Volume 30




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

Ezekiel Baum , Writer | May 5, 2022

‘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 to a fast adventure through...

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...

Can’t dodge a bullet this time

Can’t dodge a bullet this time

Jayan Kandavel, Staff | February 23, 2022

“The Matrix Resurrections” is the long-awaited sequel to the Matrix Trilogy, an immensely popular movie franchise starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Laurence Fishburne. Directed by...

Harvard-Westlake middle school jazz combo Blue Note poses for a photo at the performance on Friday, Feb. 4.

MS Jazz performs live in Saperstein

Mac Galaviz and Justine Gustman | February 11, 2022

“What I love most about jazz is improvisation. Improvising, in my opinion, is the best way to convey emotion and feeling through music,” Manos Vourgourakis ’25 said. On Friday, Feb. 4, the middle...

Winter Lights dazzle

Alexa Chang, Writer | February 10, 2022

The Harvard Westlake (HW) middle school choirs - Girls’ Chorus, Boys’ Chorus, Vocal Ensemble, Wolverine Singers, and Madrigals - display their vocals during this school year’s winter choral concert...

Results of a Google Form survey sent 9/27/21 to middle school students.

Is TV an escape from reality or a form of procrastination?

Madeline Pimstone, Writer | October 20, 2021

Television, one of the most influential inventions for its time, swept the 20th century off its feet and became a new form of entertainment and distraction for children. But what effect does television...

Performing Arts Department films Vocal Solo Show in-person

Performing Arts Department films Vocal Solo Show in-person

Davis Marks | June 8, 2021

Students in three of Harvard-Westlake’s (HW) Middle School choirs - Wolverine Singers, Vocal Ensemble and Madrigals - showcased their voices recently during this year’s Middle School Vocal Solo Show. However,...

Harvard-Westlake Upper School Produces Remote-Reflect Dance Production

Piper Vita | June 8, 2021

Although performing to students and parents live, and in person isn’t an option for the dance students at the Harvard-Westlake Upper School, the show continues to go on. Remote - Reflect, an Upper...

Eighth Grade Advice

Eden Conner | June 6, 2021

Are you ready for eighth grade? As someone going into ninth grade, stressed about the pressure of high school, I know going into a new grade can be a scary experience.Every year, right before school starts...

“Yellowstone” Review

Jack Limor | May 10, 2021

“Yellowstone” is a masterfully crafted slow burn, yet drama-packed, TV series with three series available on XYZ that highlights and attempts to capture the clash, and sometimes collaboration,...

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