Risk it for the biscuit

As my time at Harvard-Westlake comes to a close and I’ve had some time to reflect on my experience, I wanted to give a few tips on how to make the most out of your time here. First off, don’t get jealous. The competitive nature of the school fosters the idea that what college you […]

Students win awards for computer science

The National Center for Women and Information Technology honored seven Harvard-Westlake students with the Aspirations in Computing Award during a ceremony in Newport Beach May 20. The ceremony was part of the 10th annual NCWIT Summit, which ran from May 19-21. “This year was especially exciting because the ceremony was during the NCWIT summit, so […]

Obama, Time Magazine recognize Collins’s ’97 influence, achievements

Jason Collins ’97, the first active athlete in a major American sport to come out as gay, was recognized by Time Magazine 2014 list of “100 Most Influential People in the World” and by President Barack Obama last week. Collins was named by Obama to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. “It’s a […]

History journal publishes student’s term paper

A history paper written by Sarah Novicoff ’14 has been published in the Concord Review, a history journal that publishes strictly high school papers four times a year. Her paper, titled “Isolationism to Internationalism: The Foreign Policy of Theodore Roosevelt” was featured in the spring edition of this year’s journal. “It’s basically about the way […]

Boys’ basketball coach reaches 600-win mark

Basketball coach Greg Hilliard, who has accumulated nine CIF titles and two state championships in his tenure, added another milestone with his 600th victory Jan. 31, when the boys’ varsity basketball team defeated the Notre Dame Knights 66-60 to snap a five-game losing skid. “Greg Hilliard has been one of the great coaches in our […]

School to host relay meet in memory of Carr ’14

Harvard-Westlake will host the first annual Justin Carr ’14 Memorial Relay Meet March 1 at the Copses Family Aquatics Center. All members of the Mission League will compete, with the times counting towards CIF qualifying, but not towards league standings. Carr was a member of the swim team who died of cardiomyopathy last February during […]

School to accept more sophomore applicants

The Office of Admission will accept as many as 20 new sophomores into the class of 2017 for next year, Director of Admission Elizabeth Gregory said Friday. The school has enrolled 29 new students into the 10th grade class the past three years. This year’s ninth grade class is smaller than past years’, and the […]

School to host cultural exchange program, second WLSA conference

As a founding member of the World Leading Schools Association, Harvard-Westlake will host the second annual WLSA Student Conference in July. The school will also launch a new summer program, the World Youth Leadership Institute, which will take place the week before the WLSA conference. In conjunction with the WLSA conference, the school will host […]

Fanatics, athletics department resolve student section dispute

One aspect lacking from the Homecoming 2013 finale football matchup against  Palisades other than a Wolverine victory was the presence of a single, distinct student section in the stands. Instead of congregating in one area of the bleachers, Wolverine Fanatics were split up throughout the bleachers, the track and the lower quad, hindering communication between […]

Teachers attend Florida Round Square conference

Upper school history teacher Nini Halkett and middle school Spanish teacher Melissa Strong attended the Round Square School Association Conference in Boca Raton, Florida from Oct. 6-10, hosted by Saint Andrew’s School. Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts invited the two teachers to observe the conference to see whether Harvard-Westlake would join the association as it […]

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