Seniors to take seminars instead of regular classes

By Mary-Rose Fissinger Thursday, May 20, is Senior Transition Day. The day features several different offerings of Senior Seminars, which focus on everything from managing money to sex. The seniors will also attend a breakfast, talks by guest alums and yearbook distribution for seniors. Spots are limited for some of the seminars, so members of […]

Seniors prank junior, sophomore classes

By Sammy Roth The Class of 2010 lost its senior privileges for three days after two computers and a camera were damaged in a prank, Head of Upper School Harry Salamandra announced in an email to the class Wednesday. Sophomores and juniors left Taper Gymnasium after the Head Prefect assembly Wednesday to discover that many of their […]

Students volunteer for TreePeople at second Community Council event

By Anna Etra Sixteen students planted trees on Oct. 18 at an event organized by the Community Council. The 16 sophomores, juniors and seniors gathered at the Upper School and took a bus to the Castle Heights neighborhood with math teacher Ashley Satterthwaite-Johnson. Upon arrival, the students planted with a group of volunteers attending the […]

Make a difference

By Julie Barzilay I’m getting on in my years and some of my memories are starting to fade.  Quick: who was your first-unit seventh grade P.E. coach?  That’s what I thought. But I do remember the time Briana lugged fun-fetti cake to my Chem class on my 16th birthday, and the time Alison called to […]

High Stakes: Episode 7

By Ali Pechman The Chronicle tracked three seniors through the college application process. The three seniors reflect on their experiences and give advice to future Harvard-Westlake applicants. RAQUEL:Cameron SheedyParsons School of Design What is the worst advice you got?Don’t go to art school; it’s not practical. A lot of people told me, “try to go […]

Prefects evaluate Honor Code

By Esther Zuckerman It was supposed to be a discussion about the Honor Code. Senior Prefects David A. Alpert ’08 and Emma Kaplan ’08 were on stage during the senior assembly to moderate and take notes respectively, and Senior Prefects Gaven Lucas ’08 and Hannah Moody ’08 prowled the aisles with microphones. Head Prefect Tasia […]

Repair community service program

And those are the honest students; others lie about their service and fulfill their requirement without ever actually conducting outreach. The program needs to be repaired, and to make the program successful, it should be student-run. The administration is planning on revamping the community service program. Director of Community Service Jan Stewart is now part-time, […]