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Going out with a Bang: Does “Assassin” Trivialize Gun Violence?

Layla Moghavem June 4, 2017

The Monday that Assassin started, Head Prefect Cate Wolfen ’17 saw the game as a way for students to have fun together, although it could be distracting to their schoolwork at times. The next day, she...

School to take disciplinary action following racial, homophobic slur controversy

School to take disciplinary action following racial, homophobic slur controversy

Layla Moghavem February 17, 2017

In light of reports of students using homophobic and racial slurs in social media posts, President Rick Commons sent an email to the Harvard-Westlake community condemning the language and behavior and...

Discovery through lenses

September 9, 2016

Olivia Bautista ’18 stands at the Starfish Impact School in Guatemala and plays a video of her grandmother talking in Spanish about how, when she was 12 and living in Mexico, she could no longer afford...

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Different DMV Preferences

Layla Moghavem April 30, 2016

When Naomi Barlava ’17 made her appointment last May for a behind-the-wheel driving test, she did the unspeakable — she made the appointment at the Santa Monica branch of the California Department...

Seniors named Presidential Scholars

Layla Moghavem February 10, 2016

Seven seniors were named candidates for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars program. The program honors high school seniors for either academic abilities, artistic talent or accomplishments in career or...

Students to participate in hackathon

Layla Moghavem January 14, 2016

Students will collaborate in computer programming and learn about technological entrepreneurship at Hack HW, a 36-hour student hackathon Jan. 16-17. Participants will divide into multiple groups and work...

Openly gay former lacrosse player and LGBT activist Andrew Goldstein speaks with students on the quad. Credit: Teresa Suh/Chronicle

Gay former lacrosse player shares story at assembly

Layla Moghavem November 17, 2015

Openly gay athlete and LGBT activist Andrew Goldstein encouraged students and faculty to be mindful of their language and to accept differences in others in his speech at the assembly Monday. "Let's try...

Wang Hall opens, classrooms converted

Layla Moghavem September 1, 2015

The new Wang Hall is open at the Middle School after a year of renovations. Wang Hall, previously Reynolds Hall, has a new eighth grade lounge. In years before the renovation, eighth grade students spent...

Teachers visit Korea despite MERS scare

Layla Moghavem September 1, 2015

Fifteen faculty members visited South Korea in June to learn about Korean culture and history in the midst of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in the country. MERS is a viral respiratory...

Website ranks teachers best in U.S. private schools

Layla Moghavem July 29, 2015

Rankings for 2015 on placed Harvard-Westlake teachers at number one in U.S. private schools., which was started by Carnegie Mellon University students in 2002, provides reviews and...

Two student films win at South Bay Film Festival

Layla Moghavem May 27, 2015

Two student films on genocide and domestic violence, "Curt Lowens: A Life of Changes" and "The Monster Within," won awards at the South Bay Film Festival, which took place at Mira Costa High School May...

Administration bans anonymous polling app

Layla Moghavem April 29, 2015

Due to complaints of bullying, the administration blocked the location-based, anonymous polling app What’s Goodly from the school Wi-Fi network April 16. Students have still been able to access the app...

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