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    Senior Independent Studies

  • Mock Trial team competes at Los Angeles County Mock Trial Competition


    Mock Trial team competes at Los Angeles County Mock Trial Competition

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    HWSAA hosts kids costume party

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    Swiftie Flex Day

  • Guest Speaker Jeffrey Abrams presents at webinar combatting antisemitism


    Guest Speaker Jeffrey Abrams presents at webinar combatting antisemitism

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    Peer Tutoring expands offerings

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    HWPA hosts Halloween Senior Appreciation event

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    Remembering Jameson McMullen ’19

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Soraya Deen shares her personal experiences fighting for gender equality and advocating for women who face religious-based violence with the EMPOWER Club in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Nov. 3.

Activist speaks on gender justice

Kriste An November 3, 2021

Lawyer, author and award-winning international activist Soraya Deen spoke to EMPOWER, the school’s intersectional feminism and gender equality club, about the importance of advocating for gender justice...

Panelists (Clockwise from top right) Stacy Messaye, Cory Booker, Laurie Levinson and Gabe Ramirez engage in discussion about the justice system.

Parent DEI Committee presents documentary followed by discussion with Senator Cory Booker

Leo Saperstein and Lucas Cohen D'Arbeloff May 13, 2021

The Harvard-Westlake Parents Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee hosted a discussion of Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13th” featuring Senator Cory Booker and author of “Redeeming Justice”...

Dr. Bettina Love speaks on Black creativity and hip-hop at BLACC lunch

Ava Fattahi May 9, 2021

Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) hosted scholar, Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Education at University of Georgia and activist Dr. Bettina Love for a conversation about racial justice...

Mendocino Farms founder Ellen Chen shares her story with HW Venture

Lily Lee April 30, 2021

Mendocino Farms co-founder Ellen Chen (Joe '23) spoke to HW Venture students sharing her story of opening a restaurant and working in the food industry April 26. She discussed how to use the best ingredients...

Nobel Prize winner and UCLA professor Dr. Andrea M. Ghez speaks at flex time

Nobel Prize winner and Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Physics and Astronomy Dr. Andrea M. Ghez (Evan ’19, Miles ’24 ) spoke to students and faculty about...

Aboubakr answers questions from his audience of community members during the Q&A portion of the event.

Switching sides: Hussein Aboubakr’s journey from future Jihadist to Israeli educator

Ava Fattahi April 15, 2021

The Harvard-Westlake Jewish Family Association (HWJFA) hosted a Zoom event with guest speaker Hussein Aboubakr, a political refugee from Egypt and an educator at StandWithUs (SWU), a nonprofit Los Angeles-based...

Batiste answers a staff members question during the Zoom event.

Kutler Center Resident Stephanie Batiste speaks in press conference

Leo Saperstein and Lily Lee March 21, 2021

The 2020-2021 Kutler Center Scholar in Residence, Associate Professor in the Black Studies and English departments at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Dr. Stephanie Batiste ’90, will...

Venture hosts Atom Tickets co-founder Matthew Bakal

Ava Fattahi January 19, 2021

Harvard-Westlake (HW) Venture hosted guest speaker Matthew Bakal, co-founder of Atom Tickets, for an entrepreneurship presentation explaining how he started Atom Tickets and how students can get involved...

Director of Photography at Fox Sports speaks to students

Kaitlin Musante October 31, 2017

Director of Photography at Fox Sports Brian Alexander (London ’18) offered advice about how to succeed as a sports journalist to students Monday during break. In order to teach the students about the...

Refugee film maker speaks to visual arts students

Gabi Berchtold February 17, 2017

Khadim Dai, a Hazara refugee, visited visual arts classes to talk about his life as a refugee and his career as a filmographer documenting his own struggle and that of others. Dai was born in Afghanistan,...

LA Times reporter stresses patience, dedication

Emily Rahhal November 19, 2014

Los Angeles Times reporter Kurt Streeter stressed the importance of patience and sensitivity in cultivating the trust of sources when he spoke to journalism students Nov. 13. “Part of [being a journalist]...

Physics professor presents on AIDS

Tiffany Kim November 19, 2014

UCLA Physics and Astronomy Professor Robijn Bruinsma lectured students Nov. 17 about the recent research from the physics community on the behavior of the AIDS virus. Bruinsma described the behavior of...

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