LAPD enforcing speed limits after complaints from neighbors

By Saj Sri-Kumar The Los Angeles Police Department is cracking down on drivers speeding on the residential streets around the Upper School after receiving numerous complaints from residents. LAPD Senior Lead Officer Ron Carter said the police received reports of speeding from homeowners along Greenleaf Street, a cut-through street used to access Coldwater Canyon Avenue […]

Malicious attack brings down computer network

By Saj Sri-Kumar The attack that brought down the school’s computer system on Tuesday April 26 was malicious and was run by one or more computers connected to the Wi-Fi network that was set up for student-owned computers, Director of Computer Services Dave Ruben said. While the network shut down for approximately two hours, Ruben […]

Singing in Spain

By Saj Sri-Kumar   Chamber Singers got standing ovations and cries of “bravo” in response to their performances over a 12-day spring break through Spain. The Chamber Singers toured the country, performing in five different venues in Barcelona, Cordoba, Madrid and Seville. The group performed American, classical and Spanish songs in venues ranging from churches […]

Top schools restart early applications

By Saj Sri-Kumar The return of early admission to Harvard University and Princeton University stands to benefit Harvard-Westlake students, Upper School Dean Beth Slattery said. “It’s better for our school that all of [the highly selective schools] have early programs,” she said. “We were not surprised [by the decision] and we were pleased.” Slattery predicted […]

Test before break

By Saj Sri-Kumar It’s happened to just about everyone: you’re taking a test, and you blank out on a question. The question sounds vaguely familiar, but it was from something you learned about such a long time ago and you can’t quite come up with the answer. This problem is exacerbated by the amount of […]

3 juniors qualify, move on to finals in debate forum

By Saj Sri-Kumar Wireless internet access for student laptops is being added across the Upper School. The Prefect Council has been working with the school’s Computer Services department to expand student access to the school’s Wi-Fi to the entire campus, which they hope to accomplish by the end of the first semester, which concludes on […]

Locker selections to be held online next year

By Saj Sri-Kumar Sign-ups for lockers will be held online for the first time next year, Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken said. Students will log on the Student Portal to select an individual locker. The seniority system, where seniors are allowed to select lockers first, followed by juniors and finally by […]

Global Zero organizes documentary screening

By Saj Sri-Kumar Global Zero, an organization dedicated to eradicating nuclear weapons, will host an advance screening of their documentary “Countdown to Zero” at the Upper School’s Ahmanson Lecture Hall May 10. The movie, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, explores the consequences of a nuclear disaster. The after-school event is sponsored […]