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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 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...

DEI Alumni Advisory Council convenes for inaugural meeting

Mimi Landes March 26, 2021

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Alumni Advisory Council, comprised of volunteer alumni working in conjunction with school administrators from the Office of DEI, hosted its inaugural meeting March...

Students share their experiences during the Q&A portion of the panel.

HW Jewish Family Alliance hosts Jewish student activist panel

Kate Burry March 6, 2021

Members of the Harvard-Westlake Jewish Family Alliance (HWJFA) joined a virtual panel of Pro-Israel college students and listened to their experiences pursuing Jewish activism on campus at 7 pm on March...

Student Alumni Association runs thank-a-thon for alumni donors

Student Alumni Association runs thank-a-thon for alumni donors

Will Sheehy March 2, 2021

The Harvard-Westlake Student Alumni Association (HWSAA) wrote letters to alumni donors as part of a thank-a-thon March 1. Organized by Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Katie Lim ’13, students hand-wrote...

Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds

Sophia Musante and Mia Feizbakhsh August 26, 2020

As Jack Shane ’19 frantically ran into baseball practice, he felt the judgmental gazes of his teammates upon him. Late from dropping off his girlfriend, he rushed to apologize, only to be met with taunts...

The account's first post outlined its goals for the initiative. There are currently 28 posts total.

Alumni start ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

Ethan Lachman July 13, 2020

Class of 2019 alumni founded an Instagram account named “blackathw” June 21 to highlight the experiences and injustices Black students and people of color face at the school. The account is one of...

Administrators, alumni meet virtually to discuss systemic racism

Ethan Lachman June 14, 2020

In an email sent to students, parents, faculty and staff, President Rick Commons announced Friday that the administration met virtually with alumni who co-wrote two letters asking the school to take further...

Alumni, students send letters to the school requesting internal action to help attain racial equality

Alumni, students send letters to the school requesting internal action to help attain racial equality

Ethan Lachman June 3, 2020

In response to nationwide protests against racial injustice, alumni sent two letters to the administration this week asking the school to more directly address racism within the school community and play...

HWAA hosts annual Halloween party

Caitlin Chung October 29, 2018

175 Wolverine alumna and their children engaged in arts and crafts projects, games and a costume contest at the annual Alumni with Young Kids Halloween Party on Oct. 28, the second alumni event of the...

Chehak ’97 begins teaching in art department

Tammer Bagdasarian September 16, 2018

Jesse Chehak '97 joined the art department, where he will teach three classes and advise AP Studio Art, succeeding former art teacher Kevin O'Malley. After graduating from Harvard-Westlake, Chehak taught art...

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Looking to the future: Deans and HW Works reintroduce Career Day after hiatus

Luke Schneider February 13, 2018

The upper school deans and HW Works administration announced that Career Day would be reintroduced for sophomores, following a four-year hiatus, at class meeting Feb. 7. Career Day grants students with...

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