Construction leads to change in arrival policy

By Victor Yoon Policies for late student arrivals on campus have changed as a result of the construction taking place on campus and on Coldwater Canyon. Previously, students who arrived at school late for their classes needed to check in with Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado before proceeding to class. However, because the construction on campus […]

School to excuse Coachella absences with parents’ assent

By Ingrid Chang Last year more than 70 students were given detentions for unexcused absences on the Friday of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. This year the administration is taking a more flexible stance on absences on the Friday of the three-day festival, which runs from April 15-17 as long as students are […]

School overturns policy requiring photo purchase

By Sajjan Sri-Kumar Students are not required to buy prints of their yearbook pictures, after the school decided to reverse its policy. The school had always required students to have their picture taken for the yearbook, but the school had never required students to purchase prints of those photos. This year, the school was planning […]

School bypasses Honor Board in math case

By Jordan Freisleben   Students who confessed to knowingly cheating by studying from previous years’ tests in last year’s Introduction to Calculus Honors classes cannot receive college recommendations from their calculus teachers and must complete four hours of community service. The administration bypassed the Honor Board and directly asked members of the class to confess […]

Model UN elects new secretariat for 2009-2010

By Nicki Resnikoff Joe Girton ’10, Claire Kao ’10, Alex Leichenger ’11 and Michelle Yousefzadeh ’10 were elected the secretariat for the Model United Nations club for next year. Club members cast votes through e-mail May 18. The process of nomination was different from previous years. While members used to make nominations during a club […]

Over 70 students submit to Film Festival

By Lesley Whitaker High school students from Southern California have submitted more than 70 films to the Harvard Westlake Film Festival, which will be held April 18 at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. Max Grey ’08 and Drew Foster ’08 are working with video art teacher Cheri Gaulke and film teacher Ted Walch to organize […]