Students to read 'Moby Dick' aloud overnight

Students will stay up all night to read “Moby Dick” aloud in its entirety April 24 – 25 at the Mudd Library for the Harvard-Westlake Moby Dick Big Read, organizers announced at assembly today. Two of the organizers of the third annual event, Jack Stovitz ’16 and Tiana Coles ’16, said that students who are […]

School announces filmmaking trip to Cambodia

HW! Go’s Digital Storytelling Adventure trip to Cambodia has not been officially approved by the school, but registration is open on the Friendship Tours World Travel website. Ninth to 12th grade students who want to go on the trip July 17-28 must fill out an application explaining why they want to go on the trip […]

Middle school P.E. now gender-separated

Seventh and ninth grade physical education classes are now separated by gender in order “to enhance the experience of girls at Harvard-Westlake,” Kimberley Hieatt, head of the middle school physical education department, said. The eighth grade classes cannot be separated by gender due to a required weight training class that only has one teacher and […]

Summer trip to Cambodia, Beat the Bot Challenge announced at assembly

A Digital Storytelling Adventure to Cambodia, a Beat the Bot Challenge and the Advanced Dance II teaser for their upcoming show highlighted Wednesday’s assembly. Sarah McAllister ’15 announced that Head of Visual Arts Department Cheri Gaulke, cinematographer Jeff MacIntyre and the director of Friendship Tours World Travel Alethea Tyner Paradis will lead a trip to […]

Garcetti to speak at assembly March 23

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 will be featured as this year’s Brown Family Speaker during assembly March 23. Garcetti graduated from Columbia University as a John Jay Scholar in 1992. He studied at London School of Economics was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He also taught international affairs at the University of Southern […]

Sophomore creates social networking app

Daniel Singer’s ’17 first time running a business was neither when he helped launch the website Youtell, nor when he created the apps Backchat and Bond. It was when he set up a car wash in third grade. “I’d hire other kids to clean cars, and I’d take half the money,” Singer said. “I just […]

BLACC screens 'Dear White People'

The BLACC will screen the satirical film “Dear White People,” which focuses on a group of four black students attending a primarily white college, from 2 – 5 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Ahmanson Lecture Hall. Lena Waithe, who produced the film, attended the screening. The film follows Sam White (Tessa Thompson) who causes conflict […]

Pan African Film Festival screens 8 student films

Eight films made by students who went on the Rwanda trip last year premiered at the Pan African Film Festival Los Angeles Feb. 8 at Rave Cinemas 15 Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The festivalset aside a screening room specifically for the films “Just One Story” by Su Jin Nam ’16, “For the Love of the […]

Sprung-Keyser ’11 named Rhodes Scholar

Ben Sprung-Keyser ’11 has been named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars for 2015 and plans to spend two years studying economics at Oxford beginning next fall. Currently, he is studying economics at Harvard University. Last year, Sprung-Keyser was elected to Phi Beta Kappa based on his perfect academic record. He works as a research assistant […]

Sell-out crowd sees bookstore associate's original play

A play written by bookstore associate Allie Costa, “Femme Noir,” was performed at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica Nov. 6 – 8 and all four performances were sold-out. Costa’s play, along with three others, was chosen from more than 100 plays to be produced by Green Light Productions for their first Los Angeles […]