School Year Abroad to begin research

By Allana Rivera A student control group consisting of Upper School foreign language students who have studied abroad will be tested on cognitive abilities in September and May by the School Year Abroad research program. SYA will compare these results to the students who plan to spend the upcoming year living abroad. The tests are […]

Reintegration: surprising struggle

By Ally White There is no possible way someone who wasn’t there could understand. No matter how many stories people allow you to tell, generally three or four, they cannot possibly comprehend my year abroad. That is why reintegration is so difficult; a distance is created between me and everyone I left. I desperately want […]

Head Prefects of 2012-2013 school year announced

By David Lim Current Junior Prefects Katie Lim ’13 and Michael Wagmeister ’13 won the election to serve as Head Prefects in the 2012-2013 school year, Head of Student Affairs Jordan Church said. Wagmeister beat out fellow Junior Prefect Sam Wolk ’13 and Lim ran against Elle Wilson ’13, the only non-incumbent candidate for the position. Voting […]

The actor within

By Saj Sri-Kumar Before this school year, I can’t remember ever setting foot on the Rugby Auditorium stage. Until September, I had never enrolled in a performing or visual arts class at the Upper School, coming very close to not finishing my graduation requirement. Today, however, I find myself spending more time in Rugby than […]

Carney's gives students another discount

By Elana Zeltser Prefect Council announced that students will be eligible to receive a 50% discount at Carney’s on Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Students must bring their Harvard-Westlake I.D. cards to redeem the discount. It is the second time this deal has been offered this school year.

Defending their honor

By Eli Haims “When an Honor Code infraction has happened, the community is broken to a certain degree,” Chaplain Father J. Young said. “If it’s a big one like that history cheating scandal, it’s obvious that the community is broken. But even in a little one, if a teacher can no longer trust a student […]

Student updates iPhone schedule application

By David Lim  An updated version of the iHW schedule app for the 2011-12 school year was released Oct. 25 on the Apple App Store for iOS devices. The free app, which displays a student’s daily schedule, did not work properly when students tried to add their classes for this year and instead showed the […]

Cutting edge

By Claire Hong Claire Baba ’12 decided to shave a small portion of the left side of her head in mid-August. She shaved it herself, using a clipper and creating a pattern of layers. “I thought it looked cool,” Baba said. “We’re going to have our hair for 70 years, might as well do something […]

Dartt to move to Seattle

By Eli Haims “I had no plans to ever become a teacher… it wasn’t something that I had even considered,” said chemistry teacher Chris Dartt, who will be leaving at the end of the school year to move to Seattle. Dartt began his teaching career seven years ago when the biotechnology startup company that he […]

Chinese Cultural Club holds end of year party

By Catherine Wang Chinese-American families celebrated the 2010-2011 school year at the annual end of the year party held by the Harvard-Westlake Chinese Cultural Club May 22. HWCCC president Valrie Lee Oser (Thomas ’13, Alexandria ‘16) passed the presidency on to Suzy Li (Bradley ’12, Kevin ’14). Cynthia Torres (Spencer ’10, David ’14) moderated a […]

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