Volume 31




Middle School to adopt block schedule in 2025

Middle School to adopt block schedule in 2025

Tali Gurule | May 24, 2024

In its first deviation from a 6-day cycle since the school’s merger in 1991, the Middle School will adopt an 8-day block schedule for the 2025-26 school year.  The daily schedule for next year remains...

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Crowded DMV offices may soon be a thing of the past

Audrey Herrera, Reporter | May 23, 2024

Crowded Department of Motor Vehicles offices and stacks of paper may soon turn into history. In fact entering a DMV office itself may soon become a relic of the past. California works to update the DMV...

Taken from the HW Chronicle

River Park is underway

Audrey Herrera, Reporter | May 21, 2024

Work on River Park has begun. According to a letter from Harvard-Westlake President Rick Commons, the temporary sound wall has already been set up around the property and equipment awaits primed and ready...

Students from Chinese II and III eat hot pot.

Chinese class visits Haidilao hot pot at Westfield Century City

Chloe Kim and Riya Iyer | May 8, 2024

On Wednesday, April 17, 9th Graders from Chinese 2 and Advanced Chinese 3, along with teachers Minhua Gu and Shuang Yang visited Haidilao hot pot located at Westfield Century City. Hot pot is a very...

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May 7, 2024

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Tenth Muse magazine drops

Staff | April 12, 2024

Check out the 2024 issue of The Tenth Muse, called The Natural World, is available now. Look for it in the English office or HC313 The HW Media Lab.

SASA celebrates Holi: A gallery

SASA celebrates Holi: A gallery

Cathy James, Photographer | March 21, 2024

Photo by nito Microstock photography via Shutterstock

Spring break bucket list

Oona Sawyer and Téa Hunnius | March 21, 2024

It’s almost here! What everyone has been waiting for since Winter break came to a close, Spring break! This break, the Spectrum is offering a special opportunity to all wolverines, a Spring break bucket...

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Learning from France ahead of 2028 Olympic Games

Audrey Herrera, Reporter | March 7, 2024

The City of Los Angeles sends a delegation led by LA Mayor Karen Bass to Paris, France to observe Olympic preparations taking place. France will be hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics and their preparations...

4/6/2019: Bai Yun

Return of the Pandas

Audrey Herrera, Reporter | March 5, 2024

California plays host to honored guests visiting from China, a pair of giant pandas. These pandas are the latest in a conservation collaboration taking place between the U.S. and China to ensure a better...

Community celebrates Lunar New Year at luncheon

Community celebrates Lunar New Year at luncheon

Emmeline Chan, Reporter | February 22, 2024

On Sunday, Feb. 4, Harvard-Westlake students, parents, and faculty came together to celebrate the Lunar New Year. People of all ages and cultures joined in the festivities at the Skirball Center to welcome...

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