Volume 30




Students showcase musical talents at the annual vocal solo show

The Nature of Nature

Tali Gurule, Writer | May 23, 2023

The Dance Production class introduced their work to the middle school in a special assembly on Thursday, March 16, and two complete performances followed on Friday and Saturday nights. Through the dances,...

Front cover of the Tenth Muse(um).

Tenth Muse Publication

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | May 23, 2023

Middle school literary and art magazine, The Tenth Muse, was published and shared with the school community in the spring. Throughout the course of the school year, students met on Thursdays during break...

Musicians prepare before the concert teaser on Thursday, May 4.

Musicians combine for spring instrumental concert

Tali Gurule, Reporter | May 23, 2023

On May 5, members of the instrumental and choral music programs convened in the Saperstein Theater to showcase their talent.  With performances from multiple ensembles, the concert displayed the musicians...

Maya Rice 27 rehearses in the weeks prior to the performance.

Spring play slays

Tali Gurule, Reporter | May 12, 2023

Actors performed the play "Death by Dessert" in the Katzenberg Black Box theater on April 21, 22 and 23. Directed by first year theater teacher Fredreka Irvine, the audience-interactive murder-mystery...

Artist Spotlight: Summer Park

Artist Spotlight: Summer Park

Mia Ushiba, Reporter | March 20, 2023

Summer Park ’27 is a dancer at Harvard Westlake. Her passion for dance began when she was just 3 years old and has been pursuing her love for the sport ever since. She loves the active and challenging...

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...

Students showcase musical talents at the annual vocal solo show

Vocal Solo Show

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | February 28, 2023

Students from various choirs took to the stage on Feb. 26 for the annual vocal solo show. Each performer selected a song of their choice, devoting time to personalizing and preparing for the show with...

‘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...

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