Lofty pirate ship pays tribute to Brendan Kutler '10

By Sammy Roth The last six months have seen many tributes to Brendan Kutler, a member of the senior class who died in his sleep in December. But perhaps the most unique tribute of all began at 5:30 a.m. on June 2, when eight seniors climbed atop the wooden pergola outside of Seaver and built […]

Remember the people, not the story

by Anna Etra I wanted my senior column to be epic. I wanted to have the one senior column where people talked about it for years after. I tried. I wrote 600 words comparing my six years at Harvard-Westlake to the corresponding six seasons of “Lost,” but ultimately let Sammy cover that one. I picked […]

Anderson, Neumeyer to chair departments

By Sammy Roth Brenda Anderson will replace Andrew LauGel as head of the middle school Visual Arts Department next year, and Chronicle Adviser Kathleen Neumeyer will lead the new upper school Communications Department, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said. LauGel has taught at Harvard-Westlake for 18 years and was the middle school visual arts department […]

Senior Gift options to be voted on at meeting

By Sammy Roth The money raised for the Senior Gift will be used either to support Financial Aid, the Brownstein Fellowship or environmentally-friendly initiatives, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Eli Goldsmith said. The options were formulated by a committee of the Senior and Head Prefects, student members of the Student Alumni Association, Goldsmith, Chief Advancement […]

Rocketry team 13th in nationals

By Sammy Roth The rocketry team placed 13th last weekend at the national finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge in The Plains, Va. Harvard-Westlake was one of 100 teams from across the country to compete.  The competition was sponsored by the Department of Defense, NASA and 37 other aerospace and educational organizations. Accompanied by […]

How do adults influence Honor Board decisions?

By Andrew Schein Faculty and deans both advised and voted on decisions from the beginning of the Honor Boards’ existence. However, the new rotational system created by the student council-Honor Board merger, in which all representatives except the Head Prefects rotate in and out of cases, has thrown a new variable into the system. Sometimes, […]