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A Cause for College

Dylan Graff February 12, 2023

As Skyler Griswold ’24 went out to recess in third grade with a backpack full of lanyards, she said all she could think about was the goal of 240 dollars she had set for herself. The night before, Griswold...

Power of the Portfolio

Chloe Schaeffer October 3, 2019

When visual arts teacher Claire Cochran ’06 was a senior, her art portfolio was her ticket to college, she said. Even though her GPA may not have been high enough for her to gain admission to a highly...

Illustration by Spencer Klink 20.

High Stakes: The Race Begins

Kaelyn Bowers September 4, 2018

The Sporty Scientist: Mary* As a varsity athlete, Mary ’19 devotes the majority of her time toward after school practices and weekend tournaments. But even though her extracurricular options were limited...



Su Jin Nam February 13, 2015

All students attending Harvard-Westlake have gone through its application process, most with help from parents or guardians. Youna Choi’s ’17 experience was different from others’. Her mother speaks...

High Stakes: Starting the Application Process

September 4, 2012

By Rachel Schwartz   Courtney* Courtney spent her summer going to tournaments and camps for her sport. She has met with coaches and has received offers from several schools including eight division...

Sophomore sings in Honors Choir at Carnegie

March 15, 2012

By Elizabeth Madden Elizabeth Cohen ’14 sang at Carnegie Hall in New York the weekend of Feb. 11 with the American High School Honors Choir. Cohen, a member of the Bel Canto choir at school,...

Cellist applies to music conservatories

November 16, 2011

By Alex Gura Looking through the application statistics, Devon Breton-Pakozdi’12 turned to the page of a music conservatory and saw one lone name. Most other colleges have at least a half dozen...

Too early to tell

November 10, 2010

  By Rebecca Nussbaum As early applications are being submitted, college is a main topic of conversation on campus. The seniors’ energy has changed noticeably over the past six months....

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