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Limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines in Los Angeles County negatively impacts seniors

Tanisha Gunby and Natalie Cosgrove February 17, 2021

Citizens 65 and older in the Los Angeles County district are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as of Jan. 14. However, only 850,000 vaccine doses were delivered, when more than four million...

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...

Best in the West: Character designer displays work, discusses movie

Luke Schneider February 26, 2018

Writer, designer and visual artist Mark “Crash” McCreery spoke to students about the creative process behind “Rango," an animated Western comedy film that first premiered in 2011, Feb. 25. To complement...

Chris Sarandon, who plays Prince Humperdinck in ‘The Princess Bride,’ discusses the film after it was screened at Cinema Sundays, hosted by Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch. Credit: Danielle Spitz/Chronicle

Prepare to die laughing with Walch

Alex Goldstein February 15, 2017

Prince Humperdinck stepped down from the throne to talk about the making of the movie "The Princess Bride" after the film’s screening during the fourth Cinema Sunday of the year hosted by Performing...

Cinema Sundays organizer Ted Walch catches up with Josh Musicant ’17 and his mother before the film. Credit: Anthony Weinraub/Chronicle

Annual Cinema Sundays film seminars commence

Samantha Lingard January 11, 2017

Cinema Sundays, hosted by Performing Arts teacher Ted Walch, will screen 10 select films at the upper school this year, continuing the eight-year-long tradition. Walch, who has taught at the school since...

Musical accepts all students who auditioned

Danielle Spitz September 9, 2016

Performing arts teacher Ted Walch informed students who auditioned for the fall musical "Les Misérables" that everyone would have a role in the show. Walch made the decision along with performing arts...

Poet Max Ritvo ’09 passes away after battling pediatric cancer

Danielle Spitz August 31, 2016

Max Ritvo ’09 passed away Aug. 23 after battling with the pediatric cancer Ewings Sarcoma.   Ritvo was diagnosed at age 16 and dropped out of high school to receive treatment. Ritvo eventually...

The baseball outfielders celebrate their 8-4 victory over Simi Valley during the Easton Tournament.  Credit: Bennett Gross/ Chronicle

For the love of the game

Jake Liker April 19, 2016

Among the most prominent figures on Ted Walch’s desk, which is wedged into a back corner of the drama office at Harvard-Westlake, are two transparent cases. One is a cube encasing an old, yellowing...

Cinema studies teacher Ted Walch listens to director Spike Jonze and editor Eric Zumbrunnen discuss the making of their movie

Director Spike Jonze discusses the making of ‘Her’

Danielle Spitz January 19, 2016

Writer and director Spike Jonze and editor Eric Zumbrunnen spoke about the thought process of making their 2013 film "Her" after a screening of the movie at this year’s second Cinema Sunday Jan. 17 hosted...

Lazy sunday: Students went to Ahmanson Lecture Hall to see “The 400 Blows” on Sunday for the first Cinema Sunday. Credit: Josie Abugov/Chronicle

Walch to host film showings on weekends

Brittany Hong January 16, 2016

Performing arts and cinema studies teacher Ted Walch launched “Cinema Sundays” Jan. 10 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall with Francois Tuffaut’s “The 400 Blows,” followed by a discussion of film research...

4HandsLA performs “Piano Phase” in Ahmanson

Eugenia Ko January 30, 2015

4HandsLA performed "Piano Phase" by Steve Reich in Ahmanson Lecture Hall today for the study of aesthetics in the Philosophy in Art and Science course taught by performing arts teacher Ted Walch and math...

Peter Bouckaert Q&A

Henry Hahn October 11, 2013

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