Volume 30



Hand written notes prove to help grades, according to new study

Mary White | May 29, 2019

One would assume that more is better; that it is advantageous to take exhaustive notes that precisely capture the content, allowing for a complete verbatim review of the material. However, this is not...

Looking at the power of perspective

Mary White | May 29, 2019

Learning to rein in and overcome the effects of physical states, the embodiment of visual perception, its connection to motivation and how we can reframe our minds to conquer obstacles is an invaluable...

Google engineer speaks on his biggest lessons learned

Mary White | May 3, 2019

Three year Google engineer, Stanford and Harvard-Westlake (HW) alumni, Max Mednik ‘02 spoke about his biggest lessons learned from work experience at Google Feb. 16 at the HW Upper School Campus.Mednik,...

FDA examines Juul and youth popularity

Mary White | December 21, 2018

Only recently Juul has been investigated and regulated by the Federal Department Agency (FDA) as tobacco products with nicotine derived from tobacco leaves. The nicotine inhaled remains a serious health...

Black and White Photography Exhibit showcases student work

Mary White | December 21, 2018

Students, teachers and parents observed the work of Harvard-Westlake (HW) students in an aesthetic black and white photography exhibition in the Arlene Schnitzer Art Gallery in Wang Hall. Laid out before...

Music proves easy trick to boost productivity

Mary White | December 21, 2018

The secret to music while working is how you listen to it. Stanford cognitive neuroscientist, musician and author of the book, “This is Your Brain on Music” Daniel Levitin, said in New York...

How much do you know about HW’s GPA calculation change?

Mary White | December 20, 2018

Ever wonder how GPA is calculated? A noticeable change in Harvard-Westlake (HW) GPA calculation was made by the administration recently, as an attempt to give students a better work-life balance and encourage...

Send Silence Packing brings mental health awareness topics to HW speech

Mary White | November 29, 2018

“How does it feel after losing a loved one to suicide? How to bear the grief, guilt and unanswered questions as we rebuild our lives?” Suzan Auerbach questions on her personal blog, Walking...

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