal.” The story […]

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