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Tapping Into Our Inner Child

Pim Otero August 1, 2015

Last year, my mom decided to try something: a Gratitude Jar. Think a swear jar, but instead, every day, you place a post-it note with something you’re grateful for. When I first heard it, I thought it...

Daydreaming provides break from the informational flow

Daydreaming provides break from the ‘informational flow’

Pim Otero May 27, 2015

At 13 years old, Elliot Kang ’16 imagined what it would be like to be the protagonist from his favorite show, "Dragon Ball Z." The latest episode in his series of superhero daydreams frequently interrupted...

Students buy tank for fish in library

Pim Otero May 21, 2015

Victoria Keating '16, Jessie Pfeifer '16, Chloe Shi '16 and English teacher Malina Mamigonian raised $329 in a bale sale yesterday to pay for new tanks and supplies for the two library fish. A poll to...

Students on college tour protest Indiana law

Sharon Chow April 29, 2015

The Bison college tour was scheduled to visit the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, April 1 in the midst of a national controversy over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The...

Choir groups win awards during Spring Break tour

Pim Otero April 15, 2015

The Wolverine Chorus, Chamber Singers, Bel Canto, and Jazz Singers won a total of seven awards, as well as one solo award for Benny Weisman ’15 at the Heritage Festival in Santa Clara during the past...

Choirs compete in Festival Clinic Concert

Pim Otero March 25, 2015

Students in Bel Canto, Chamber Singers and Wolverine Chorus competed in the Festival Clinic Concert March 24 in Rugby Auditorium. Due to lack of signups from other choirs, Harvard-Westlake was the only...



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...

Bram ’99 wins Grammy for best arrangement

Pim Otero February 13, 2015

Ben Bram ’99 won a Grammy for ‘Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella’ with other members of Penatonix for the arrangement ‘Daft Punk.’

Teachers visit India on immersion grant

Pim Otero January 14, 2015

Art teachers Cheri Gaulke and Claire Cochran traveled to India during winter break on a faculty fellowship bestowed by Harvard-Westlake’s Cultural Heritage and Arts of India Club and the Gunter-Gross...

Ethics Bowl competitors take 5th place

Pim Otero December 27, 2014

Harvard-Westlake participants took fifth place in the Annual Southern California High School Ethics Bowl, winning two rounds out of three rather than losing two rounds as previously thought. The team...

Choirs dedicate song to Jim Brink

Pim Otero December 13, 2014

All Upper School choirs performed in the annual winter holiday concert, “Gloria: Rejoice & Sing”, Friday evening at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, conducted by Choral Director Rodger...

Students to perform in annual holiday choral concert

Pim Otero November 19, 2014

Choral students may dedicate the annual holiday concert, "Gloria: Rejoice & Sing" to the memory of science teacher Jim Brink, who died Nov. 12. The concert will take place at the First Presbyterian...

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