New sophomore prefects elected

Hunter Brookman ’16, Grace Pan ’16, Shelby Weiss ’16, and Alec Winshel ’16 have been elected sophomore prefects for next year. The announcement was made on May 17 after candidates participated in a town hall and gave speeches in front of their class. The prefects have ideas that they are hoping to introduce to the […]

Local film festival showcases four films

Four films made by students have been chosen to be showcased in the Los Angeles Film Festival. All four films will be shown on June 15 and June 22 at Regal Cinemas. “You and Me,” directed by Amanda Reiter ’14 features more than 400 photos  chronicling a young boy and girl through hand drawn scenarios. […]

$900 worth of sundaes benefit Girl Up

Ice cream sundaes were sold in the quad Monday to support of Girl Up, a United Nations organization dedicated to providing girls in developing countries basic necessities such as education and healthcare. Each sundae was sold for $5, and the fundraiser raised approximately $900 in total. “I am really pleased with how this year’s fundraiser […]

Hiring process begins for faculty

With nine job openings in four departments, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts and other administration and faculty are busy reading resumes and interviewing candidates for the fall. 21 years ago, when she was a candidate, Foreign Language Department Head Margot Riemer, sat nervously at the lunch table with several other teachers. Her lunch barely touched, […]

Price of prom tickets increases by $15

The price of prom tickets has been raised from $100 to $115 because the cost of producing prom has risen in expense over the last couple years. Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church and Father J. Young proposed the idea to Student Council, who agreed with the proposal, although they have been trying for many […]

Freshmen compete at state, novice tournaments

Novice debater Cameron Cohen ’16 competed at the California High School Speech Association Debate Tournament at West Ranch High School in Santa Clarita, the first time any Harvard-Westlake team member has qualified for the tournament. Cohen debated from April 19 to April 20. Cohen did not reach the elimination round but was one of only […]

Wei to teach Chinese in Korea

Chinese teacher Binbin Wei will teach Chinese at Seoul International School in Wonju, Korea, where her husband will be a professor. She plans to leave during the summer. Wei taught at Harvard-Westlake for seven years. She initially substituted for Chinese teacher Qinru Zhou, and was eventually offered a full time job. Wei taught part time […]

Alumnus designs, prepares to launch new technology website

Charlie Stigler ’11 created Zaption, a website that allows users to add interactive elements to clips of videos from sites like Youtube. Zaption will be open for public use in the coming weeks.  A user can add multiple choice questions when the video pauses to quiz viewers. “Medical schools have large databases of surgery video, […]