JSA Club to attend first overnight convention

Members of the Junior State of America Club will participate in their first overnight convention on Nov. 22. The Southern California (Los Angeles) Fall State Convention will take place at the LAX Mariott and is the first of the three JSA conventions that Harvard-Westlake JSA members will attend.   JSA is a political debate and […]

Educational consultant to lead workshops on diversity for faculty, staff

Educational consultant Derrick Gay will lead workshops on diversity at Faculty Professional Growth Day on Nov. 12. Gay has worked with independent schools for 17 years teaching languages and serving as a senior administrator.   The lectures and discussions will include ways to reframe diversity discourse and progress towards a society that is accepting of […]

Wafflebots compete in scrimmage

The Wafflebots, the combined Robotics class and club team, sent nine students to a scrimmage in which they used a robot designed by last year’s club to throw balls into two separate goals. At the Oct. 5 competition held by Valencia High School, the team faced 20 opponents. “The students learned about the variety of […]

Escape from Reality

“I’ll sacrifice myself. Run, run, run,” Chris Lee ’16 commands with one hand on the keyboard of his computer and the other continuously clicking his mouse. Lee strategizes with Brandon Kuwada ’16, planning the best way to destroy the other team’s nexus, or base. Lee and Kuwada are playing League of Legends, first released in […]

Putting tedious schoolwork into a larger perspective

Bzzt. Another mosquito adhered to my skin, preparing to give me yet another wonderful product of its nature: a big, red, itchy bug bite. I think that might have been my 20th bite that week. Even though I had been in Thailand for three weeks and had visited every year to see my family, the […]

Librarians allow food inside Mudd space

The ban on food in the Upper School’s library has been lifted, and students are now allowed to eat indoors. With this change, Head Librarian Shannon Acedo hopes there will be no need for students to break rules, which will decrease unnecessary stress among library visitors. Bringing food into the Tech Lab is still discouraged, […]

Giolito wins pitcher of the year award

The Washington Nationals honored former Wolverine pitcher Lucas Giolito ’12 as pitcher of the year in the Nationals’ minor league system. Giolito, after a year of rehab on his elbow following Tommy John Surgery, went 10-2 with a 2.20 ERA for the Class A Hagerstown Suns, and paced the team with 110 strikeouts. “It’s an […]

Students rehearse 'Company' musical

A semi-translucent material called scrim hangs from top to bottom on back of the Rugby stage, adding a dreamlike feel to the set of the musical, “Company,” which takes place entirely in a 30-second time span in the head of the main character. “When you light it from the front, everything that is behind it […]

Cuba trip to require digital work

Preparations for the Digital Storytelling Adventure: Cuba trip led by Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke began with an information session held on Sept. 18. The session, attended by both prospective students and their parents, went over the history and significance of Cuba as well as some logistics about the trip, which will be Jan. […]

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