'Do Well and Do Good'

The character theme or motto we introduce each school year usually focuses our attention on a narrow range of behaviors or outcomes. Several years ago the focus was on thoughtful and ethical decision making — choosing the “hard right over the easy wrong.” Another year, the reminder was, “Just because you can doesn’t mean you […]

A call to inaction

Halfway through a summer Netflix marathon, I thought I really should be tackling that list of books my dean gave me instead. Rather than lying there and letting my brain cells rot, I should be doing something productive. This pattern repeated itself every time I watched Very Mary-Kate on collegehumor.com or clicked through my friends’ […]

"Do Well and Do Good"

The character theme or motto we introduce each school year usually focuses our attention on a narrow range of behaviors or outcomes. Several years ago the focus was on thoughtful and ethical decision making — choosing the “hard right over the easy wrong.” Another year, the reminder was, “Just because you can doesn’t mean you […]

Plans aren't set in stone

On July 21 at about 5 a.m. I was ready to go, wearing a tired smile and my favorite fleece jacket, with two heaping suitcases at my feet. My plane was bound for Ann Arbor, Mich., where I would be working at a series of internships in the arts. Although I’m a heavy packer in […]

Help us make this year fun

As Master Oogway states, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it is called the present.” Though  a humorous aside from Dreamworks’ “Kung Fu Panda”, this quote, we believe, holds true here in our everyday experiences at Harvard-Westlake. It is easy to reflect on past years, even […]

Reintegration: Surprising struggle

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 them to understand, […]

Everybody loves a hero

If you ask a comic book fanboy where Superman was born, he’ll dutifully lecture you about Krypton, Superman’s father Jor-El and the years Superman (then Kal-El) spent hurtling across space in his protective spacecraft. If you pose the same question to a sociologist, he’ll calmly explain that Superman was born out of American fear, desperation […]

Senior works on farm in Maine

Martin Riu ’13 woke up at 5:30 a.m. There was little light outside, but Riu dragged himself out of bed to feed pigs and chickens, move cows and set up fencing. At 7:30 a.m. he went back to make breakfast. Then he went back outside to continue his work. This was just the start of […]

Alumna marries in school chapel

Cinema studies and performing arts teacher Ted Walch officiated in the wedding of Claire Cochran ’06 and Kent O’Connor in St. Saviour’s Chapel on Aug. 25. Both Cochran  and her  older brother Adam Cochran ’04 performed in multiple drama productions that Walch directed. Walch received a license to perform weddings online at Universal Life Church […]

Alumnus hired to be ESPN anchor

ESPN hired a former Chronicle Sports Editor this past summer to be an anchor for the network. Doug Kezirian ’95 played water polo at Harvard-Westlake and Brown University before moving to Las Vegas to be a TV sports anchor and director for the local Channel 13 news. Shortly after Kezirian’s June 28 final appearance, the […]

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