School suspends on-campus activity for three weeks

In an email Thursday, President Rick Commons announced the closure of both the upper and middle school campuses for three weeks from Saturday to Jan. 10. Both campuses will be closed over winter break until the week after classes resume. During this period, students will not be allowed on campus. Athletic activities and other student […]

Animal Rights Club fundraiser exceeds collection goals

The Animal Rights Club, ARC, exceeded their collection goal of $300 from the second annual fundraiser they held for the Los Angeles Animal Service shelters, Club President Amelia Koblentz ’20 said. Over winter break, club members delivered the donations collected from the drive. “Ever since adopting my dog, I have discovered a great love for […]

Around the World in 14 Days: Student Experiences Over Winter Break

Around the World in 14 Days: Student Experiences Over Winter Break

During winter break, many students and their families traveled abroad to perform community service or gain exposure to other cultures. Some opted to celebrate holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s abroad as well. Nicole Bahar ’18: Teaching English in Iran When the Iranian Revolution broke out in 1979, many of the nation’s […]

In which direction should Harvard-Westlake go?

The constant pursuit of excellence and the successful placement of our graduates at some of the most competitive colleges in the nation has long been the essence of Harvard-Westlake’s identity. The majority of our students and parents choose our school because of its quality college preparatory programs and extracurricular activities. However, with a new president, […]

Seniors to retreat in Big Bear

The senior class will head to Big Bear in June for a year-end retreat, Head of Upper School Harry Salamandra said. Salamandra met with Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts and retreat point person Kate Liebman ’09 Thursday to discuss the duration of the trip, as well as transportation and financial logistics and student interest before giving […]

Students send ‘Save Darfur’ postcards to new President

By Nicki Resnikoff The Darfur Awareness Activism Training Club hosted a table at Winterfest on Dec. 15 where students and faculty could sign postcards to President-elect Barack Obama regarding the genocide in Darfur. Jewish World Watch hopes to collect one million postcards from around the country to deliver to Obama on the first day of […]

Second weekly break to go into effect after winter break

By Nicki Resnikoff A second activities period will be added to the week starting with the first week after winter break. One Wednesday a month will follow a Monday schedule with break, 45 minute classes and a 3:10 dismissal. One week of the month there will be a Wednesday break, 40 minute classes and normal […]