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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

  • 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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    Addiction specialist presents to juniors

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An earthquake destroys the ground near a city.

Turkey’s grim earthquake lessons

Jackson Tanner, Assistant Opinion Editor March 22, 2023

California shares similar seismic conditions to Turkey, and the recent earthquakes there lay bare the vulnerability the state shares. On the morning of February 6, the ground of Southeastern Turkey and...

Students tend to the hydroponic plant towers.

Reducing our environmental impact

Elizabeth Johnstone, Guest Writer March 22, 2023

The upper school campus has a sustainability problem, and it’s nothing new either. We all know about our plastic-packaged food in the cafeteria, excessive food waste problem and extravagant energy use...

Addressing Misogyny

Zoe Goor, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer March 22, 2023

Andrew Tate, a far-right social media influencer, has been searched via #AndrewTate 22 billion times on TikTok as of the end of 2022, according to New York Magazine. Tate, a self-proclaimed misogynist,...

A Ukraine flag waves in from of the independence monument.

War Fatigue, Claire-ified

Claire Conner, Print Managing Editor March 22, 2023

In the Luhansk region of Ukraine, a Russian military training facility sorts recruits using colored wristbands. They are preparing to fight in the trenches at Bakhmut, an eastern Ukrainian city that’s...

Making the best LA Metro plans

Jack Moreland February 18, 2023

In 2026, LA Metro, Los Angeles County's transit authority, will begin construction on a rapid transit line from Van Nuys to West Los Angeles through Sherman Oaks. The city has depended on cars for decades,...

Clarifying community service

Alden Detmer February 18, 2023

With the administration reinstating the hands-on component of the school's 12-hour community service requirement, volunteering in the community is as important as ever. Community service hours can provide...

Letter to the Editors: Setting the record straight

Kayla Graiwer and Manu Markman February 15, 2023

This section is generally dedicated to giving opinions on the talk of the town—school activities, cultural phenomena and the like. However, today, we, as leaders of the Jewish community at Harvard-Westlake,...

Kids are happily getting off a school bus and are ready to visit monuments.

Plan more field trips

Hannah Shahidi February 10, 2023

Classes at the school cover a wide range of topics in core subjects and additional areas of study. While some classes and programs take field trips, much of the content students learn often stays in the...

A globe to represent the need to learn about multicultural issues.

Bring awareness to global issues

Hannah Shahidi, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer February 10, 2023

The smell of traditional Persian stews fills the air as I sit down for my daily family dinner. Normally, when I sit down to eat, my parents and I exchange small talk and catch up with each other about...

An illustration depicts various posters made by the Jewish Club as  measure to address campus antisemitism. The posters were created after five swastikas were found around the school this year.

Addressing campus antisemitism

Claire Conner, Print Managing Editor February 9, 2023

“Harry Styles loves Jews, and so should you.” “Without Jews, you wouldn’t have Borat!” “Anti-Zionism is antisemitism.” As a Jew, I know that each of these sentences, written on posters that...

Implement oral exams

Jade Harris, Assistant Opinion Editor February 8, 2023

As departments struggle to find a solution to ChatGPT’s threats to student integrity, the school’s curriculum continues to pull students towards written, in-class exams. Even though in-class exams...

A student stands in front of a bookshelf that represents courses at the school. There is a lack of humanity opportunities for students to choose from.

Remove all AP classes

Jade Harris, Assistant Opinion Editor January 3, 2023

The school has decided to slowly shift away from Advanced Placement (AP) courses, beginning mostly with the humanities. While the removal of APs is beneficial to students, the current methodology will...

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