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Would you be able to kill a man?

Lauren Sonnenberg May 28, 2014

Would you kill a stranger? For most of us, we respond to this vehemently refusing. Of course no rational person would elect to kill someone; that’s wrong. Our initial reaction is a strong one, because...

It’s not nuts to be cautious: Being allergic in a nutshell

Lauren Sonnenberg April 30, 2014

Anyone who has shared a meal with me knows I carry an Epi-Pen at all times and many can even recite my speech: “I’m allergic to all nuts, seeds and coconuts.” They all know I triple check to make...

Howard to become new dean

Lauren Sonnenberg April 30, 2014

English teacher Adam Howard ’93 will join the dean team next year, replacing Jim Patterson, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts announced in an email to faculty and staff Monday morning. Next year, Howard...

Choral concert ends early due to illness

Lauren Sonnenberg March 19, 2014

Choir students unanimously voted to end the annual spring choral concert early March 15 after a senior fainted on stage during the performance. Jazz Singers, Wolverine Chorus, Chamber Singers and Bel Canto...

Middle School requires seventh graders to sign Anti-Bullying Pledge

Lauren Sonnenberg February 12, 2014

As a result of an internal audit focusing on bullying last year, middle school students were introduced to an anti-bullying pledge, and deans attended a meeting on "Myth-Busting Research on Adolescent...

A new take on a long-standing rite of passage

Lauren Sonnenberg December 18, 2013

My Bat Mitzvah was a really big deal to me; I’d attended Hebrew school twice a week since first grade, I’d learned the bare minimum of a new language and had studied for months before the big day....

Prefect Council hosts Winterfest, Coffee House

Lauren Sonnenberg December 18, 2013

Students dressed up in onesies and decorated cookies in the lounge today as part of the annual Winterfest celebration, hosted by Social Committee and Prefect Council. "Mean Girls" was also screened in...

Dear Los Angeles Times Writer James Rainey

Lauren Sonnenberg November 13, 2013

We met a few weeks ago when you pulled me aside after my second period AP Physics B class to ask some questions about my experience at Harvard-Westlake. Aside from the lack of a range of student voices,...

Midterms no longer mandatory for freshmen

Lauren Sonnenberg October 15, 2013

The ninth grade class will no longer take midterm exams, effective this year. In the past, ninth graders were separated from the rest of the middle school student body in mid-January to take semester exams...

A few of my secrets

Lauren Sonnenberg October 15, 2013

We all have secrets.  Some secrets are the result of things we keep private from others for fear that we might be judged harshly.  Some secrets just happen, not because of anything we do or say, but...

Middle School relocates retreat sites due to federal government shutdown

Lauren Sonnenberg October 15, 2013

Due to the federal government shutdown, there is only one retreat option for the eighth and ninth grade classes, rather than each grade dividing into two groups. This is the first time in 22 years that...

“Fifth Estate” screens after school Thursday in Ahmanson

Lauren Sonnenberg October 7, 2013

Seats are first-come, first-serve at a free screening this Thursday afternoon at 2:45 p.m. of the new DreamWorks film, "The Fifth Estate", about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The Chronicle is hosting...

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