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    Dear English department

  • Illustration by Sophia Evans and Amelia Chiarelli


    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

  • HWSAA hosts kids costume party


    HWSAA hosts kids costume party

  • Swiftie Flex Day


    Swiftie Flex Day

  • Guest Speaker Jeffrey Abrams presents at webinar combatting antisemitism


    Guest Speaker Jeffrey Abrams presents at webinar combatting antisemitism

  • Members of Peer Tutoring meet in the Learning Center.


    Peer Tutoring expands offerings

  • Members the HW Parent Association pose at their booth on the quad.


    HWPA hosts Halloween Senior Appreciation event

  • Former team captain Jameson McMullen 19 poses for his swim team photo.


    Remembering Jameson McMullen ’19

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The La Femme Club leaders pose with Jasmine Elbarbary, who educated them about skills necessary for holding Pubic Office positions.  Credit: Annie Beckman

Project Coordinator speaks to La Femme

Annie Beckman January 14, 2019

Jasmine Elbarbary, a Project Coordinator for the City of Los Angeles, spoke to La Femme Monday to educate students with the skills needed to run for public office and to discuss the youth programs that...

Conference attendees pose for a picture with featured speaker and actress Lily Colins 07. Credit: Tanisha Gunby/Chronicle

La Femme hosts second annual EMPOWER Conference

Tanisha Gunby October 10, 2018

Students engaged in discussions with distinguished speakers who highlighted their professional and personal experiences relating to equity, feminism and gender equality during the second annual EMPOWER...

Beanie Feldstein 11 speaks to students about being a woman in the entertainment industry  and her time at Harvard-Westlake. Photo credit: Alex Goldstein/Chronicle

Actress Beanie Feldstein ’11 speaks to students about her career and her time at the school

Alex Goldstein March 5, 2018

Actress Beanie Feldstein ’11, who was in the Oscar-nominated movie, “Lady Bird,” and starred alongside Bette Midler in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway, spoke to students and faculty about her experiences...

Kate Von Mende ’18, Sohni Kaur ’17 and Shauna Altieri speak during a break. 
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Club partners with organization to empower, motivate young women

Alex Goldstein November 22, 2017

La Femme aimed to inspire women from schools across the city to find their voice through workshops, discussions and lectures at the first EMPOWER: Empowered Women Empower Others conference Saturday. The...

Movie Mondays highlights diversity

Saba Nia October 11, 2017

The new Movie Mondays committee, which screens movies that highlight diversity, presented their first movie, “Hidden Figures,” to students before Peer Support on Monday. Science teacher and Coordinator...

Changing it up: Dress code to address gender identity

Noa Schwartz June 3, 2017

Administrators drafted an altered wording of the school’s Dress Code, which acknowledges gender identity and issues with its enforcement, as a result of complaints from both upper and middle school students....

Violinist and disability advocate Gaelynn Lea speaks to La Femme on March 27. Printed with permission of Kate von Mende.

Violinist discusses using music to enact social change

Sofia Heller March 28, 2017

Violinist and singer Gaelynn Lea spoke to La Femme about living with Brittle Bone Disease, advocating for people with disabilities and using her music as a way to enact social change after school March...

Juno Temple motivates students to stay confident and true to themselves. Credit: Sophie Haber/Chronicle

Juno Temple encourages female empowerment

Sophie Haber March 20, 2017

Actress Juno Temple discussed the importance of confidence and self-acceptance as a means of promoting feminine power with members of Le Femme on Monday, while talking about her experience as a woman in...

La Femme club members sell shirts designed by Chasia Jeffries 17 in front of Chalmers Tuesday. Credit: Sofia Heller/Chronicle

La Femme sells T-shirts to benefit Elizabeth House

Sofia Heller March 7, 2017

La Femme sold T-shirts on the quad for $15 from March 6 to 10 to raise money for Elizabeth House, a non-profit organization that provides economic, medical and emotional support, including shelter and...

Students enjoy refreshments at the multicultural lunch.
Credit: Sophie Haber/Chronicle

Affinity groups host multicultural brunch

Jenny Li January 30, 2017

Student-led affinity groups including the Latin American Student Organization, Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club, Gender and Sexuality Awareness Club and La Femme hosted a multicultural brunch...

La Femme Speaker Victoria Fox discusses the importance of stem cell research and the significance of women being represented in STEM fields with Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts before the official La Femme meeting Jan. 9. Credit: Printed with permission of Daria Arzy

La Femme speaker discusses women in STEM

Sofia Heller January 11, 2017

Stem cell researcher Dr. Victoria Fox was set to speak to members of La Femme about her experiences as a woman in science and the importance of stem cell work Jan. 9, as of press time. Fox is the CEO of...

La Femme club leader Sohni Kaur 17 led the discussion with guest Celine Khavarani ’95. Credit: Sophie Haber/Chronicle

Alumna speaks on women in the work force

Sofia Heller October 17, 2016

Senior Vice President of Global Communications Celebrity and VIP at Marc Jacobs Celine Khavarani ’95 spoke to members of La Femme about her experience as a woman in the work force. In past...

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