Spring college admissions grow in popularity

By Rebecca Nussbaum Most college-bound 18-year-olds graduate high school in June and begin college in August. However this common path is changing as more universities are offering spring admittance to help manage enrollment, Upper School Dean Vanna Cairns said. “The college that uses [spring admission] the most is USC,” Cairns said. USC doesn’t use a […]

Admins name 5 seniors for full-ride scholarships

By Eli Haims A committee of administrators and deans selected five seniors to compete for prestigious scholarships at East Coast colleges. Natalie Epstein ’12 was chosen as the Morehead-Cain Scholar candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. David Olodort ’12 is up for the Jefferson Scholarship for the University of Virginia. Jessica […]

Outscoring the Nation

By Arielle Maxner   Four hours of sitting. A scantron of blank bubbles. A pile of freshly sharpened pencils and bright pink erasers. The newsprint standardized testing packet. All are familiar to the student taking a standardized test, whether it is the SAT or the ACT. This past year, according to the College Board, “the […]

Summer school offers new classes, increases enrollment

Summer school at Harvard-Westlake experienced an increase in student enrollment and new class offerings. New classes such as Boil, Fizz, Pop: The Science of Cooking and Eating and Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel were added to the list, which includes the popular journalism program, math preparatory classes, Gold Medal Sports camps, and the Performing Arts […]

Deans to host admissions from 40 colleges

By Emily Khaykin Representatives from 40 colleges will host sessions for juniors and their parents at the 30th annual Junior College Night tomorrow night beginning at 7 p.m. “This year is going to be really exciting, not only because it has been 30 years since the college night for juniors was created but also because […]

Oxelson accepts counseling position at Horace Mann School

By Alice Phillips Upper School Dean Canh Oxelson will leave at the end of this school year to become Horace Mann School’s Director of College Counseling. “There were only a few opportunities that I would’ve jumped at,” Oxelson said. “One would be a great college admissions job, which I’ve looked at in the past, and […]

Top schools restart early applications

By Saj Sri-Kumar The return of early admission to Harvard University and Princeton University stands to benefit Harvard-Westlake students, Upper School Dean Beth Slattery said. “It’s better for our school that all of [the highly selective schools] have early programs,” she said. “We were not surprised [by the decision] and we were pleased.” Slattery predicted […]

2 teachers attend Colbert, Stewart rally in capital

By Arielle Maxner Director of Financial Aid Geoff Bird and Upper School Dean Mike Bird attended the Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear at the Washington, D.C. National Mall on Oct. 30. The Rally was actually the merging of two rallies, the Rally to Restore Sanity and the Rally to Keep Fear Alive, that were […]

Deans end spring break college tour to Northeast, add tour to South

By Saj Sri-Kumar The school will not be running a college tour for juniors to the northeastern states this spring break. Upper School Dean Jon Wimbish said that the school elected to run a tour through the Midwest, nicknamed the Bison Tour, and one through the South, nicknamed the Spider Tour, instead of one tour […]

School hosts bowling competition for faculty

By Megan Kawasaki About 40 faculty members from both the Middle School and Upper School competed against each other in a bowling game at Pinz Bowling Alley, after school May 7. The Middle School has hosted a bowling game for the past three years, but this is the first year upper school faculty members were […]

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