STEMfest features Tesla demo, waffles, games

A Tesla drove into the quad today as a demonstration of hydroelectric engineering at the annual “STEMfest” during break. Students from various clubs and classes set up 38 tables and 60 events around the quad and in the lounge to display class assignments and projects they had undertaken. This is the fifth installment of the […]

Bake sale raises $370 for literacy camp

The Freedom School bake sale committee raised $370 at their first bake sale of the year Friday to buy the camp used books for the summer. They expect to be able to get 50 to 70 books. The Freedom School is a summer reading enrichment camp for underprivileged children hosted at different schools. The program’s […]

Freedom School bake sale benefits literacy camp

The Freedom School bake sale committee hosted its first bake sale of the year May 3 in hopes that they can raise enough money to buy the camp new books for the summer. The Freedom School is a summer reading enrichment camp for underprivileged children hosted at different schools. The program’s mission is to get […]

Alumna hosts writing competition

“Georgetown Academy” co-author Jessica Koosed Etting ’98 is inviting students to submit short stories to her writing contest. Stories can be submittedd to FIGMENT, a website and online community for teen writers and readers. The deadline is May 8 and the two winners’ stories will be featured in the back of “Georgetown Academy: Book Four” […]

Wolk to discuss structure in film

Director and writer Andy Wolk (Suzanna ’10, Sam ’13) will talk to Cinema Studies students about the effect of screenwriting on film structure on April 25 and April 29. He plans to use Sidney Lumet’s “The Verdict” for the basis of his lecture, he said. “It’s not going to be about dropping wisdom so much […]

Community Council to reward students for completed service hours

Monday is the deadline to turn in community service sheets to be eligible for the ice cream snack Dippin’ Dots, which the Community Service Council will provide on Tuesday to students who have completed their community service requirements. The sheets must be turned in to Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church’s office. Each upper school […]

Rising Star

Ben Platt ’11 will star in the upcoming Chicago production of “The Book of Mormon,” playing the role of missionary Elder Arnold Cunningham. The musical is scheduled to premiere Dec. 11 at the Bank of America Theatre and end in Oct. 2013, but show dates are expected to be extended. This will be the first […]

Alumna releases novel, 'Georgetown Academy'

Jessica Koosed Etting ’98 released parts one and two of her interactive novel, “Georgetown Academy” last week with digital publisher Coliloquy. The e-book can be read from the perspectives of the four main characters and readers can switch between perspectives throughout the story. “Instead of it being just one girl’s story, we really wanted to […]

Citizen Jane Festival to show six films

Six Harvard-Westlake student produced short films will be presented in this year’s international Citizen Jane Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri from Oct. 19to Oct. 21. This is the third year students’ films will be shown in the festival, but this year had the most films accepted. The films screening this year are “Voodoo Child” by […]

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