July 3, 2015


As President Rick Commons ends the ceremony, the seniors throw their hats up in celebration.

Class of 2015 celebrates commencement


The class of 2015 celebrated commencement with speeches from Salutatorian JJ Woronoff ’15 and Valedictorian Amelia Miller ’15 as well as honors for Covi Brannan ’15 and Garrett Robinson ’15 June 5 on Ted Slavin Field. Woronoff encouraged audience members to not take themselves too seriously while Miller argued that Harvard-Westlake has prepared the senior class to live a successful life.

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Schooled in Stocks


Students invest in either mock or real stock markets for fun or profit. Some even go on to make a career out of investment.

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Harvard-Westlake has announced Kristie Reynolds-Gipe as the new head of the girls’ tennis program. Reynolds-Gipe will replace Chris Simpson, who has been the head of both the boys’ and girls’ tennis programs since 2001.


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Gabe Golob '16 gets ready to throw a pitch against Loyola.

Wolverines’ last Mission League team alive entering second round

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The first round of playoff baseball proved to be surprising for the Mission League. League champion Notre Dame was blown out of the water by Saugus 10-0. Runner up Loyola was stunned by Valencia 1-0. Alemany, the third seed from the Mission League, fell to Hart 3-0. That left just Harvard-Westlake— a wild card pick that had fought off Mater Dei just two days earlier— to prove their worth in playoffs despite splitting their league series with the Knights, Cubs, and Warriors.
And prove their worth they did. Trailing 2-3 to Vista Murrieta in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs, center fielder Jake Suddleson ’16 hit a home run to tie up the game.


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Goodbye Ms. Neumeyer

Dear Ms. Neumeyer, This year’s senior staffers are only the latest in a long line…

Angela Chon

Finding my own community


Everyone told me that junior year would suck — and I believed it. From having English and history essays due on the same day to simply not having enough time to sleep, I, like many others, focused on the negative aspects of high school.

Trying to maintain an inclusive student body

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“Harvard-Westlake strives to be a diverse and inclusive community united by the joyful pursuit of educational excellence, living and learning with integrity, and purpose beyond ourselves.”

We’ve heard these words of the mission statement many times from President Rick Commons, enough for the student body to make jokes about it, because most of us feel that those words are already a reality. And most of the time, we follow them.

Scott Nussbaum

Taking pride in my college


As part of Senior Transition Day, the documentary film “The Hunting Ground” was shown to inform graduating seniors about the issue of sexual assault on college campuses across America. As part of the film, countless brave men and women were interviewed about their experiences with sexual assault on college campuses. With each survivor’s story, the sickening fact sunk in that virtually every college campus in America deals with not only the issue of students assaulting each other but also the problem of administrations not taking appropriate action by expelling students who are found to be guilty of these crimes.


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The use of plastic surgery to “Westernize” facial features has become increasing popular in recent years among various ethnic groups and by teenagers wanting to fit in.


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