Prefects host winter-themed Coffeehouse


Khyra Stiner

Students performed at the second Coffeehouse of the year in the Feldman-Horn gallery Dec. 3. Prefect Council organized the winter-themed event in conjunction with the art showcase as a way to showcase both students’ visual and performing arts talents simultaneously.

Students performed covers of professional albums, as well as their original compositions. Individual acts included Imani Allen ’19, who sang “Chlorine” by Twenty One Pilots and Olivia Gubel ’21, who sang “Bees” by The Ballroom Thieves. In addition, the Jack Riley Experience, a student band, debuted “Feliz Navidad” in honor of the holidays.

“This was my first time performing at Coffeehouse and I think it’s a unique experience at Harvard-Westlake,” Gubel said. “It’s a warm and casual atmosphere where people are free to experiment and share their art forms.”

To match the theme, Prefect Council embellished tables in the gallery with Christmas and Hanukkah decorations. The prefects also provided snacks, including warm beverages and desserts, for the attendees.

“I think the wintery decorations and hot chocolate complemented the different performances very nicely,” Katherine Kihiczak ’21 said.