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Alumni gather to discuss recent school developments

Max Turetzky, Assistant Opinion Editor February 1, 2024

Harvard-Westlake Student Alumni Association (HWSAA) hosted its annual Community Board Meeting in the newly renovated Mudd Library on Jan. 24. The event, which was open to all alumni, highlighted recent...

Simon Pompan 18 and Harry Gestener 18 from left to right. Both alumni were featured on Forbes 30 under 30 list for notable work in their co-founded company Fanfix.

Three alumni featured in Forbes’ 2024 30 Under 30 list

Nathan Wang, Assistant News Editor December 13, 2023

Forbes Magazine admitted three alumni to the Forbes North America Under 30 List on Nov. 28. Harry Gestetner ’18 and Simon Pompan ’18 were selected for social media, and Larry Zhang ’14 was selected...

A Friendship for the Ages

A Friendship for the Ages

Alden Detmer, Assistant Features Editor November 15, 2023

On a warm afternoon in 1977, anticipatory whispers filled the air as a mob of eager seventh graders gathered for their first football team meeting. Scanning the room, Monty Minchin ’83 locked eyes with...

Alumni panels speak to juniors

Zoe Goor January 20, 2023

A panel of alumni spoke to juniors about the college process during Junior Seminar in Rugby Auditorium, Ahmanson Lecture Hall and the Chalmers Lounge Jan. 9. Split up by dean group, each cohort heard from...

Six alumni who graduated within the last decade are featured on the 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list features alumni

Chloe Park and Grant Park December 14, 2022

Forbes magazine selected six alumni for its annual 30 Under 30 North America list announced Nov. 29. The six chosen alumni are Lukas Czinger ’12 in the Manufacturing Industry category, Vivien Mao...

Dr. Emmett G. Price III ’92, the the inaugural Dean of Africana Studies at Berklee College of Music, recalls core memories from his time at the school, including harrowing experiences of racism on campus.

Alumnus and scholar speaks during Community Flex Time webinar

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff February 12, 2022

Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club (BLACC) hosted educator, musician and speaker Dr. Emmett G. Price III ’92 in a webinar honoring Black History Month on Feb. 7. Price, who serves as the inaugural...

Students gather in the Ahmanson Lecture Hall to meet with members of HWSAA remotely.

HWSAA holds Alumni in Entertainment event

Chloe Park February 4, 2022

The Harvard- Westlake Student Alumni Association (HWSAA) hosted the event HW4L Campus: Alumni in Entertainment on Monday. Students had the option of attending the event on Zoom or in-person at Ahmanson...

Ben Sherwood ’81 (Assistant News Section Editor Will ’23) spoke to HW Venture about his career path during Conference Time on Thursday. Sherwood is currently the CEO and co-founder of MOJO, a youth sports app meant to make coaching easier for parents.

CEO and co-founder visits HW Venture

Natalie Cosgrove December 7, 2021

HW Venture hosted Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MOJO Benjamin Sherwood ’81 (Will Sherwood '23)to speak with students in the Drama Lab on Dec. 12. According to Sherwood, MOJO is a sports app...

Lieutenant Earle LeMasters ’04 and Captain Colin Weidmann ’08 answer Reverend Anne Gardner’s question about what an average day looks like for a member of the U.S. military. Both said the day-to-day experience is more mundane than most people think.

Veteran alumni discuss paths to military careers

Will Sherwood November 18, 2021

In honor of Veterans Day, the school hosted two alumni to share their military experiences. Reverend Anne Gardner interviewed Captain Colin Weidmann ’08 and Lieutenant Earle LeMasters ’04 in Taper...

Various alumni showcase their work inspired by different endeavors
pursued at the school.

Stardom Young

Allegra Drago, Assistant Features Editor November 18, 2021

Overwhelmed by the chatter of his childhood friend and the cacophony of cicadas, alumnus Nick Lee quietly sat at the breakfast table. Jaw agape, he stared in disbelief at the Instagram notification that...

Members of the Harvard-Westlake Student Alumni Association (HWSAA) listen to Ray Kim, Alyse Gellis and Sam deCastro Abeger speak about their experiences in the entertainment industry.

Alumni in entertainment share stories about their careers at HWSAA panel

Fallon Dern and Leo Saperstein April 20, 2021

The Harvard Westlake Student Alumni Association (HWSAA) hosted an event for students to learn about the entertainment industry through a panel of alumni April 16. HWSAA leaders Mia Shelton '21 and Chelsea...

Westflix hosts first virtual premiere event

Natalie Cosgrove March 27, 2021

Westflix members hosted the first virtual Westflix Film Festival for students in Southern California using the virtual screening platforms BingeWave and Zoom on Friday and Saturday. Golden Globe Award-winning...

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