New members join Mock Trial

The Mock Trial captains added nine new members to this year’s team, tri-captain Alec Winshel ’16 said in an email to club members today. New inductees will participate in both the prosecution and defense side as lawyers and witnesses. Students who signed up for the Mock Trial Club tried out for the team Sept. 28-30. Each […]

Stone-cutters accepts editor applications

The Harvard-Westlake Stone-cutters literary magazine is accepting editor applications for three editors: literary, visual and web. The applications are due on Oct. 2, and applications can be found on the website. The main duties of the editors are to find new ways to generate publicity, create and maintain the Stone-cutters website and proofread all submissions. In addition, […]

Film Festival holds renaming contest

The Harvard-Westlake Film Festival is holding a contest for students to submit their ideas to rename the festival in order to give it a more inclusive image. The contest ends Oct. 5, when the faculty and student leaders of the festival will determine the name that they believe best rebrands the event. “Many people both […]

Junior named to national debate team

Liz Yount ’17 was named to the 2015-2016 USA Debate team on Tuesday and is looking forward to the upcoming season, she said. Nine high school students from across the country made the team after enduring a three-step application process. They had to submit a series of personal and persuasive essays defending suggested perspectives as […]

Yearbook adviser to attend nursing school

Middle School Communications Department Head Jen Bladen will be leaving Harvard-Westlake after nine years of advising the Vox Populi yearbook to go to community college to satisfy her requirements for nursing school, which she plans to attend in the fall of 2016. After seven trips to the emergency room last year and uncertainty over why […]

Model UN holds elections for representatives

Model UN elections for next year’s secretariat took place after school April 27. Jaebok Lee ’16 was elected President, Grace Pan ’16 was elected Vice President, Elliot Kang ’16 was elected Treasurer and Tiffany Kim ’17 was elected Junior Representative. Students got elected to the secretariat through the election. A secretariat is a group of […]

Students help provide clean water to 2200

Students bought around 1,700 water bottles to raise money to bring filtered water to 2,200 people in Africa, Clean Water Ambassador founder Cole Kawana ’16 announced at the assembly March 18. Clean Water Ambassadors Foundation sold water bottles printed with their logo in the cafeteria this week, with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to […]

Debate team continues streak of success

The debate team received an invitation to participate in the Old Parkland Debates, an invitational World Schools event, in Dallas March 28-29. In the high school division, five debaters will compete against some of the top debaters in the world. At the David Damus USC Tournament March 6-8, Nick Steele ’16 placed second and Cameron […]

Chronicle online finalist for Pacemaker

Chronicle online was one of 30 finalists selected Thursday for the 2014-2015 National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker competition. The finalists were selected by three anonymous judges from 172 entries and the winners will be announced at the NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Denver April 18.  

Robotics team competes at regionals

Robotics Club took 19 students to Rancho Mirage High School Feb. 27 for the Inland Empire FIRST Robotics Regional Competition. The competition lasted until March 1 and the team played Recycle Rush, a recycling-themed game in which two teams of three robots each score points by properly disposing of game pieces. The club started working on their […]

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