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Barzdukas to become head of New York school

Angela Chon March 16, 2016

Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas will leave Harvard-Westlake to accept the position of Head of School at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York, President Rick Commons said in an email...

Christian Club holds annual fundraiser

Angela Chon February 10, 2016

The Christian Club held its second annual fundraiser Jan. 24, where members met and welcomed this year’s speaker, CEO of AdRM Technology Consulting Janice Chung ’74 (Caitlin ’20). "[The speeech]...

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Virtual Venom: The effects of cyberbullying

Angela Chon January 13, 2016

"Fat," "ugly" and "slut" burn into Lola’s* ’18 mind as she scrolls through a Facebook page with line after line of scathing attacks. As a seventh grader reading comments suggesting she should kill...

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Discourse from all walks of life

Angela Chon November 24, 2015

As I sat in my left split, stretching for our usual Monday practice, a fellow cheerleader hushed the entire team and said she wanted to tell us about her day at school. During her math class, her friends...

Visual arts teacher to retire after 25 years

Angela Chon May 27, 2015

Visual arts teacher Art Tobias will retire after 25 years of teaching at Harvard-Westlake to continue working in his ceramics studio and on other projects that are "halfway completed." Tobias began teaching...

Visual arts teacher to retire after 25 years

Angela Chon May 27, 2015

Visual arts teacher Art Tobias will retire after 25 years of teaching at Harvard-Westlake to continue working in his ceramics studio and on other projects that are "halfway completed." Tobias began teaching...

Finding my own community

Angela Chon May 27, 2015

Everyone told me that junior year would suck — and I believed it. From having English and history essays due on the same day to simply not having enough time to sleep, I, like many others, focused on...

Club members pitch product idea at summit

Angela Chon April 29, 2015

The NextGenVest club learned about marketing skills from two guest speakers at the Spring 2015 NGV Global Summit in downtown Los Angeles April 19. NGV is a global organization that teaches young adults...

Faculty, staff re-elect Schuhl to 2nd term

Angela Chon April 29, 2015

Science teacher Dietrich Schuhl will begin a second term as Dean of Faculty and Staff next year. Schuhl was first elected by upper school faculty and staff in 2013 for the two-year term and was re-elected...

Carnegie Hall selects freshman cellist for performance

Angela Chon April 29, 2015

Samantha Yoon ’18 was selected by the American Protégé International Concerto Competition to perform cello at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City Dec. 19. Instrumentalists, vocalists...

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Changing Faces: “Westerning” Facial Features through Surgery

Angela Chon April 29, 2015

When Katie* ’14 was in high school, she used to use a glue strip on her eyelid to create a temporary crease and to boost her self-confidence. Without the artificial double eyelid, she felt "ugly" and...

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