Prefect Council announces student discounts

Natasha Speiss

Prefect Council announced the school’s restaurant discount partners in an email to students Oct. 11. The partners are all local to Studio City, with the prices ranging from 5% to 20% off of purchases.

The list of partners includes McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams and Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill. A full list of the discounts can be found below.

In order to receive their discount, students must show their Harvard-Westlake ID card at the select restaurants. Prefect Council has additionally organized a 50% off discount at Carney’s Oct. 22 and a one-time $15 credit to all seniors at Sweetgreen.

The discounts are intended to help both Studio City businesses and students who dine near the school, according to Prefect Council.

Junior Prefect Aiko Offner ’23 said Prefect Council had successful discount partners before the pandemic and wanted to bring that back for the new school year.

“The idea had been brewing in the back of our minds, and then with the issue of lunch and overcrowding this year, we realized this was much more of a priority and reached out to a lot more places,” Offner said. “It depended [on the restaurant], but overall most businesses were eager to collaborate.”

Offner said she believes the discounts will make going off-campus for food a more accessible option for students.

“The little bit of money we save could hopefully enable more social opportunities, with friends or teams off-campus and plug us into the Studio City community a bit more as well,” Offner said. “I hope the discounts will be something that everybody can enjoy.”

Julian Medina ’22 said the student discounts open up more options for where students can go to eat.

“You can try a new place and not be worried about wasting too much money on something you don’t like since you’re getting a discount,” Medina said. “I think these discounts show that Harvard-Westlake students are a part of the community because these restaurants are willing to lose a little money in return to get us students to come to their restaurant.”

Goldie Grube ’23 said she was surprised and excited to find out about the discounts.

“Not a lot of high schools provide this opportunity to kids,” Grube said. “It’s really special that we have this.”

Full list of the recurring discount partners:

McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams: 5% discount by showing a Harvard-Westlake ID

Chop Stop: 10% discount by showing a Harvard-Westlake ID

Il Tramezzino: 10% discount by showing a Harvard-Westlake ID

Le Pain Quotidien: 10% discount by showing a Harvard-Westlake ID

Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill: 10% discount by showing a Harvard-Westlake ID

Sweet Butter Kitchen: 10% discount by showing a Harvard-Westlake ID

RioZonas Açai: 15% discount by showing a Harvard-Westlake ID

OVÉ Pizzeria: 20% discount by showing a Harvard-Westlake ID