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Tai becomes first woman of color to serve as top United States Trade Negotiator

Fallon Dern April 19, 2021

Katherine Tai was confirmed as the top United States Trade Negotiator with a 98-0 Senate vote March 17. This decision makes her the first Asian American woman and first woman of color to serve this position. Tai,...

Nobel Prize winner and UCLA professor Dr. Andrea M. Ghez speaks at flex time

Nobel Prize winner and Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Physics and Astronomy Dr. Andrea M. Ghez (Evan ’19, Miles ’24 ) spoke to students and faculty about...

In-person instruction to resume under new guidelines

Will Sherwood April 17, 2021

For the first time in 404 days, students and teachers will be able to return to classrooms together for in-person instruction on Monday, April 19. In an email sent to the upper school parents and students...

Aboubakr answers questions from his audience of community members during the Q&A portion of the event.

Switching sides: Hussein Aboubakr’s journey from future Jihadist to Israeli educator

Ava Fattahi April 15, 2021

The Harvard-Westlake Jewish Family Association (HWJFA) hosted a Zoom event with guest speaker Hussein Aboubakr, a political refugee from Egypt and an educator at StandWithUs (SWU), a nonprofit Los Angeles-based...

Wider Than The Sky poetry festival kicks off April 10

Will Sheehy April 6, 2021

The Wider Than The Sky Poetry Festival, organized by students and faculty, begins virtually April 10. This will be the fifth Wider Than The Sky festival, with the others being held in 2014, 2016, 2017...

Californians 16 and older to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Sandra Koretz March 31, 2021

All Californians 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 15 according to new California guidelines, allowing many upper school students to be vaccinated. In addition,...

Wilson Federman ’24 sorts through piles of shoes donated from local students.

Soles4Good collects shoes from students to send to El Salvador

Natasha Speiss March 30, 2021

Soles4Good, an organization founded by Amaan Furniturewala '21 and Alec Katz '19 in 2017 that helps women in developing countries start businesses selling used shoes, sorted through over 4,200 shoes March...

College Board makes changes to AP curriculum, exams

Mimi Landes March 29, 2021

The College Board announced a new schedule for Advanced Placement (AP) exams for the school year. The school will administer the tests both in-person on paper and at home online over a three-week period...

HW Venture Head of Speaker Events Sophia Rascoff '23 and advisor Rob Levin present announcements to the event participants before the presentations of the Student Startup Roundtable began March 24.

Venture students present at Student Startup Roundtable

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff March 28, 2021

HW Venture hosted the fifth annual Student Startup Roundtable to feature alumni in business and allow students to present their startup companies to their peers March 24. The event began with announcements...

Students and community members recognize women in STEM, entertainment, athletics and more during Women's History Month  every March

School community celebrates the achievements of women during Women’s History Month

Tanisha Gunby March 28, 2021

Every year, Women's History Month is celebrated in March to recognize women's accomplishments throughout American history. EMPOWER Club co-president Maddie Boudov '21 said women have not been fairly represented...

The construction at Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel located on the intersection of Coldwater Boulevard and Ventura Boulevard continues.

Construction at Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel moves ahead

Ava Fattahi March 28, 2021

The centuries-old Studio City gathering place known as Sportsmen's Lodge is currently in the process of a $100 million renovation to become an outdoor mall with locally-based chain restaurants and name-brand...

Prefect council hosts March Madness tournament

Natalie Cosgrove and Leo Saperstein March 27, 2021

Prefect council announced an upper school March Madness bracket tournament for the ongoing National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's basketball tournament. Students participating in the tournament...

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