Music was medicine for former Khmer Rouge child soldier

Music was medicine for former Khmer Rouge child soldier

In 1975, Cambodia faced a genocide that killed more than 20 percent of its population. Headed by Pol Pot, the Khmer regime murdered, brutalized and dehumanized its own people. Schools were turned into prisons and torture centers that held the elite members of Cambodian society. Just 30 years later, I was given the opportunity to […]

Students intern at Chinese technology, financial companies during the summer

A group of students accompanied by two teachers spent two weeks interning in China this summer at the Shanghai office of the Parthenon Group and the Lieuhe office for the Venture Capital Company. Jed Kronenberg ’17, Hannah Wilen ’16, Theo Velaise ’17 and Jon Nelson ’16 conversed with the workers of Chinese companies about the […]

Watson to teach writing, English classes in Boston

English teacher Sasha Watson will be moving to Massachusetts to be closer to her family. She has been at Harvard-Westlake for four years. Watson gave birth to a son last summer, and she has set her priorities to be closer to her family. “I’ve enjoyed my time here, and I’m sorry to leave,” Watson said. […]

Environmental Club cleans river

The Environmental Club received approval to create the first student-planted garden on campus and cleaned up a site around the Los Angeles River Jan. 31. The garden project was put in motion when the club received approval from the planning committee, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts and Chief of Campus Operations and Construction JD De […]

Rower to attend Columbia University

Sabrina Zaks ’15 committed to Columbia University. She will participate in their Division I rowing program. Zaks has rowed for the Marina Aquatic Center for the past three years and will row for them this year as well. She chose Columbia University because her brother, Michael Zaks ’13, is a current sophomore there, and she […]

Sophomores, juniors to take the PSAT

Juniors and sophomores will take the PSAT Oct. 15. For most sophomores, it will be the first time taking the test. Juniors will have a chance at achieving National Merit Semifinalist status, which is given to students with scores in the highest 1 percent for their state. “I thought it was harder than I expected […]