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Harvard-Westlake Parents Association (HWPA) hosted the October Faculty Appreciation Luncheon in partnership with Latin American Parents Association (LAPA) Oct. 28.

Parents’ Association hosts Faculty Appreciation Luncheon

Nathan Wang October 28, 2023

Harvard-Westlake Parents (HWP) partnered with the school's Latin American Parent’s Association (LAPA) to host the monthly Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon on the Feldman-Horn Gallery LAPA provided...

Delegates win awards at UCSB Triton Model United Nations

Delegates win awards at UCSB Triton Model United Nations

Ella Jeon, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer October 28, 2023

The Model United Nations (MUN) team won several awards at Triton MUN at the University of California San Diego on Oct. 28, their first conference of the school year. The team won the “Outstanding...

Fiona Kim 24, Ronan Valle 24 and Matthew Reiter 25 register seniors to vote for the upcoming election.

Students hold voter registration for seniors

Kayla Graff, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer October 6, 2023

Fiona Kim ’24, Ronan Valle ’24 and Matthew Reiter ’25 organized a voter registration event Monday Oct. 2. They registered at least 30 seniors to vote in the 2024 election. Kim registered university...

A student and generative A.I. chatbot pose as they formulate an academic idea. Illustration by Amelia Chiarelli.

A.I. is a tool for education, not a threat

William Liu, Assistant Opinion Editor September 21, 2023

When the artificial intelligence (AI) language model ChatGPT first became available to the public, schools scrambled to rearrange curriculums, develop new policies and cushion against what seemed to be...

Upper school campus to be closed for second day

Connor Tang, Assistant News Editor September 5, 2023

The school announced in an all-school email Sept. 5 that in-person classes at the upper school would be cancelled Wednesday Sept. 6 due to the water leak. The announcement marks the second consecutive...

Junior Fellowship: Claire Wu

Max Turetzky September 2, 2023

For her junior fellowship, Claire Wu '24 visited San Francisco during the summer to research living conditions for Chinese immigrants. Her project was titled “Single-Room Occupancy Units (SROs) in San...



Eze Baum, Staff Writer September 2, 2023

While they may not be the films recognized by the Academy Awards, some of the most remembered and cherished movies we’ve grown up with are comedies. Each decade has a raunchy high school comedy that...

1989 (Taylors Version)

“1989 (Taylor’s Version)”

Camryn Banafsheha and Donna Enayati September 2, 2023

Eight years, nine months and 13 days after the original release of the pop album “1989,” Taylor Swift’s global fanbase is buzzing with excitement. To many, these seemingly random numbers may appear...

The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Katelyn Kim, Assistant A&E Editor September 2, 2023

The second season of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” takes a significant turn and dives into a more mature and somber narrative that captures the delights, sufferings and changes of summer. The show's...

Bad Idea Right? - Olivia Rodrigo

“Bad Idea Right?” – Olivia Rodrigo

Analeigh Nava, Staff Writer September 2, 2023

Olivia Rodrigo released “Bad Idea Right?" as a pre-release to her upcoming album, “GUTS,” on Aug. 11. The track rose to the No. 3 spot on Spotify the day it was released and gaining over eight million...

HIGH ALTITUDE: Members of the boys and girls cross country team 
pose together for a team picture out in the wilderness of Big Bear Lake.

Cross country prepares for fall season with trip to Big Bear Lake

Justin Tang August 28, 2023

The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams went on retreat to Big Bear Lake during their preseason for additional training and team bonding Aug. 8-13. Cross Country and Track Head Jonas Koolsbergen...

AROUND THE BLOCK: Attacker Alex Heenan ’24 throws a no-look pass, looking to break down the defense. After three months in tough training, the team is back against St. Francis High School on Aug. 23.

Water polo looks for new leadership heading into season

Justin Tang August 28, 2023

The boys’ water polo team began preseason training in preparation for the upcoming fall season on Aug. 7. Last season, the team finished with a total record of 21-8 and a league record of 4-0, losing...

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