Squad Falls to Santa Barbara

The girls’ volleyball team lost 3-1 tonight in an away match against Santa Barbara High School.  The squad lost the first and second games before turning it around and winning game three; however, it ended up losing the fourth game and the match.

Soma Club raises money for the disabled

The Upper School’s Soma Club was scheduled to hold a concert Aug. 31 to raise money to help a disability center in Burundi. The club will use the donations to purchase wheelchairs, crutches, shoes and vaccines and ship the equipment to the missionary who runs the center. The hour-long concert at the Shalom Disability Center […]

Derrick Gay to speak to faculty, staff

No classes will be held on professional development day Nov. 12 while educational consultant Derrick Gay visits to speak with faculty and staff about making the school a more diverse and inclusive community. Gay will lead a day-long workshop and also speak with interested parents on Nov. 11. “I invited Mr. Gay to do something […]

A home away from home

I don’t mean to offend anyone, but my junior year was better than yours. I spent it at School Year Abroad in Rennes, France. If you enjoy meeting new people, experiencing freedom and gaining a more open perspective of the world, then you’ll like SYA. My friend Matthew Kelson ‘14 had participated in SYA the […]

All-school meetings to replace Civitalks

Upper school students will gather in the gym during 20-minute-long breaks on the first and third Wednesdays of each month as a new form of community building, Assistant to the Head of Upper School and Community and Character Committee member Michelle Bracken said. The committee, formerly known as the Character Education Committee, has discontinued Civitalks. […]

New student advisory program to ease transition for new Upper School students

A new student advisory system headed by Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken and Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church will be instated for all students new to Harvard-Westlake at both the Upper and Middle School. In previous years, the Upper School has lacked a support system for new faces on campus. […]

Wolverines expect to defend title

After defeating Edison High School 2-0 in the Los Angeles Field Hockey Association Championship last season, the biggest game on the schedule this season is the team’s Sept. 12 rematch against the Chargers. Last season, the team went 9-1-1 in Mission League play on their way to yet another league title. “We have a lot […]

Student studies Chinese culture

Theo Velaise ’17 spent six weeks studying Chinese language and culture at the Xiamen University in Fujian on a scholarship he won through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth. The NSLI program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department and provides scholarships to high school students so that they can study languages abroad that […]

Getting the bigger picture

The Dude abides. That’s probably the most important thing I learned during break, but the Dude probably doesn’t care how high he ranks on my list of summer lessons. It all started when my cousin got into film school from his local community college. His new purpose in life was movies, and by the end […]

Physics teacher writes article for science journal

Upper school physics teacher Antonio Nassar’s article titled “Bohemian Trajectories of Airy Packets” was published in the Annals of Physics Journal this summer. The quantum mechanics article, which discusses the variations in the paths of particles and the influence of the act of observation upon these paths, took him about a year and a half […]