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 […]

146 fail to complete service by deadline

By Eli Haims One hundred forty-six upper school students failed to complete their community service requirement by the May 2 deadline, Head of Community Council Gaby Cohen ’11 said. Among the 146 were 44 seniors, 58 juniors and 44 sophomores. Since March 16, 401 students have completed their service. The Community Council hosted four events […]

Seniors who fail to complete service hours will not matriculate

By Alice Phillips As of March 16, 547 out of 870 upper school students had not completed their community service requirement for 2010-2011 year. The deadline to complete the requirement is May 2. Seniors who fail to complete the community service requirement will not graduate, Head of Upper School Harry Salamandra said. If their service […]

School to start after Labor Day

By Daniel Rothberg The 2011-2012 school year will begin on the Tuesday after Labor Day, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said. The start date falls on a Tuesday rather than a Wednesday, as is typically the case, to account for a day lost during a planned three-day weekend in October. The long weekend in October, […]

The responsibility is ours

Harvard-Westlake is littered with committees. And as if there weren’t already enough committees to keep track of on the upper school campus before this year, we can now add the sportsmanship review committee to that list. The sportsmanship committee’s proposals to change the culture of conduct at sporting events are likely to draw the ire […]

Students fail to perform community service

By Chloe Lister Forty seven upper school students had yet to complete their community service requirement upon the last day of 2009-2010 school year, Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken said. Eight of these students were seniors. The eight received diplomas at graduation but “[Head of Upper School Harry] Salamandra called them […]

Long-lost memories

by Nickj Resnikoff The end of any school year brings finals and APs, the promise of sleeping in and sunbathing at the beach every day. It is marked also by yearbooks and along with them the time to recall memories to scribble in the inside covers and inserts. Entries usually feature a standard message like, […]

Photo Gallery: Club Showcase

Clubs and campus organizations set up booths on Wednesday, Feb. 17 to present what they have been working on since the beginning of the school year.

Culture Shock

By Jordan Freisleben and Lauren Seo As he unbuckles his seatbelt, Gavin Cook ’10 reaches for his wallet. Looking up, he is slightly surprised to see his mother get out of the driver’s seat, instead of the taxi driver waiting for him to pay. With a slight smile, he realizes he’s not in China anymore. […]

Why it only takes one

Welcome back! I hope you are as excited as I am about this school year; it’s going to be a terrific one! We announced this year’s Character Education theme at the opening-of-school convocation, but I’d like to elaborate on what I think the theme could or should mean for all of us. It seems to […]