Google Drive accounts ready for student use

By Rachel Schwartz The Harvard-Westlake Google Drive media platform is up and running, ready for students to sign in and set up their accounts. “In Google Drive, you can create new documents, spreadsheets and presentations instantly. Work together at the same time, on the same doc, and see changes as they appear,” says the Google […]

Kutler Center Officially Dedicated; Ribbon Cut

By Jack Goldfisher The Kutler Center for Interdisciplinary Studies was officially dedicated after school Friday, and the Kutler family cut the building’s ribbon in a ceremony featuring speeches from top administrators. More than 50 alumni and faculty as well as the building’s architect Lester Tobias attended the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon. Head of […]

Students attend enrichment program

by Erina Szeto About 80 rising fifth and sixth graders attended the Summer Enrichment Program at the Middle School for four weeks during the summer. Middle School Attendance Coordinator Brenda Simon runs the program, which is in its 20th year. Students took classes in core subjects and performing arts. They also performed routines that they […]

School Year Abroad to begin research

By Allana Rivera A student control group consisting of Upper School foreign language students who have studied abroad will be tested on cognitive abilities in September and May by the School Year Abroad research program. SYA will compare these results to the students who plan to spend the upcoming year living abroad. The tests are […]

US Back-to-School moves to Sept. 22

By Noa Yadidi Upper School Back-to-School Day was moved to Sept. 22 due to the second installment of “Carmageddon” 405 freeway closures between the 10 and 101 freeways. The 405 will be closed on Sept. 29 and 30 in order to continue the expansion of the Mulholland Drive bridge, dubbed “Carmageddon II,” according to the […]

Library replaces search engine

By Sarah Novicoff A new library catalog search engine called Destiny will replace the previous system, Infocentre, for the upcoming school year. “[Destiny is] faster, slicker, and easier,” head librarian Shannon Acedo said. “Its search capability is cleaner and more functional.” Destiny allows users to create their own account and save lists and searches. Accounts […]

10th grade course now teaches safety

By Ally White Safety tips will return to the Choices and Challenges curriculum this year after a four years absence. With unmonitored access to social media, and sophomores beginning to drive, the reintroduction was deemed important by security. Security guards Jim Crawford and Mark Geiger will discuss safety both inside and outside of school. “[With] […]

College Board to enforce SAT security procedures starting Oct. 6

By Claire Goldsmith The College Board implemented new security procedures that require students taking the SAT to complete a four-step identification check before they can be admitted to the test. The new protocol will be enforced starting at the Oct. 6 SAT next Saturday. When registering for the SAT online, students must upload a photo […]

Prefect Council institutes Monthly Meals events

By Lauren Sonnenberg The Prefect Council kicked off its Monthly Meals events selling cheese rolls, apple strudel and chicken empanadas from Porto’s Bakery this Monday, Oct. 1. In past years, food from nearby restaurants has been sold only on special occasions. With the institution of Monthly Meals, the Council aims to make off-campus food options […]

Admissions Office to hold Student Ambassadors Training Event

 By Julia Aizuss The Admissions Office will hold its annual Student Ambassadors Training Dinner at the middle school campus on Sept. 27. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. all ambassadors from grades seven through 12 will attend seminars on how to tour and answer the questions of prospective students and parents, skills which are central to […]

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