Volume 30




Illustration by Annabelle Cheung 26

Winter Season: Burnout or Buzz?

Isleen Lee, Reporter | January 4, 2023

Advice by Isleen Lee ’26 As students approach winter break, students also near finals, end-of-unit tests, and countless assignments. It is the most stressful part of the school year and it is not...

Time Flies: Flashback to Foyer Flyer

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | January 4, 2023

Over the past few decades, print journalism has been reworked on a global scale and Harvard-Westlake has witnessed it firsthand. The Foyer Flyer began in the late 1960s. Harvard middle school students...

Clubs: Week in Review

Clubs: Week in Review

Staff | November 7, 2022

Click on the day of the week and club description below to find out more about each club.

Homecoming fans fill the stands on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Homecoming beyond the game

Caroline Cosgrove, Reporter | October 3, 2022
Homecoming 2022 features food, games, rides beyond athletic events
SLIDE this way

SLIDE this way

Ellika LeSage and Lyla Kavanagh | September 29, 2022

Student Leaders for Inclusion Diversity and Equity (SLIDE) leadership held its annual training for affinity group leaders of a combined 22 affinity groups from both the middle and upper school Sept. 10. “It...

teacher in class

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....

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