Tip of the ice bucket

Step 1: Be nominated. Usually by a friend or family member. Step 2: Get a bucket. Step 3: Have someone hold the camera for you. Step 4: Fill the container with ice and water. The more ice, the more impressed your friends will be. Step 5: Look into the camera; explain that you are participating […]

Castaneda trains with U.S. U-17 National Team

Soccer player Chloe Castaneda ’15 was one of the six midfielders chosen to attend the U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team’s week long training camp in Lakeland Ranch, Fl. Casteneda, who helped the girls’ soccer team earn a Mission League championship and a number one ranking among high school teams on the West Coast in 2012, is […]

Computer science course enrollment increases 72 percent

Flipping through a 2013-2014 curriculum guide, Laura Campbell ’16 landed on AP Computer Science A, a college-level programming course that teaches object-oriented software design as well as Java. Campbell had taken programming outside of school, but this year was the first that it fit into her schedule. “I’m doing computer science because it’s always interested […]

5 festivals to present student films

Twelve student films  will be screened at five film festivals across the country in October. “Finding Erica Jones” directed by Natalie Markiles ’13, “Forest King” directed by Nikta Mansouri ’15 and “Righteous Conversations” directed by Rebecca Hutman ’12 and Jamie Feiler ’12 were selected for the film portion of the Tower of Youth Festival Oct. […]

Seniors in SSR to design, conduct individual scientific experiments

In a few weeks, they’ll enter the lab wearing protective safety goggles, gloves and rubber lab coats, taking every possible precaution. Drip by drip, they’ll mix a compound with acid, but if they move too fast, the dangerous mixture will explode. Mac Colquhoun ’14 and Andrew Friedman ’14 will brave the hazards of the reaction […]

HWTVSports to broadcast 3 additional football games following Loyola broadcast

After the airing of their first broadcast of the Harvard-Westlake Loyola football game on Aug. 31, HWTVSports plans to broadcast more games this season including Harvard-Westlake’s Homecoming game against Palisades Charter High School on Oct. 5. HWTVSports is a broadcasting program led by Athletic Director Jason Kelly, that livestreams sports video online.  Matt Beyer ’15 […]

Teacher organizes journalist film screening, Q&A session

A documentary honoring the life of award-winning photojournalist Tim Hetherington, who was killed in Libya while working on a documentary, will be screened Oct. 1. A question-and-answer session with Hetherington’s personal friend and Human Rights Watch employee Peter Bouckaert will be held after the film. Upper school performing arts teacher Ted Walch is a former […]

Costume classes to visit downtown fashion district

Theatrical Costume Design I-II students will take an optional field trip to downtown Los Angeles Sept. 26 to enhance their class projects. Students will get materials for future projects and learn more about costume design. “[The] administration is really supportive of field trips. They see a huge value in getting kids off campus and exposing […]

Teachers don’t bite, I promise

I can’t speak with any conviction about much of anything that happened in the ancient Greek acropolises and I don’t know any Greek letters beyond what we’ve been forced to learn for math. One thing I do know about the goings-on of Athens in the 400s and 300s BC is that Plato and Aristotle, the […]