Faisal Yaqub '07 is the founder and creator of Curl, an iPhone app that helps you track your gym progress. Since it launched in June 2011, Curl has received over 16,000 downloads in more than 50 different countries. The Curl app is an easy-to-use exercise log that helps you keep detailed records of your workouts. You can also use it to customize routines, choose from over 300 preloaded workouts, and view detailed exercise instructions.
Currently, Yaqub is a staff sortware engineer at Slack, a computer software company in the San Francisco Bay area. He works on building core features, such as messaging, threads, the new user experience, files, and more.
Yaqub graduated from Boston University with a double major in Philosophy and Religion. He currently resides in the Bay area.
Eshaana Sheth ’10 describes her short film, "The Butter Knife" as "a snapshot of modern, intercultural dating." It has won Best Romantic Comedy at the Los Angeles Film Awards and Top Shorts online film festival so far.
The president of the University of California, Janet Napolitano, announced today her intention to work towards guaranteed admission for all qualified state community college students to the UC system. This announcement follows Governor Jerry Brown and the state Legislature withholding $50 million in state funding this year--until among other things--the UC system admits one transfer for every two freshman systemwide at each of its undergrad campuses. Read more in the LATimes.
Alumni, family and friends are invited to join Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale and special guests for three events this April in New York City (April 11), Philadelphia (April 12) and London, England (April 14).
Once again, Webb athletes had a strong showing across the board during the 2018 winter season. Led by WSC soccer, which finished the season League Champions and with a deep run into CIF, both VWS and WSC athletics posted very positive results. VWS Water Polo also finished its league play in second place.
“It is always great each season to not only see our athletes and teams be successful on the field of play, but to see them learn and grow as individuals and part of a community,” said Director of Athletics Steve Wishek.