Speaker discusses methods to address microaggressions

Speaker discusses methods to address microaggressions

In an effort to spark conversation about the impact of microaggressions, educator and diversity speaker Rosetta Lee spoke in an all-school assembly March 8. In addition to debunking myths regarding microaggressions, Lee provided different tools for students to utilize when confronting these situations. Microaggression, or “accumulated impact,” is a term used for common phrases or […]

Middle school government creates Honor Code video

By Beatrice Fingerhut The middle school’s Student Government and Character Committee created a video to promote the importance of following the Honor Code. The video was shown at an all-school assembly. It centered around a student sharing information on a test, who was being chased by many others hoping to receive answers. “Students took well […]

NASA astronaut gives presentation to students

By Daniel Rothberg A NASA astronaut, who launched into space on board the space shuttle Atlantis last May, told students about his mission to fix the Hubble telescope at an optional middle school assembly May 11. Astronaut Mike Massimino said the purpose of his visit was to educate students about the space program. “I learned […]

Brown speaker to discuss disease

By Hana Al-Henaid Public health expert Peter Katona (Lindsay ’03 and Joey ’06) will be featured as this year’s Brown Family speaker in an all-school assembly on April 19, according to Executive Assistant to the President Ann-Marie Whitman. Katona works at UCLA Medical Center as a specialist in infectious diseases and is the Associate Professor […]

Psychologist stops middle school assembly

  By Nick Pritzker Former upper and middle school bookstore assistant and middle school librarian, Mary Noell, died of a blood clot on Jan. 28. She was feeling sick on Thursday afternoon and was rushed to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with a blood clot between her heart and lung. Noell died later that […]

Head prefect candidates release statements

By Erin Moy and Allegra Tepper Juniors running for head prefect finalized and released their candidate statements today. The election for head prefect will be held on Monday, March 23, after an all school assembly where each candidate will answer questions in front of students. Classes will follow a Monday schedule due to the assembly […]

Gay rights activist urged students to make a difference

By Catherine Wang A gay rights activist urged Harvard-Westlake students to try and make a difference in the world. Kevin Jennings, the founder of the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network, spoke to an upper school assembly Friday about his life as a homosexual, and the lack of equality in America. It was Jennings’ third […]

Huybrechts stresses character development

By Lucy Jackson As the first step toward a new emphasis on character education, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts will announce her theme for the upcoming school year in an all-upper school assembly today. The theme, “Character, not circumstance, makes the person,” is a Booker T. Washington quote that Huybrechts hopes will remind students to […]

Online votes, forums enhance Prefect election

By Julie Barzilay The Prefecture competitions are underway in a newly renovated election process geared towards clarifying the role and duties of a Prefect. On April 8 and 9, sophomores, juniors and faculty members were encouraged to nominate juniors to run for Head Prefect, a departure from the sole option of self-nomination of years past. […]