Crooked coverage: the Olympics

The Olympic Games, more so than any other sporting event, aim to connect people from all around the world. The opening and closing ceremonies conducted at every Olympics allow host nations to showcase their unique and diverse cultures. Olympians have the chance to represent their countries on a global stage; national pride and patriotism are […]

Special Olympics athletes prepare for World Games on campus

Special Olympics athletes prepare for World Games on campus

With music blasting from speakers and members of the school and Studio City community cheering them on, Cuban and Czech Special Olympics athletes marched down the Ted Slavin Field in a procession to the quad. There, American staples – hamburgers, watermelon and pies – awaited them. Volunteer Katie Kreshek ’16 watched from her ice cream […]

Boys' water polo players place second in Junior Olympics

Nineteen members of the Harvard-Westlake boys’ water polo squad, playing as Los Angeles Premier, took second place in the U.S. National Junior Olympics under-18 category, facing four of their former teammates in the championship game. They were also the youngest team to finish in the top 24 of the tournament in Orange County from July 25-28. “I […]

Torres ’85 encourages students to disregard age, follow dreams

Five-time Olympian Dara Torres ’85 encouraged students to “never put an age limit on your dreams” at the annual Women’s History Month Assembly March 18, where she spoke about her career, which spanned from her junior year at Westlake School for Girls to a final attempt to qualify for the 2012 London games as 45-year-old […]

Torres '85 tells students to "never put an age limit on your dreams"

Five-time Olympian Dara Torres ’85 encouraged students to “never put an age limit on your dreams” at the annual Women’s History Month Assembly March 18 where she spoke about her career which stretched from her junior year at Westlake to a final attempt to qualify for the 2012 London games as a mother at age 45. […]

Soccer alum laces up for New Zealand Olympic team

The 2012 London Olympics marked Ali Riley’s ’06 second trip to the world’s biggest sporting event. She first appeared in Beijing four years ago, where the Stanford product led the New Zealand National Women’s Soccer Team through pool play. A dual citizen of the United States and New Zealand, Riley has made 59 appearances for […]

Wolverines travel to Summer games

President Thomas C. Hudnut, Matt Beyer ’15 and Matthew Stieg ’14 were three of the reported nine million people in attendance at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Hudnut attended the games to cheer on Alex Osborne ’05, Ali Riley ’06, Track Coach Felix Sanchez and his son Peter Hudnut ’99. Peter won a silver medal in […]