The SPECTRUM

Volume 30

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Summer Programs: The Good, The Bad, The Origin

Amber Zhang and Summer Staff | July 12, 2022

By students in Intro to Print Journalism, edited by Amber Zhang ’25 (HW) During the year, Harvard-Westlake (HW) students are scurrying to their lockers to get their necessities for their next class,...

First Person: My Experience at Debate Nationals

Joanna Xia, Summer Staff | July 12, 2022

On one bright Saturday morning, a team of Luke Rascoff ’27, Margaux Schlumberger ’27, Julia Thomas ’27, and team Noah Koo ’27, Kaison Maruyama ’27 and I were preparing for the day ahead of us,...

Issue 4 of Corollary comes out this July!

Rose Q&A: English teacher, comic book writer extraordinaire

Everett Lakey, Writer | June 4, 2022

“In a galaxy filled with twin moons, twin suns and twin planets, everything comes in twos. Even the people. And if your twin dies … so do you. This is the way it’s always been.”  Four years...

Ninth-grader Sarah Parmet is the recipient  of both the Humanitas Award and the Tamkin Award

Community Service Awards Announced

Hannah Shahidi, Reporter | May 29, 2022

On May 23, recipients of the Humanitas award, Tamkin award, and the inaugural Julia Siegler Memorial award were recognized during an all-school assembly. All three awards are awarded to students who went...

For the 2022-2023 school year, Ms. Thompson will take the position as the head of the Middle School Science Department.

New Head of Science Department named

Jayan Kandavel, Reporter | May 25, 2022

Science teacher Maggie Thompson will be taking Alex Ras’s position of Science Department head. Ras will still be involved with the science department but as a teacher: “I am thrilled to have Ms....

Eliminate Game at Harvard-Westlake

Jayan Kandavel and Jack Ryan | May 12, 2022

On April 19, at 8 a.m. sharp, for the first time in Harvard Westlake (HW) Middle School history, Eliminate began. For the first hour and a half, there was relative peace. Until Break. Then the slaughter...

Pandemic forces Virtual Admissions Season

Mia Morgan and Max Turetzky | April 25, 2022

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Harvard-Westlake (HW) admissions process has been severely disrupted. Admission events, such as tours and student panels for prospective families, have been moved online....

The Harvard-Westlake River Park awaits final approval to commence construction.

Harvard-Westlake Awaits River Park Approval

Mia Morgan, Writer | April 21, 2022

After years of planning, design work, revisions and redesigns, the Harvard-Westlake River Park awaits final approval to commence construction. Since first purchasing Weddington Golf and Tennis back...

Testing Season

Natalie Ro | February 10, 2022

During the weeks leading up to winter break, many students feel stressed and overwhelmed. Teachers have worked with the school to try and reduce the workload and as a result, the school has a policy where...

students light menorahs

New chaplain brings spirituality, religion to campus

Eliana Schaffer, Staff | February 7, 2022

Spirituality and religion, Harvard-Westlake (HW) Chaplain Anne Gardner explains, are areas of knowledge all students should have the opportunity to experience. Gardner, in her second year at HW, is...

student zooms to school

Modern technology pushes, pulls us

Alex Lee, Staff | February 7, 2022

In the 1970s, cell phones, iPads, hypersonic missiles, laser technology, and genetic editing were considered the distant future. Sci-fi authors and inventive scientists theorized that such technology could...

Ninth graders gather for a photo on the Colorado River trip the week of Oct. 11. Grade-level retreats resumed after a year of being online.

On the road again

Hannah Shahidi, Writer | October 27, 2021

Annual grade-level retreats resumed after a year of being online. On Monday, Oct. 11, 7th, 8th and 9th graders departed on various retreat trips. This year, 7th graders went on different day trips throughout...

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