Sophomore debater earns second place in Salt Lake City

A debater earned a first bid to the Tournament of Champions after placing second in the Silver and Black Invitational Dec. 4 through Dec. 8. Of the five sophomore debaters that entered the tournament, three reached the round of elimination. En route to his second place finish, Connor Engel ’17 completed the preliminary rounds with […]

Peer Support to hold first meeting of year

All Peer Support members will participate in a series of icebreaker activities to learn about each other and Peer Support itself at the first group meeting on Monday. Peer Support coordinator Marc Shkurovich ’15 said that the first meeting will aim to begin to form a bond between group members. “Our goals for the first […]

English department clarifies tutoring policy

The English department outlined its policy on tutors and secondary sources in a Wednesday email to upper school parents and students. A statement titled “Writing English Essays at Home” was included in the message with a letter from department chair Laurence Weber and started by saying the department discourages the use of tutors for take-home […]

Student raises money for school in Thailand

Pim Otero ’16 held a bake sale May 5 to raise money for an elementary school in Thailand. Otero visited the school, Bahn Nong Ku, a few months ago in northern Thailand. “It’s in a very rural part of Thailand where there isn’t a lot of electricity,” Otero said. “The next school over is several […]

Students present business ideas to Yahoo! experts

This year’s STEMFest included Harvard- Westlake’s own “Change the World Idea Competition,” an opportunity for students to receive feedback on environmentally beneficial tech business ideas from Yahoo! tech experts, a new addition to the annual science and math festival. Students were sent an email informing them how to prepare their presentations and the potential questions […]

Stone-cutters magazine distributes new issue

Stone-cutters, the upper school art and literary magazine, was distributed May 23 and features students’ artwork and writing from the 2013-2014 school year. Students were emailed in October with submission information and instructions. The magazine features 41 pieces which include photography, paintings, and poetry submitted by students across all three grades. “It was great to […]

Stem cell executive discusses latest regenerative medicine technology

California Institute of Regenerative Medicine chair, Jonathan Thomas, (Lizzy ’14, John ’16, Matt ’17) spoke about stem cell research and regenerative medicine May 23 during third and fourth periods in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. Thomas gave a history of important advances in medicine and medical technology, starting with the development of the polio vaccine in 1955, […]

Papyri expert speaks to Latin classes

A professor from the Department of Classics at the University of Southern California spoke about papyri in Greco-Roman Egypt to the students in Latin III Honors and Latin Literature Honors May 19. Professor Christelle Fischer Bovet gave a history lesson on Alexander the Great and had the class translate quotes from Cicero. Bovet also instructed […]

Basketball player to deliver valedictory address at commencement

Zoe Bohn ’14 will speak at graduation June 6 as valedictorian, President Rick Commons announced at the annual Cum Laude Induction Ceremony last week. The valedictorian is elected by a faculty vote every year based on academic ability, Commons said. Bohn has been playing piano for 11 years, co-captained the girl’s basketball team for her […]