Volume 30




Communications Department launches HW Media

Communications Department launches HW Media

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | March 17, 2023

As students submit course selections for the upcoming school year, many will notice a shift in the offerings from the communications department. Individual journalism classes such as print, broadcasting,...

BLACC celebrates Black History Month

BLACC celebrates Black History Month

Wynne Davis, Reporter | March 16, 2023

What is the purpose of Black History Month? Black History Month is a month-long event happening in February. The point of it is to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the United States....

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...

Last years tournament

Coming soon: Dodgeball tournament

Tali Gurule, Reporter | February 24, 2023

Each spring semester, the middle school dodgeball tournament dominates break period, attracting spectators to the lower courts of Marshall Center.  The game entertains students, as it contrasts with most...

Poster at the Upper School in efforts to fight antisemitism.

Recent Antisemitism: A Schoolwide Concern

Caroline Cosgrove, Reporter | February 21, 2023

The upper school experienced its fifth antisemitic incident in the past school year, according to a letter from President and Head of School Richard Commons dated Jan. 24. A swastika, the notorious...

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...

Wushu Shaolin Entertainment Group performs a dragon dance in Saperstein theater to celebrate Lunar New Year with the entire middle school student body on Monday, Jan. 23.

Lunar New Year celebration encourages community to reflect

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | January 30, 2023

Lunar New Year is a unifying holiday, embracing culture and connection through colorful traditions. However, this year, many are entering the new Lunar calendar in sympathy for the lives affected by the...

The view of the water rushing down the street and overtaking the sidewalk at the photographers home near the upper school at 9:38 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9.

Rain Day

Isleen Lee, Reporter | January 10, 2023

The emergency school notification system alerted community members about school closure today at 6:21 a.m. Harvard-Westlake’s two campuses lie near hills and canyons, increasing the impact of recent...

MS Venture hosts Harlen founder

MS Venture hosts Harlen founder

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | January 6, 2023

Entrepreneur and founder of Harlen, Dr. Julie Cantor P’26, joined MS Venture to speak with students on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Cantor shared advice based on her experiences and discussed the key elements...

Robotics rolls in, racks up wins

Robotics rolls in, racks up wins

Donna Enayati and Camryn Banafsheha | January 4, 2023

Among the myriad opportunities that Harvard-Westlake offers, the robotics program stands tall. Though often overlooked by athletics and arts, the middle school team has strongly reflected the Harvard-Westlake...

Debate dominates three leagues

Debate dominates three leagues

Ellika LeSage, Reporter | January 4, 2023

For many years, the Harvard-Westlake Debate Team has competed in tournaments around the country. The team includes types of debate including Lincoln-Douglas, Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP),...

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