The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

2021 Student awards announced
James Hess June 3, 2021

Valedictorian –– Katarina Cheng ’21    Salutatorian ––...

Departing Teacher: Shannon Acedo
Allegra Drago June 2, 2021

After working in the upper school library for 14 years, Head Upper School Librarian...

MESA hosts open forum discussion
Sandra Koretz and Tessa Augsberger June 1, 2021

The Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA) hosted a discussion with History...

Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener
The Mittle-man on Campus: Tips and Tricks for the Graduating Class
Sarah Mittleman June 16, 2021

The school year is finally coming to a close and with its end comes the joys...

Members of school robotics team 62B embrace after winning the 2020 Live Remote VEX Robotics World Championship.
Robotics team 62B wins VEX Robotics World Championship
Claire Conner June 8, 2021

The robotics team won the 2020 Live Remote VEX Robotics World Championship May 22, becoming the school’s first team to win a world championship. They beat 260 teams, who all qualified for the tournament after winning their regional competitions in 30...

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Soccer star Alyssa Thompson wins Gatorade Player of the Year
James Hess June 19, 2021

Varsity girls soccer player Alyssa Thompson ’23 was named Girls Soccer Gatorade Player of the Year on June 17. She is only the eighth sophomore...

California removes most state-wide COVID-19 restrictions
James Hess June 15, 2021

California lifted many restrictions on masking, social distancing and capacity limits June 15. The measure follows a prolonged decrease in the...

Sophomores shadow school alumnus through Career Day program
Lucas Cohen D'Arbeloff June 11, 2021

HW Works hosted Career Day, an opportunity for sophomores to shadow school alumni and parents in their professions June 10. The event took...

Chandace-Akirin Apacanis ’21 gives her nasal swab to Upper School Nurse Becca Pilgrim before class outside of the Munger Science Center in adherence with school COVID-19 protocols.
COVID-19 testing protocols work effectively
Melody Tang June 2, 2021

Sophomores, juniors and seniors began returning to in-person classes together starting May 17, following nearly two months of coming to campus...

Expanding Financial Aid
Expanding Financial Aid
Will Sheehy June 6, 2021

While other athletes on the boys golf team purchased new equipment before the season, Ford McDill ’21 browsed the thrift store for golf clubs....

A tiger representing a top competitor in the metaphorical jungle of high school growls while holding an A+ paper.
Survival of the Fittest: The Dangers and Benefits of Academic Competition
Ava Fattahi June 1, 2021

Casey Weisman ’22 felt the blue fluorescent glow of his laptop screen on his face as he logged onto his fifth virtual college panel in mid-April....

Illustration by Caitlin Muñoz
Pass Go and Collect Diploma
Caitlin Muñoz and Sydney Fener May 31, 2021

Kiki Iriafen When reflecting on the early months of her senior year, Stanford University women's basketball commit Kiki Iriafen ’21 recalled...

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Controversial Contraception
Milla Ben-Ezra and Kate Burry May 30, 2021

5 million women around the U.S. take some form of the birth control pill. Whether it be for contraception, acne prevention or menstrual regulation,...