22 students perform at year’s first Coffee House

Students and faculty packed the lounge Monday after school to watch 22 singers, actors, pianists and guitar players for the first of three Coffee Houses this year. To kick off the performances, coffee and snacks were served in the lounge, which was also decorated to look like a coffee house. “It was wonderful,” Adam Hirschhorn […]

New detention to include table cleaning

Students serving detention will now serve their detention cleaning tables and picking up trash in the quad. Students who receive detention must help the maintenance crew for 15 to 20 minutes for five days before and  during school. Students in detention met Monday morning with upper school Attendance Coordinator Gabe Preciado to discuss the new […]

Debate team hosts tournament

The debate team hosted a tournament at the Upper School Nov. 2-3. The tournament was comprised of schools mainly from California with a select few schools from other states. Harvard-Westlake debaters did not participate in the tournament which concluded at the Courtyard Mariott in Sherman Oaks. “The tournament went well, the debaters were very respectful […]

Deans open signups for spring college tours

Juniors must turn in their tour preference form and a signed set of the college tour rules by Dec. 10 if they chose sign up for the east coast college tours. Both tours will take place over the first week of spring break to give juniors a feel for many colleges. Each trip costs $2,495. […]

In defense of rigor

A Los Angeles Times headline recently proclaimed that “At Harvard-Westlake School, Some Wonder if Standards Are Too High.”  I, for one, believe that as a community, we would be much better off wondering if our standards are high enough. When I arrived at Harvard-Westlake 12 years ago, I knew that I had come to a […]

Peer Tutoring program to change, 6 head coordinators announced

Garrett Cayton ’14, Eugenie Lund-Simon ’14, Sarah Novicoff  ’14, Chelsea Pan ’14, Rayne Peerenboom ’14 and Josh Shapiro ’14  will serve as Peer Tutoring Coordinators for this year, Head of Student Affairs Jordan Church said. The six coordinators will head a program that will now incorporate more frequent group study sessions with the hope of […]

An unusual SAT experience

The SAT made me nostalgic. I don’t think it’s supposed to do that, but, with the time I had left at the end of the writing section, I couldn’t help but think back to the first time I took the SAT, in China. It was my ninth month in Beijing, where I had been living […]

Drama students view ‘Pericles’ on field trip

Students in Advanced Acting and Directing and the Actor and the Stage I and II attended a daytime performance of “Pericles” at A Noise Within Theatre in Pasadena Nov. 6 on the first-ever day-time field trip that the drama department has ever done to expose students to classical theatre, performing arts teacher Christopher Moore, who […]

Center midfielder commits to UCLA

Girls soccer center midfielder Chloe Castaneda ’15 has decided to take her talents to Westwood and become a UCLA Bruin in two years.  Castaneda, who was selected for the United States U17 Women’s National Team, said that the school’s campus and coaches made her decision simple. “They definitely had been one of my top schools […]

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