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Two student films win at South Bay Film Festival

Layla Moghavem May 27, 2015

Two student films on genocide and domestic violence, "Curt Lowens: A Life of Changes" and "The Monster Within," won awards at the South Bay Film Festival, which took place at Mira Costa High School May...

Student film festival to honor 10 films, PSAs

Emily Rahhal May 27, 2015

Ten student films will receive awards at the Los Angeles Student Film Festival May 30. Students from several Los Angeles schools created these films during a Harvard-Westlake summer program. Honored filmmakers...

Upper school choirs sing popular hits

Chronicle Staff May 27, 2015

About 50 singers in the Upper School choruses performed on May 22 and 23 for their Spring Choral Concert, with the theme "It’s a Grand Night for Singing." The Wolverine Chorus, Chamber Singers and the...

Rwanda documentary wins at film festival

Nick Settelmayer May 27, 2015

Mike Mapes ’16 won best documentary at the International Youth Film Festival for his film, "I Am Kizito," about a young Rwandan man named Kizito. In January 2014, Mapes visited Rwanda on a Harvard-Westlake...

5 films to be screened in Archer, SoCal festivals

Sophie Cohen April 29, 2015

One student film was accepted into the fourth annual Archer Film Festival, and five student films were accepted to the 2015 SoCal Student Film Festival. The Archer Film Festival will take place at 6:30...

Seniors film on set of movie, ‘Tangerine’

Emily Rahhal April 29, 2015

Select film students taped behind-the-scenes footage including interviews with the actors in the Sundance Institute’s film "Tangerine" April 1. The footage was filmed in one 10-hour day by Max Cho ’15,...

Video classes visit alumnus on comedy set

Eshanika Chaudhary April 29, 2015

Students in Video Art I, II and III classes attended a studio shoot for Jason Reitman’s ’95 Hulu comedy "Casual" April 23 at Tamarack Studios in Sun Valley. Reitman invited students to his set to see...

Student receives national recognition for work

Lauren Kim April 29, 2015

Danielle Stolz ’15 received a Silver Medal in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her watercolor titled "I’ll Take It To Go." The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the...

Blank Theatre to perform 2 student plays

Jean Sanders April 29, 2015

The Blank Theatre selected five plays written by students as semifinalists for their Young Playwrights Festival. Sabrina Batchler ’15 and Dylan Schifrin’s ’16 plays were chosen as two of the 12 plays...

Babel submissions increase with new incentives

Kamala Durairaj March 18, 2015

The newly renamed world languages magazine Babel has received 50 student submissions, an increase due to a new extra credit opportunity offered by the World Language department. Babel Editor Lucas Gelfen...

SCVA Choral Festival set for March

Kelly Riopelle March 18, 2015

Bel Canto, Chamber Singers and Wolverine Chorus will perform March 24 at the Southern California Vocal Association Festival in Rugby Auditorium. The choral groups will sing pieces including "Ave Maria,"...

Senior to produce ‘Love Notes’ charity musical event

Katie Plotkin February 13, 2015

Jensen McRae ’15 will produce "Love Notes," an annual singing showcase that will benefit a charity in honor of her late friend, Justin Carr ’14, on Feb. 22. Carr ’14 died of cardiomyopathy in 2013...

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