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Library now loans laptops to students

Claire Keller September 1, 2015

An update to the laptop program will allow students to take and use the borrowed devices outside of the library and to their classes due to the One-to-One program necessitating the use of laptops for every...

Information Tech doubles bandwidth

Aaron Lyons September 1, 2015

The Computer Service department changed its name to Information Technology. "Mostly because Computer Services for many years now has not really been accurate as we work with a lot more [aspects of] technology...

Annual Giving reaches a record $7.7 million

Sammi Handler September 1, 2015

Parents, alumni, faculty and staff donated a record of $7.7 million to Annual Giving last year, the most for an independent day school in the country, according to Head of External Relations Ed Hu. Faculty...

Alumni go to ‘Friday Night Lights’ event

Sabrina de Brito September 1, 2015

Alumni living in the Los Angeles area supported the Wolverines against rival Loyola Cubs at the football game last Friday after a dinner and a reception in the Feldman Horn gallery as part of the "Friday...

Grass replaces trailers, history offices renovated

Sammi Handler September 1, 2015

Two trailers outside Rugby Hall were removed during the summer because of "a desire to return green space to the general community," Vice President John Amato said. Teachers and students used the trailers...

Wang Hall opens, classrooms converted

Layla Moghavem September 1, 2015

The new Wang Hall is open at the Middle School after a year of renovations. Wang Hall, previously Reynolds Hall, has a new eighth grade lounge. In years before the renovation, eighth grade students spent...

Senior self-publishes fantasy novel, ‘Code!’

Ethan Knight September 1, 2015

Elizabeth Anne Rao ’16 published her book "Code!" on July 11 using the online publishing site Outskirt Press. Her book is about a group of people who receive superpowers from a mysterious man, claiming...

Junior debaters win top national rankings

Katie Perrin May 27, 2015

Led by two nationally- ranked juniors, the debate team consistently earned top results this year as tournaments increased in difficulty throughout the season. Cameron Cohen ’16 and Nick Steele ’16...

Students use new app to play campus-wide Assassin game

Eshanika Chaudhary May 27, 2015

Gabriel Jenkinson ‘16 was one of the top five competitors in this year’s game of Assassin until his killer snuck past his friends, who were acting as bodyguards, and "shot" him in the back. Although...

‘Mad Men’ finale has alum link

Kelly Loeb May 27, 2015

In the finale of television show "Mad Men," created by Matt Weiner ‘83, Evan Arnold ’88 played Leonard, who made actor Jon Hamm’s Don Draper cry during a seminar at a retreat. The AMC series first...

Watson to teach writing, English classes in Boston

Teresa Suh April 29, 2015

English teacher Sasha Watson will be moving to Massachusetts to be closer to her family. She has been at Harvard-Westlake for four years. Watson gave birth to a son last summer, and she has set her priorities...

Teacher to program for startups

Liz Yount April 29, 2015

Computer Science teacher Jason Fieldman ’98 is leaving after two years of teaching to resume his previous career as a professional programmer for startups. Fieldman has taught Design and Data Structures...

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