English teacher resigns to found boys’ school

Head of Middle School English Department Jennifer Dohr will leave Harvard-Westlake in June to found a new middle and high school, Beacon School for Boys. “I am working fulltime to open the doors of Beacon,” Dohr said. “I am tremendously grateful to Harvard-Westlake for 20 incredible years. It’s been quite a ride. The interest in […]

Gender Studies class offered again next year

A class entitled Ethics and Culture: Gender Studies in Science, Philosophy and History will be offered again next year. “In a sense, my class is what the gender studies course has always been, however, there is a common view that gender must mean feminism,” Malina Mamigonian said. “Gender is a social construction and feminism (though […]

Chamber Singers participate in festival

Chamber Singers performed in their first public appearance this year at a festival held at the Biola University Conservatory of Music in La Mirada. “The festival at Biola was an amazing experience,” said Theodore Sokoloff ’15, who sang at the festival. “We were surrounded by so many talented choirs, and I learned a ton from […]

Junior presents at Jane Austen conference in breakout session

Alexa Bowers ’16 was a speaker at the Jane Austen conference Oct. 10-12 in Montreal. “I am the first high school student to lead a breakout session so I was really nervous, but I just got out from presenting and it went really well,” Bowers said. “I’m glad they gave me the opportunity to present.” […]