Obscure places on campus

Most students probably know the school’s campus like the backs of their hands. They know the shorter alternative routes  to get to class as well as which stairs are less arduous to climb. Yet, there are still some nooks and crannies of campus that remain less known. While many faculty members regularly climb the stairs […]

Big names of campus

Names like Seaver, Chalmers, Rugby and Mudd are all used daily to describe where classes are taught, where a test will take place or where to meet up with a friend. Before the names were signs on buildings, they were the names of people who taught at, donated to or studied on this campus, or emblems […]

Spanish teachers attend AP seminar

Teachers attended a seminar last Friday titled “Vertical Teaming and Scaffolding of Instruction” given by Laura Zanke, the College Board’s co-chair of AP Spanish Language and Culture development. Due to the visitor, Spanish classes were cancelled for the day. The seminar’s purpose was to teach instructors activities that better students’ communication in real-world situations, a […]

Cycling club rides in first CicLAvia

The cycling club joined thousands of other cyclists to participate in their first CicLAvia event as a group. Held Oct. 6, the eighth CicLAvia event since its  start in downtown Los Angeles in 2010, welcomed cyclists as well as pedestrians to ride or walk down typically car-heavy streets. “A number of people have gone to […]

Commons to speak to alumni, parents

President Rick Commons will address alumni and their parents Oct. 16 at the middle school at an event titled “Meet the President.” The event already has 300 RSVPs from families and alumni. Commons said he still does not know what he will say to the attendees but said he hopes to figure it out soon. […]

Administration approves Spain trip

Students will have the opportunity to go on a two-week tour of Spain during spring break. The trip, chaperoned by Spanish teacher Javier Zaragoza, will be from March 21 to April 6. Students are scheduled to spend five days in Toledo and Valencia each. In these cities, students will participate in homestays and take Spanish […]

Alumni to mentor through networking

HW Works and the Harvard-Westlake African-American Alumni Network will hold a speed networking night Oct. 24. Alumni representing various industries, including finance, journalism and entertainment, will mentor recent graduates and current students through the job market and career opportunities. The event will feature nine “speed networking” sessions, during which attendees can seek advice regarding the […]

Chamber Singers practice new songs, participate in group activities on retreat

Chamber Singers gathered at Camp Wrightwood in the San Gabriel Mountains for their annual retreat Sept. 27-28. Students rehearsed new songs and played volleyball as a group activity. At the end of the retreat, students gathered in a full circle to share their feelings and experiences during the retreat and discuss their expectations for the […]

Midterms no longer mandatory for freshmen

The ninth grade class will no longer take midterm exams, effective this year. In the past, ninth graders were separated from the rest of the middle school student body in mid-January to take semester exams in their core academic classes. Seventh and eighth grade students do not take midterm exams while all upper school students […]

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