Search for upper school head narrows

A team of administrators, deans and faculty narrowed the search for a new head of the Upper School to eight candidates and expects to make an appointment at least before Thanksgiving. Two of the eight semifinalists are current faculty members and the other six come from California, Texas, Ohio and New Hampshire. The names of […]

Resnick replaces Barzdukas as Interim Head of Upper School

Resnick replaces Barzdukas as Interim Head of Upper School

Although Liz Resnick will only fill the position of head of Upper School for one year, she has already made one permanent policy change: eliminating styrofoam cups from the faculty room. However, Resnick said that will likely be the only official policy change she makes, as in the coming year she will be focusing more […]

Virtual Venom: The effects of cyberbullying

Virtual Venom: The effects of cyberbullying

“Fat,” “ugly” and “slut” burn into Lola’s* ’18 mind as she scrolls through a Facebook page with line after line of scathing attacks. As a seventh grader reading comments suggesting she should kill herself, she has never forgotten the feeling to this day. “I felt so small and that everyone hated me,” Lola said. “I […]

Special Olympics athletes prepare for World Games on campus

Special Olympics athletes prepare for World Games on campus

With music blasting from speakers and members of the school and Studio City community cheering them on, Cuban and Czech Special Olympics athletes marched down the Ted Slavin Field in a procession to the quad. There, American staples – hamburgers, watermelon and pies – awaited them. Volunteer Katie Kreshek ’16 watched from her ice cream […]

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, […]

World Language Honors Society inducts new members

Students were inducted into the World Languages Honor Society for their achievements in studying Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish May 19 in Rugby Auditorium. Following the reception, students and parents were invited to an outdoor reception. In addition to the induction, teachers in each language named the recipient of the outstanding senior award. Xenia Viragh ’15 […]

LASA program begins accepting applications

The Los Angeles Service Academy is accepting applications for students to participate in the 2015-2016 season. History teachers Francine Werner and Katherine Holmes-Chuba encouraged sophomores to take advantage of this opportunity to see the their city in a new light. Participants meet throughout the school year at Los Angeles institutions, such as water treatment plants […]

School offers measles vaccination to faculty

Ten faculty members were vaccinated for measles at both the upper and middle school campuses March 11. Following the measles outbreak last December that spread throughout the country after originating in Southern California, Harvard-Westlake offered a titers test for any faculty members who wanted to find out if they were immune. Out of both the […]

Student actors chosen for Playwrights Festival

A full cast list and rehearsal room schedule for the Playwrights Festival was announced by performing arts teacher Christopher Moore in an email Monday to all of the auditioning students. Sixty-five roles were available to the 26 boys and 55 girls who auditioned. Because a specific number of boys and girls were needed, 21 girls were cut, […]

Ethics Bowl competitors take 5th place

Harvard-Westlake participants took fifth place in the Annual Southern California High School Ethics Bowl, winning two rounds out of three rather than losing two rounds as previously thought. The team received an email Dec. 23 informing them of the change in the standings. The team of seven students, including Cameron Cabo ’16, David Ozen ’16, […]