Seniors skip 263 classes for college visits last week

By Victor Yoon Seniors missed 263 classes last Thursday and Friday for confirmed college visits, Head of Attendance Gabriel Preciado said. However, in total 353 classes were missed, leaving 90 absences unconfirmed. The number of classes missed this year is much higher than the 287 classes missed during the same weekend last year. “I think […]

Girls’ tennis aims for 10th league title in 12 years

By Camille Shooshani Tomorrow’s scrimmage against Beverly Hills High School will test the strength of the girls’ varsity tennis team after the loss of four starting seniors. The girls hope they will be able to claim their 10th Mission League title in 12 years in the team’s upcoming season, Head Coach Chris Simpson said. “We’re […]

Cheerleaders to compete with expanding program

By Micah Sperling The cheerleading squad is primed for this season with more members than ever before. This year, there are 23 cheerleaders on the team. In addition to cheering at the school’s sporting events, the team will take part in both dance and cheer competitions throughout the year. The team did not compete last […]

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 […]

Sign up forms released for annual Senior Retreat

By Elana Zeltser Sign up forms have been released for the senior retreat, which will take place from June 7-9 in Big Bear at Camp Cedar Lake. Currently, the student organizers are Chris Holthouse ’11, Melanie Borinstein ’11, David Olodort ’12 and Katie Lim ’13, but any seniors interested in planning the trip can join […]

Seniors solicit donations for class gift to school

By Wendy Chen Seniors in the Student Alumni Association are collecting donations that will go toward the senior gift.The money will go to the Alumni Scholar Endowment Fund, a fund that provides financial aid for students at school. Later this month, members of the Student Alumni Association will volunteer at the Spring Alumni Phonathon, calling […]

Seniors place in local computer science contest

By Alex Leichenger A four-person team of seniors won third place in a computer science competition Saturday at Troy High School. The team of Gabe Benjamin ’11, Jacob Swanson ’11, Ben-han Sung ’11 and Will Aalto ’11 had to solve 10 problems in a three-hour time span in the Dave Wittry Memorial Programming Contest. At […]

Senior team places 3rd in programming contest

By Alex Leichenger A four-person team of seniors won third place in a computer science competition Saturday at Troy High School. The team of Gabe Benjamin ’11, Jacob Swanson ’11, Ben-Hang Sung ’11 and Will Aalto ’11 had to solve 10 problems in a three-hour time span in the Dave Wittry Memorial Programming Contest. At […]

Researcher explains results

By Eli Haims   Results from a study on stress fracture, for which Harvard-Westlake students served as test subjects from 2003 to 2004, were presented in an assembly on Monday. The results were presented by Michelle Barrack, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Orthopedic Surgery Division of Sports […]

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 […]