Artists Abroad

Artists Abroad

Sophia Nuñez ’20: By Jordan Murray As Sophia Nuñez ’20 sat painting in her morning art class, she said she hoped that her work and the story behind it would challenge people and make them understand the message she was trying to convey. Every morning for four weeks of her summer, she worked on this […]

BUTI-ful Tones

BUTI-ful Tones

Students attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, a performing arts summer program for students from June 17 to Aug. 11 to sharpen their musical skills. Students could choose from a variety of classes, such as orchestra rehearsals, chamber rehearsals and music theory classes. The camp included three programs, as well as a concert and a […]

School to host Coro Leadership program

Students will gain leadership skills at the first Coro-Harvard-Westlake Civic Leadership Summer Program at the Upper School for three weeks beginning June 11. Coro Southern California works to build up communities in order to promote the democratic process and develop future leaders, according to its website. Among its notable alumni are Senators Tim Kaine and […]

Devoting summer to sports

Devoting summer to sports

It would be a lie to say that being on a sports team is just an extracurricular activity, instead, I would describe it as a lifestyle. Long gone are the days of participating in a sport as a mere hobby. You either live and breathe your sport, or you don’t sport at all. Considering this, […]

Debaters attend summer program

Debaters attend summer program

The upper school campus hosted the second annual debate.LA summer camp from June 20 to July 29. The program is an intensive speech and debate workshop meant to help hone debaters’ skills before the competitive season. Students of all skill levels in grades five-12 were eligible to attend, and the camp had 333 attendees from […]

Faculty visits Israel for immersion program

Faculty visits Israel for immersion program

Sixteen faculty members traveled to Israel on an Immersion Faculty Fellowship June 13-27. The school’s Gunter Gross Global Fund sponsored the trip and provided faculty with the opportunity to study abroad. History teacher and trip leader Larry Klein said there was no notable impact from the current political state of Israel on their trip. Traveling […]

Work That’s Worth It: Internships vs. Jobs

Work That’s Worth It: Internships vs. Jobs

While some of her classmates spent their summers doing STEM cell research at the University of Southern California or getting coffee for editors of NYLON magazine, Maddy Ulloa ’17 rang up customers and counted inventory at American Apparel. “I gained a lot of communications skills from my job last summer,” Ulloa said. “I also gained […]