As a closing event to the Harvard-Westlake (HW) school year, two of the dance classes, Introduction to Contemporary Dance and Dance Production, held showcases in the dance studio. Introduction to Contemporary Dance, a course that requires little experience, is a full year elective. The class was given a whole semester to put together their dances.
Author: Konnie Duan
I went to see Ballet Folklorico Universidad De Colima’s Patria Grande (Big Homeland), a ballet celebrating Mexican culture and heritage, on Friday, May 3. Directed by Juan Carlos Gaytan Rodriguez, the show was composed of nine different sections, each with different variations of Mexican folk dance; the four sections in the first half featured stories
At Harvard-Westlake (HW), students may only earn physical education (P.E.) credit by participating in a school involved activity or by taking P.E. Thus, the students who participate in a sport outside of school won’t get P.E. credit needed in order to graduate. While mandatory gym class can improve physical fitness, the negatives significantly outweigh the
Students at Harvard-Westlake (HW) are fortunate enough to have a library full of books highlighting different minority groups and a very talented group of English teachers, but these values are not reflected in our curriculum. HW can achieve diversity by introducing books that highlight women, people of color and LGBTQ+ people in their curriculum. This
Dear Math Department, Harvard-Westlake (HW) students complain about the curriculum introduced to them in math. Burdened with stress from other classes, students are required to memorize various formulas. However, many students admit that there is a slim chance they will apply these formulas into their future lives and forget the formulas shortly after the test.