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Flashing lights!

Flashing lights!

Tess Latham, Reporter | May 2, 2024

The word paparazzi originated in an Italian film called La Dolce Vita in 1960 where a man named Marcello and his photographer friend Paparazzo who work for a gossip magazine in Rome, hunt for their next...

Dancers rehearse in their final dress rehearsal before the show. Pictured from left to right: Amery Bell 27, Brianna Ebrahemi 27, Donna Enayati 27, Malena Atluri 27, Marlow Kohn.

Contemporary Dance Workshop showcases more than 50 performers

Donna Enayati, Reporter | February 9, 2024

Contemporary Dance Workshop classes hosted a dance showcase on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 as the first semester ended. It featured all styles of dance such as salsa, hip- hop, ballet and more performed by...

Harvard-Westlake Performing Arts presents ‘An Evening of Jazz’

Harvard-Westlake Performing Arts presents ‘An Evening of Jazz’

Staff | January 24, 2024

Harvard-Westlake Performing Arts presents ‘An Evening of Jazz’ January 26, 2023, 7 PM – Saperstein Theater Jazz Band Agua de Beber, written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by John Berry Blue...

Halyn Kim 28 plays violin.

Instrumental Solo Show features 15 performers

Chloe Kim and Alice Lee | January 18, 2024

The Instrumental Music Solo Show is an annual concert held at the middle school featuring soloists from symphony and pianists from all grades. The show featured 15 soloists at Saperstein Theater from 4:00...

Dance teacher fosters fun, hard work

Dance teacher fosters fun, hard work

Sylvie Graines and Haley Ryan ’27 | December 8, 2023

The inclusive and lively dance studio at Harvard-Westlake’s middle school is home to an even more passionate dance teacher, Joe Schenck. Schenck has been passionate about dance since he was a kid, growing...

Contemporary Dance Workshops learn salsa

Contemporary Dance Workshops learn salsa

Haley Ryan, Reporter | December 8, 2023

"Dance is an outward expression of culture. Dance is community. It's how we build community,” dance teacher Joe Schenck said. “It's not just a thing that you get up on stage and do for an audience....

HW Choirs Wrapped

HW Choirs Wrapped

Jake Yoon and Shane Handman | December 8, 2023

Have you ever wondered how your music taste differs from a member of HW chorus? What music genres do they listen to? We asked chorus members their number one artist and song from Spotify Wrapped. Sage...

Books to read this fall!

12 Books to Read this Fall!

Abby Ryan and Riley Romans ’27 | November 26, 2023

Wondering what books to read this fall? We have some recommendations! Whether you want an award winning book or a hidden gem, there is something for you in every genre. CONTENT WARNING: Some of these...

Taylors Version of 1989 brings mixed responses

Taylor’s Version of 1989 brings mixed responses

Tess Latham, Reporter | November 1, 2023

Taylor Swift released "1989 (Taylor’s Version)" on Oct. 27 at midnight Eastern time. Some students, who generally don’t listen to Swift’s music, were unenthusiastic about the new album. “I...

Visual Arts welcomes Arlene Schnitzer Visiting Artist Zora J. Murff

Visual Arts welcomes Arlene Schnitzer Visiting Artist Zora J. Murff

Sophie Lee, Reporter | October 24, 2023

Graphic design students at the middle school are currently making stickers inspired by photographer Zora J. Murff who spoke at the special assembly Monday, Oct. 16. Zora J. Murff is an artist and educator...

HW Chorus

HW Chorus

Jake Yoon, Reporter | October 23, 2023

When you think of Harvard-Westlake you probably think about the amazing sports teams, talented bands, or the amazing visual arts. However, The HW choruses are very underrated and should be in that conversation....

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