2 students join National Debate Team

The National Forensics League selected Sara Evall ’15 and Amelia Miller ’15 to compete on the 2014 United States Debate team. Out of over 120,000 students around the country, nine debaters were selected for the team. Evall and Miller went to Dallas Feb. 7-9 to meet the rest of the U.S. team, practice rounds and […]

Prefects introduce student request page

Prefect Council launched a Facebook page to keep students informed on what it is working on and where students can share their ideas. “With our recent decision to focus our energy on serving the students by improving campus life directly, we felt the time was right to create a Facebook page,” Head Prefect Henry Hahn […]

A tried and true tradition

My mom starts preparing for Thanksgiving about six months in advance. Around May, she’ll start thinking about what she’ll cook this year. Of course there will be the staples: turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and my personal favorite, pumpkin pie. Then, she’ll start researching Thanksgiving décor. How should she design the centerpiece this year? How many […]

Workload committee administers survey

The workload committee is currently surveying students about stress levels, time spent on extracurricular activities, sports commitments and social media. The survey’s goal is to understand students’ experience at Harvard-Westlake, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said. “We’re asking those questions to make sure that we understand what the students’ experience is and that we’re doing […]

Civil War expert discusses influence of slavery on the war

University of Richmond President Edward Ayers spoke to students about the emancipation of slaves and the Civil War, which he described as “two great mysteries that lie in the heart of U.S. history,” in Taper Gymnasium Oct. 30. Slavery was so economically desirable that some states were unwilling to give it up, Ayers told students. […]

Stanford honors 3 teachers

Three teachers were honored by Stanford University as part of the Teacher Tribute Initiative this past month. Latin teacher Paul Chenier, English teacher Jocelyn Medawar and history teacher Dror Yaron were nominated by former students who are now freshmen at Stanford. During the summer, incoming freshmen were given the opportunity to write about a teacher […]