Volume 31



Wolverweek 9/12


We lost two very important figures Thursday, Sept. 8.

Ted Walch
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Ted Walch was a former upper school Performing Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research teacher who left an impact on the Harvard-Westlake (HW) community. Our school will forever be grateful for Walch’s passion and dedication towards each student that entered his classroom and heart.

Queen Elizabeth II’s passing impacted HW school from 5,500 miles away. Her majesty’s 70-year reign proved her unmatched level of determination and perseverance, a quality that is admired by millions of people across the globe.

Both of these influential and inspiring characters will forever be remembered. Please reach out if you need support.


  • Auditions for the middle school musical “Freaky Friday” are TODAY! Good luck to all! (We mean Break a Leg!)
  • The HW authentication system got a makeover….. Check it out when you log into your HW account.
  • Let your parents know… this Saturday is BACK TO SCHOOL DAY!


  • 9th Grade Field Hockey against Edison High School on Thursday!
  • Girls MS Tennis (Black) vs. Harvard-Westlake (Red) – Home game!
  • Girls MS Tennis (Black) vs. Harvard-Westlake (Red) – Away game!



“In class, I finished my paper early. So I told my teacher and he said I was good to go. I obviously took this sentence the wrong way because I packed my bag and walked out of the classroom only to see the whole class and my teacher staring at me. I wasn’t supposed to leave, class wasn’t over.”

“I was buying boba in the cafeteria when I accidentally dropped it and it splashed all over a group of teachers.”

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Camryn Banafsheha
Camryn Banafsheha ’27 is a first year Spectrum reporter. She enjoys interviewing people, and she truly loves to write as a part of the journalism team. She started off writing as a hobby and loves to write formally for school. She writes the weekly Wolverweek, which gives an overview of the week’s events, athletics, and some funny fails from students. Banafsheha plans on joining the Chronicle at the upper school and to continue pursuing her passion for journalism. 
“I just love to write. It’s a great way for me to express myself, and I feel like it’s always been something I’ve been able to do.”
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Tali Gurule ’27 is an editor and reporter on the Spectrum. Gurule is passionate about news reporting. “I love uncovering compelling stories and sharing them with the Harvard-Westlake community,” Gurule said. Gurule also co-writes Wolverweek, a weekly column about life at the Middle School. Gurule enjoys many leadership positions at Harvard-Westlake. In addition to being editor of the Spectrum, she is co-chair of the student ambassador program and a leader of LAHSO and JCAAC.
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