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Students share their experiences during the Q&A portion of the panel.

HW Jewish Family Alliance hosts Jewish student activist panel

Kate Burry March 6, 2021

Members of the Harvard Westlake Jewish Family Alliance (HWJFA) joined a virtual panel of Pro-Israel college students and listened to their experiences pursuing Jewish activism on campus at 7 pm on Mar....

A black-and-white photograph taken by Baxter Chelsom '23 shows a surfer paddling out on his board in an attempt to catch a wave.

Second virtual Arthouse showcases students’ visual artwork

Sandra Koretz March 6, 2021

The Visual Arts department hosted Arthouse, a Zoom event designated for visual arts students to showcase their artwork to others on Thursday. The exhibit, titled One-derland, highlighted the work of over...

Student Alumni Association runs thank-a-thon for alumni donors

Student Alumni Association runs thank-a-thon for alumni donors

Will Sheehy March 2, 2021

The Harvard-Westlake Student Alumni Association (HWSAA) wrote letters to alumni donors as part of a thank-a-thon March 1. Organized by Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Katie Lim ’13, students hand-wrote...

School makes AP exams optional for the year

Mimi Landes February 27, 2021

The College Board announced a new schedule for AP Exams for the school year. The tests will be administered by the school both in-person on paper and at home online over a three-week period. Students...

Page Clancy '22 stands next to a collection of old computers and technological devices in the parking lot outside of Hamilton Gym on Feb. 21. Photo Credit: Printed with permission of Jordan Church

Junior hosts on-campus technology drive

Claire Conner February 23, 2021

Page Clancy ’22 hosted a technology drive to collect used technology at the upper school parking lot for Human-I-T, a not-for-profit organization that refurbishes donated devices and gives them to low-income...

Stone-cutters hosts first virtual workshop of the year

Daphne Davies February 22, 2021

Stone-Cutters literary magazine hosted its first writing workshop of the year Feb. 21, inviting students of all styles and levels of writing experience to read and write via Zoom. The workshop was led...

College Board to no longer administrate SAT Subject Tests, will phase out the SAT Essay

Fallon Dern and Konnie Duan February 17, 2021

The College Board announced the discontinuation of the SAT Subject Tests and optional SAT essay Jan. 19. Although the SAT Subject Tests were canceled immediately in the U.S., the optional essay will...

State lifts COVID-19 lockdown

Tessa Augsberger February 17, 2021

State officials lifted California’s stay-at-home order Jan. 25. The state implemented the order amid a surge in infections Dec. 3, but a recent decline in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations allowed...

Second annual Hackathon takes place

Natalie Cosgrove February 16, 2021

Printed with permission of Violet Barron ’22 HackHW hosted a 48 hour Zoom hackathon event for all students Feb. 12-14. Participants joined together in teams to design coding projects and...

Counselors send schoolwide mental health email

Tessa Augsberger February 11, 2021

Upper School Counselors Michelle Bracken, Brittany Bronson and Tina McGraw and Athletics Counselor Kat Scardino sent an all-school email Thursday addressing heightened mental health concerns in the school...

Freelance music journalist speaks out against anti-Semitism in the workplace

Natalie Cosgrove February 10, 2021

The HW Jewish Association hosted freelance music and culture journalist Eve Barlow on Wednesday. Barlow answered student questions and discussed her experience with anti-Semitism in the music industry...

School refunds $1,000 per student, provides over $1 million in financial aid for community members

Ethan Lachman February 8, 2021

*Correction: The school has given only a small fraction of the financial aid to employees. Almost all of the money has gone to families. Board of Trustees Chair Alan Wilson (P ’10, ’13 and ’15)...

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