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    Bari LeBari elected Head Prefect, runoff for second Head Prefect

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    Fiona’s Five: Spring Break (episode 1)

  • Often, students are forced to cram and make up school work to go to concerts. Students and teachers agree that going to concerts can threaten students academic responsibilities and that achieving a balance is important for this purpose.


    Concert Culture

  • Student filmmaker and presenter at Westflix Ian Kims film My Sisters in the Stars: The Star of Lee Yong-Soo received the Audience Choice Award for his film.


    20 Years of Westflix

  • An earthquake destroys the ground near a city.


    Turkey’s grim earthquake lessons

  • Administration hosts support sessions with Jewish advocate


    Administration hosts support sessions with Jewish advocate

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    Deans change spring college tour itinerary

  • Kutler Center Scholar in Residence Andrea Ghez poses with EMPOWER. Ghez won the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering a supermassive blackhole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.


    School hosts Nobel Laureate and astrophysicist Andrea Ghez

  • Students tend to the hydroponic plant towers.


    Reducing our environmental impact

  • Members of the Upper School Robotics Team and Mathematics Teacher and Robotics Coach Andew Theiss gather around their robot before it competes at the Central Valley Regional Tournament.


    Robotics joins FIRST

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Grade A Friendship

Iona Lee and Averie Perrin March 22, 2023

Garrett* sat in the back of his math class with his computer open. He watched as Guest6598344956 moved a knight and waited for his own turn in his chess game. Meanwhile, his math teacher lectured about...

Students participate in the girls pre-show ritual before their first performance

Wolverine Cult-ure

Averie Perrin and Iona Lee March 22, 2023

It’s quiet on campus. Georgiana* and the rest of the girls from the theater department gather in a circle, tucked away in one of the campus’s most secluded locations. They believe they are alone. These...

Kids Club

Kids Club

Ella Yadegar, Assistant Features Editor March 22, 2023

At 10:45 p.m. on a Saturday, Willow* ’24 and her friends approached the entrance to a bar. They nervously crossed their arms over their dresses as they joined the line to get inside. Once they reached...

Claire Paul 23 smiles with a cupcake as she celebrates getting accepted into the school before seventh grade.

Highway to Harvard-Westlake

Ella Yadegar and Davis Marks February 9, 2023

Sixty anxious sixth-graders sat in a crowded boardroom facing a PowerPoint presentation at the Center for Early Education (CEE) in the fall of 2022. Greg Gonzalez, Interim Head of Admission and Enrollment...

From New York Magazine’s “Where Should You Send Your Nepo Baby to High School?”

“Nepo-approved nepo-baby academy”

Averie Perrin February 8, 2023

Bronwyn Vance ’24 stared at the TV screen as she watched the Golden Globes, anxiously waiting to hear the winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. When she heard that Angela Bassett (Bronwyn...

Celebrating Black History Month with Expectations by Ryann Castanon-Hill 23

Lessons in Representation

Averie Perrin February 8, 2023

The school’s celebration of Black History Month in 2023 marks almost four years since the administration adopted its Anti-Racism Plan in response to student demand for anti-racist action in the 2019...

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Ella Yadegar, Assistant Features Editor February 8, 2023

As Clara Berg ’25 walked through campus during the lunch period, she noticed a lesbian couple holding hands at a Quad table. Berg’s eyes darted between the couple and her classmates, some of which...

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Winter Blues

Ella Yadegar December 14, 2022

As Lila Daoudi ’24 arrived home from debate practice at 6:30 p.m., she zipped down her black puffer jacket and took off her beanie. Shivering from the cold rain, she changed into a hoodie and sweats...

An illustration depicts two students who like each other exchanging texts on social media.

Friends with Detriments

Iona Lee December 14, 2022

It had been three weeks since Doug* and his girlfriend of two months broke up. Doug said he felt nostalgic and upset over his breakup and decided to download Tinder to find a rebound that would distract...

Students discuss the commercialization of Christmas, impacting other winter holidays and emphasizing materialism.

Selling Our Spirit

Davis Marks and Iona Lee December 14, 2022

As Jewish Club leader Charlotte Newman ’24 drove home from diving practice, she shuffled through her holiday playlist  and added “Santa Baby” by Ariana Grande after seeing an Instagram Reel featuring...

Family members argue at their dinner table about politics and differing opinions.

A House Divided

Averie Perrin December 14, 2022

Turkey, cranberries and mashed potatoes lined Illi Kreiz’s ’24 Thanksgiving table. As she prepared to serve herself, Kreiz heard her sister begin  to argue with their close family friends about their...

President Rick Commons looks for ways to manage student mental health and academic difficulty.

Under(standing) Pressure

Averie Perrin and Iona Lee November 16, 2022

As students poured into the science office before finals, worrying about their upcoming exams, Science Teacher Yanni Vourgourakis ’90 thought about the evolution of academic difficulty at the school....

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