31 seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Wednesday the names of 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists across the country, including 31 students from Harvard-Westlake. The semifinalists are the students whose 2015 PSAT scores comprise their respective states’ top one percent. California’s selective index, which is the state-specific cutoff minimum PSAT score needed to achieve semifinalist status, is […]

A space for debate

A space for debate

Last year students had the privilege of hearing from several speakers who brought us inspiring messages of acceptance, struggle and perseverance. Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, shared his experiences with the desegregation of schools and explained how racism is a persistent systemic issue. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 encouraged us […]

Deniz Armani: Robotics

Engineer Deniz Armani will be taking over for physics teacher Karen Hutchinson to lead the Robotics Club during the school year and in their competitions beginning in January. Armani previously worked at Glenair Inc. as the Director of Research and Development, where he identified and developed new products and technologies before the company brought them […]

Sara Cohen: English

Sara Cohen joins the Upper School English department after serving as a visiting fellow at Drexel University’s Great Works Symposium. Cohen, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature at Occidental College and both a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at UCLA, hopes to utilize her knowledge of different styles of […]

No conflicts arise from lunch period

The new mandatory lunch period did not cause any conflicts with student schedules, the upper school deans’ office said. “We always have conflicts, but there were no extra conflicts created because of lunch,” Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo said. “There might have been a little less flexibility. We were able to ensure from the beginning […]

Editorial: Maintaining our Core Values

Editorial: Maintaining our Core Values

For the past year now, anyone who drives down Coldwater Canyon can see that our neighbors are unhappy with us. Along the way to a school that prioritizes integrity and purpose beyond ourselves, signs emblazoned with hurtful phrases like “Stop Harvard-Westlake’s Destruction of the Coldwater Canyon” paint us as some sort of evil vying for […]

Max Tash: Yearbook, Broadcast

After two years of working part-time livestreaming athletic events through HWTV alongside the athletic department, Max Tash will teach yearbook journalism courses and build a broadcast journalism program. “The HW Broadcast Journalism program, in conjunction with the Chronicle, will be a signature program that high schools throughout the world will want to emulate,” Tash said. […]

High Stakes: Meet the Players

High Stakes: Meet the Players

The ability to problem-solve effectively is very important to Austin* ’16, which is why he discussed current events every week with the Society of Global Affairs and did Ethics Bowl last year. “I like to think that everything I do is related to problem solving because I think that’s what you do in a career,” […]