Library replaces search engine

By Sarah Novicoff A new library catalog search engine called Destiny will replace the previous system, Infocentre, for the upcoming school year. “[Destiny is] faster, slicker, and easier,” head librarian Shannon Acedo said. “Its search capability is cleaner and more functional.” Destiny allows users to create their own account and save lists and searches. Accounts […]

Faculty members visit Israeli school as part of teacher exchange program

  By Daniel Rothberg Two teachers returned Sunday after visiting Ironi Dalet High School in Tel Aviv where they explored ways in which Harvard-Westlake could broaden its global education program. As part of a teacher exchange program, Middle School Communications Department Head Jen Bladen and Middle School Chaplain Emily Feigenson attended classes at the Israeli […]

School installs alarm system

By Spencer Gisser A new system of alarms has been installed at both the Upper School and the Middle School. The alarms are essentially tornado warning systems that have been reconfigured and redesigned to work in the context of an academic environment. When activated, the alarm at the Upper School can be heard from Mulholland […]

Ask us what we think

At its conception, the Prefect Council was intended as a two-year trial. The years have passed, and the time for reevaluation is now. The student body never voted for it in the first place, and we deserve to have our voices heard.  In 2005, the Head Prefects and Honor Board co-chairs announced a brand new […]

Administration evaluating trial Prefect Council System

By Esther Zuckerman Head of Upper School Harry Salamandra met with members of the Prefect Council as a first step in evaluating the current student government system, which was instated two years ago as a two-year trial. Salmandra also plans to meet with students of all grades and had a meeting with sophomores on Monday. […]

Art teacher exhibits glass work

By Pauline Woo The glass sculptures of Visual Arts teacher John Luebtow were exhibited at the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard this summer. “American Glass” reflected Luebtow’s feelings about the United States before and after the 9/11 tragedy. “American Glass” was open from June 10 to Aug. 19, and visitors included Director of Theater Programs […]

She puts everyone in their place

By Andrew Schein  Even as Computer programs beat chess masters, fight battles in Iraq, perform dangerous surgeries, calculate complex equations and explore the outer reaches of the solar system, math teacher Beverly Feulner achieves one formula-based feat no computer program can: scheduling 900 upper school students. Feulner actually enjoys it, to the surprise of some […]