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  • The English department discusses the curriculum with Pecola from The Bluest Eye in the background.


    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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    Jewish activist Ben Freeman speaks on antisemitism

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Jack Kelman ’23 races around the field, dodging through the opposition as he attempts to receive a flag handoff.

Prefect Council holds capture the flag tournament

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff December 20, 2021

Prefect Council hosted a Capture the Flag tournament, in which students participated in scheduled matches during break and lunch from Dec. 2-7. Teams ran across Ted Slavin Field to steal the other side’s...

A plea to prefects

A plea to prefects

Julian Andreone June 4, 2020

During the election process, Prefect Council candidates are not allowed to campaign outside of designated assemblies and webinars, a necessary rule protecting the psychological well-being of students....

Students sign up for the Linguistics Club, which is lead by Liana Wadhwani ’22, during activities period in Chalmers East.

Credit: Quincey Dern/Chronicle

Prefects host miniature activities fair in Chalmers

Quincey Dern February 11, 2020

Prefect Council hosted an Activities Fair for new clubs to share their interests with students in Chalmers East on Monday. New clubs implemented The event featured the seven new clubs that will meet...

Prefects implement Orange Sheet system

Casey Kim December 12, 2018

In order to eliminate miscommunication between students and teachers, Prefect Council implemented a new Orange Sheet system, which students will use to move a test when they have three or more on the...

Juniors elect Prefects, will vote in runoff

Sophie Haber April 21, 2017

  Juniors elected JP Cherry ’18, Princie Kim ’18 and Sarah Conway ’18 to serve as Senior Prefects for the 2017-2018 school year. Students heard speeches in Rugby Auditorium on Wednesday. Eli...

Honor Board video, breast cancer awareness highlight senior class meeting

Sammi Handler December 9, 2016

Prefect Council screened a video during senior class meeting Friday explaining the mechanics of the Honor Board due to a recent Chronicle article, Head Prefects said. An alumna also shared a story of...

Prefect Council changes colors of graduation gowns

Sophie Cohen October 9, 2016

The administration and Prefect Council jointly decided to end the commencement tradition of male seniors wearing black robes and female seniors wearing white robes in order to create a more inclusive community....

President Rick Commons shakes Head Prefect Matt Thomass 17 hand after Thomas concludes his speech at the fourth annual convocation ceremony. Credit: Aaron Park/Chronicle

Convocation invests prefects, honors 25th anniversary

August 29, 2016

As the fourth annual all-school convocation ceremony Monday celebrated the 25th year of the union of the Harvard School for Boys and the Westlake School for Girls, Head Prefects Matt Thomas '17 and Cate...

Video: Senior Ring Ceremony

September 17, 2012

Seniors were welcomed to their final year at Harvard-Westlake with class rings and keychains, Sept. 9. The Senior Prefects spoke and the Chamber Singers performed two pieces. President Tom Hudnut closed...

Junior prefects elected without runoffs for 2012-13 school year

April 23, 2012

By Michael Rothberg Henry Hahn '14, Oliver Goodman-Waters '14, Ashley Sacks '14 and Mazelle Etessami '14 won the election for 2012-2013 Junior Prefects, Upper School Dean Tamar Adegbile...

We need to clarify the Honor Code

March 15, 2012

There’s no doubt that the Honor Code is important to the community. Seventy-eight percent of students polled think so, and 82 percent of students believe in the Honor Code. But despite the overwhelming...

Prefect Council posts 12 new Honor Code copies

May 25, 2011

By Caitie Benell As part of the Prefect Council’s goal to make the Honor Code more visible around campus, about six weeks ago prefects posted 12 typed and framed copies of the Honor Code. The...

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