Volume 30




Singers share their culture with the middle school during a special assembly on Monday, Feb. 27.

BLACC choir kicks off Black History Month assembly

Tali Gurule, Reporter | March 9, 2023

Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club (BLACC) members serenaded the middle school with the African American anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing, during the special assembly on Monday, Feb. 27. Along...

‘Titanic returns in 3D to celebrate 25th Anniversary

‘Titanic’ returns in 3D to celebrate 25th Anniversary

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | February 23, 2023

Filmmaker James Cameron’s 1997 film ‘Titanic’ returned to theaters in 3D to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Tali Gurule ’27 said that seeing it in theaters was a rare opportunity that enhanced...

Instrumentalists get ready for rehearsal after dinner.

Harvard-Westlake Participates in CAIS Honors Music Festival

Alice Lee, Reporter | February 17, 2023

Singers and instrumentalists in grades 8-12 from Harvard-Westlake boarded the bus to participate in the CAIS Honors Music Festival on Feb. 3. Held at Viewpoint School every year, the California Association...

Jazz Band performs at teaser assembly for middle school students.

Jazz fills halls of Bing

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | February 10, 2023

For months, sounds of jazz filled the halls of Bing as students worked on mastering various musical compositions. To culminate a semester of dedication, the Winter Jazz Band Concert, conducted by performing...

Artist Spotlight: Maddie Saada

Artist Spotlight: Maddie Saada

Tali Gurule, Writer | February 10, 2023

Contemporary dance workshop II student Maddie Saada ’27 views dance as a means of expression. Saada brought her talents to the middle school last year when she performed in the Contemporary Dance Showcase. “Dancing...

The MS Jazz Band prepared to perform during the Visual Arts Showcase.

Visual Arts department showcases student work

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | January 26, 2023

Students and families gathered in Wang Hall to view the Visual Arts showcase on Jan. 17. Student work from the first semester was displayed along the walls, accompanied by a live performance from the MS...

Cozy Reads

Cozy Reads

Lyla Kavanagh, Writer | December 16, 2022

Spectrum editors bring you some of our favorite book recommendations, just in time for winter break! Whether you’re going to be traveling on a plane and are looking for entertainment, or are staying...

Check Your Watch: Midnights, The Loneliest Time

Check Your Watch: ‘Midnights’, ‘The Loneliest Time’

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | November 7, 2022

As we entered the month of October, many of our calendars were marked with launch dates for our (potentially) new favorite albums. We eagerly anticipated the instant that the chaos of life would momentarily...

‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ is in theaters tomorrow, May 6.

‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ Review

Eze Baum , Writer | May 5, 2022

Opinion by Eze Baum ’26 ‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ marks Sam Raimi’s return to filmmaking after nearly a decade. Throughout the 2 hour 6 minute runtime, viewers are treated...

Nate Arnold 25 sings Girl from Ipanema in Portuguese.

Vocal Solo Show Shines in In-Person Return

Jack Ryan and Jayan Kandavel | March 19, 2022

As soon as Emma Lutsky ’26 sang her first note, the almost two year long journey of Harvard Westlake (HW) soloists' return to the theater was complete. Students in three of HW’s Middle School choirs...

A symphony for valentine’s day

Katelyn Kim and Crista Kim | March 15, 2022

Harvard-Westlake (HW) Middle School Symphony performed during the Chamber Music Concert on Feb 13, showcasing their hard work and dedication. Performing arts teacher, Neli Nikolaeva conducted two small...

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