Choir to host festival

Bel Canto and Chamber Singers will perform in the Southern California Vocal Association festival at the Upper School tomorrow evening in Rugby. “It’s a great concert,” Choral Director Rodger Guerrero said. “It’s my favorite because it’s the most intellectual music we do during the year, with more difficult music. The Hollywood music [at the Cabaret […]

Auction site experiences security breach

The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association Party Book fundraising website experienced a security breach last week, compromising bidders’ credit card information, President Rick Commons notified parents and faculty in an email March 5. Commons emphasized that the breach was limited to those who had used credit cards on the auction website and would not affect the school […]

Seniors named Intel research semifinalists

The Society for Science and the Public named Divya Siddarth ’14 and Megha Srivastava ’14 as semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent search, one of the most prestigious pre-college science competitions in the country. Siddarth and Srivastava  will each win a $1,000 scholarship for their original research that they conducted over the summer. “I entered […]

Race to the top

The first thing Avery* ’13 did after finding out that she had been accepted to college was buy a school sweatshirt. A week later, it was buried under a pile of laundry and dirty socks in her closet. “I stopped wearing it because I was tired of the comments,” Avery said. “I felt self-conscious. Usually […]

Seniors named semifinalists in Intel Science Talent search

The Society for Science and the Public named Megha Srivastava ’14 and Divya Siddarth ’14 as semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent search, one of the most prestigious pre-college science competitions. Siddarth and Srivastava both submitted papers on original research that they had conducted over the summer and will each win a $1,000 scholarship. “I […]

Craving the crush

Hunched over an iPhone, Alex Florent ’15 holds her breath as she swipes the rainbow bon-bon into a pair of red jellybeans. A second passes, then: “Sugar rush!” The screen explodes into a cacophony of brightly colored candy and fireworks. Flush with excitement, she exhales and eagerly moves on to the next level. The game […]

KHWS announces broadcast schedule

Student radio station KHWS released its DJ schedule today. Students will begin broadcasting in approximately two weeks, station manager Sydney Foreman ’14 said. Though KHWS previously stated that it would accept a limited number of DJs due to the high number of applicants, all who applied for a show were given one. “We wanted to […]

Chamber Singers practice new songs, participate in group activities on retreat

Chamber Singers gathered at Camp Wrightwood in the San Gabriel Mountains for their annual retreat Sept. 27-28. Students rehearsed new songs and played volleyball as a group activity. At the end of the retreat, students gathered in a full circle to share their feelings and experiences during the retreat and discuss their expectations for the […]

Day of the Dead

Nick Ramirez ’14 stands beside his great-grandmother’s grave, surrounded by a sea of marigolds. The occasion is Día de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday when families gather to celebrate the lives of dead loved ones. While most students at Harvard-Westlake are busy planning their Halloween costumes, a few are preparing for Day of the Dead  […]