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  • President Rick Commons sent a school-wide email Tuesday detailing the most recent incident of antisemitic vandalism.

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    Commons reports new incident of antisemitic vandalism

  • Brady Dunlap 23 decommits from Notre Dame

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    Brady Dunlap ’23 decommits from Notre Dame

  • Boys basketball continues eight-game win streak

    Basketball (Boys)

    Boys basketball continues eight-game win streak

  • Trent Perry ’24, Brady Dunlap ’23 and Jacob Huggins ’23 of Harvard Westlake pose alongside Dusty Stromer, Mercy Miller and Caleb Foster of Notre Dame High School for picture day.

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    Boys basketball tops national and local high school rankings top 12 in national high school rankings

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    Alumni panels speak to juniors

  • Sanders is currently Director of Admission and Financial Assistance at Francis Parker School in San Diego.

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    Sanders appointed Head of Admission and Enrollment

  • Asher Rossen 23 fights for the ball in the Loyola match Jan. 13.

    Soccer (Boys)

    Boys soccer ties Loyola in first draw of the season

  • Students play chess against each other during Prefect Council and the Chess Clubs tournament.

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    Prefect Council and Chess Club host tournament

  • Alyssa Thompson 23 picked first overall in NWSL Draft

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    Alyssa Thompson ’23 picked first overall in NWSL Draft

  • The schools emergency broadcasting system notified the community at  6:20 AM that in-person instruction would be canceled Tuesday.

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    Both campuses closed due to rain storms

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Jeon poses with her new book Brand New World. Her book, available on Amazon, combines elements of Greek mythology, tragedy and dark academia.

Jina Jeon ’23 publishes novel

Zoe Goor and Everett Lakey December 15, 2022

Presentation Managing Editor Jina Jeon '23 published her novel "Brand New World" on Amazon on Nov. 11. The book, inspired by the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, is the first that Jeon has published,...

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...

Illustration by Sophia Evans

What’s New: Fall Reviews: “The School for Good and Evil”

Natasha Speiss and Jade Harris November 17, 2022

Netflix's film "The School for Good and Evil," released Oct. 18, attempts to spin classic fairy tale motifs into something fresh and original but sorely misses the mark. Based on the book by Soman Chainani,...

A thanksgiving table with a delicious feast is left abandoned.

An Insincere Thanks

Dylan Graff November 16, 2022

Cutter East ’24 said he vividly remembers learning about the first Thanksgiving in his kindergarten class. East, who identifies as a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Isleta Pueblo, said...

EYES ON THE TARGET: Jaxson Tierney ’23 extends out of the water with the ball in his hand as he prepares to take a shot at the opposing goalie.

Boys water polo faces Newport Harbor in CIF semifinal game

Jackson Mayer November 16, 2022

The boys water polo team reached the semifinals of thewCalifornia Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Championships before losing to Newport Harbor on Nov. 9. The score of the game was 11...

While scrolling for Halloween costumes, the category of Sexy can seem like the only one for  girls.

From Candy Bars to Eye Candy

Eden Conner November 7, 2022

“In girl world, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress up like a total sl*t and no other girls can say anything about it,” Regina George explained, twirling in her playboy bunny halloween...

Wake Up, Harvard-Westlake

Wake Up, Harvard-Westlake

Zoe Goor November 4, 2022

Every morning, as students trudge down the sidewalk in front of the Taper Gymnasium at 7:40 a.m. with their heads bent over their cellphones and their ears plugged with AirPods, most other students in...

Performing Arts Teacher Lisa Peters poses in her Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy costume that she made herself.

A Costume Conundrum

Sasha Aghnatios October 29, 2022

As Andres Alas '25 walked through a costume store to buy his Halloween costume, he looked at the materials discovering that one of his favorites was made of 100 percent synthetic—non-biodegradable—material....

Sophomores must arrive by start of first period no matter when their classes begin

Sophomores must arrive by start of first period no matter when their classes begin

Olivia Phillips October 22, 2022

School policy dictates that unlike seniors and juniors, sophomores must be present on campus at 8 a.m. even if their classes start later. However, students at the middle school can arrive at any time before...

Looks for the Books: Homecoming Profiles

Sabrina Hamideh October 12, 2022

Students dressed up for the galaxy-themed Homecoming formal on Oct. 8. Take a look at some of the looks from the night!

Prefects release homecoming theme

Prefects release homecoming theme

Olivia Phillips October 5, 2022

Prefect Council announced “Fly Me to the Moon” as the theme for the Homecoming formal in an email Sept. 14. The formal event will take place Oct. 8 at the upper school campus from 7 p.m to 11 p.m. Senior...

Buddy the Wolverine dunks a basketball in front of the community in Taper Gym.

Prefect Council hosts Fanatic Fest

Olivia Phillips September 30, 2022

Prefect Council hosted Fanatic Fest in Taper Gym during community time Thursday. Buddy Wolverine, the Head Fanatics, Spirit Squad, the fencing team and other sports teams contributed to the event. Spirit...

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