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,” […]

The Big Reveal

The All-Around: Bryce Terman ’15, Tufts University Bryce Terman ’15 heard back from a few colleges before being accepted into Tufts University, where he applied Early Decision II. Terman said that Tufts University had always been one of his top schools, but it was not until the time around the due date for regular applications […]

Science grant to replace old probes

The science department will use a $11,219 grant to replace the calculator-based laboratory units and probes used in Chemistry Honors classes for collecting temperature and pH values. The grant is from a capital fund that helps meet departmental needs. “The CBL units are about 15 years old,” Upper School Science Department Head Larry Axelrod said. […]

Outreach Performers give holiday performances

The Harvard-Westlake Outreach Performers club sang classic holiday songs and recited poetry to children and senior citizens in two performances Dec. 13. The group presented the poem “The Nightmare Before Christmas” by Tim Burton, which became the basis for the 1993 film, to the children at the Ronald McDonald House. They performed “A Child’s Christmas […]

Race to College

During a September dean meeting to discuss college prospects, Melody* ’15 was told that college admissions officers would hold her grades and test scores to a higher standard because she is Asian. “So right from the start, because I’m Asian, college admissions officers would look at me in a different way, which I thought was […]

Batchler ’13 to appear on 6th ‘Glee’ season

Viewers will see Cory Batchler ’13 in the band when the sixth season of the Fox television series “Glee” airs in early 2015, but they will not hear what he is playing. He was cast in a paid role as the bassist for the Glee band after attending an audition open to students at the […]

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 […]

Six worldly fellows return from 2014 fellowships

Annelise Colvin: Cameroon Annelise Colvin ’15 was both nervous and excited about volunteering at a French orphanage in Douala, Cameroon, after receiving a Junior Summer Fellowship. In the two and a half weeks she spent with the Humanity Exchange, an organization that sends students to foreign places, Colvin worked with children to prepare them for […]

5 juniors attend LASA infrastructure program

Five juniors began their exploration of city infrastructure and culture with the Los Angeles Service Academy and will continue the program throughout the year. Ben Winters ’16, Noah Redlich ’16, Shelby Weiss ’16, Emma Schechter ’16 and Patrick Hudnut ’16 visited the Huntington Library, downtown Los Angeles, Playa del Rey and the Los Angeles River […]

Student banding

James Hansen ’16 sometimes feels like he spends all day on music, like when his band meets up to rehearse for a show. He also practices drums or guitar every day after finishing his homework. Michael Edwards ’16 and Animaan Pathak ’15, two other students who have played in bands, devote similar amounts of time […]

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