Seniors to wear white robes at graduation

The Class of 2017 will wear white gowns and caps to graduation this year following the decision to end the tradition of girls wearing white gowns and boys wearing black gowns in order to promote inclusivity. Prefect Council sent a survey to seniors where they could choose whether they would prefer wearing white or black gowns and […]

Bonus Points: Are Expensive Tutors Worth It?

Bonus Points: Are Expensive Tutors Worth It?

Blake Wong ’17 sat across from his tutor, reciting his answers to the latest ACT practice test. The room, he said, felt like home, flooded with natural light and complete with warm wooden cabinets. “Yup,” “Yes,” “Correct,” his tutor said after each answer. His anticipation was rising after each correct answer. “Could this be the […]

Jolly Good Fellows: 2016 Summer Fellowships

Jolly Good Fellows: 2016 Summer Fellowships

Max Robertson: Japan By Sabrina de Brito Walking through a five-story designer clothing store in Tokyo, Max Robertson ‘17 said he was surprised to find some of the clothes in glass cases, as if the shop were a museum. The clothes were mixed in with other pieces of art on display, an homage to how […]

Students, alumni convene for first HW Venture event

Students, alumni convene for first HW Venture event

Students gathered in the Kutler Center Monday for the inaugural HW Venture meeting, in which alumni and faculty shared personal experiences in the tech industry and at startups. Venture is a group that focuses on innovation and idea sharing within the school community. During the meeting, students discussed ideas for the future of Venture, including a […]

Students, faculty play games at first Festival of Spring

Students, faculty play games at first Festival of Spring

Community and Character Committee hosted the first Festival of Spring Thursday between fourth and fifth periods in an effort to build a sense of community and help students relieve stress before Spring Break, committee members said. Students and faculty participated in dodgeball in the Taper Gymnasium, as well as three-ball soccer, kickball and tug of […]

Response to Facebook sports controversy

Response to Facebook sports controversy

Emma Watson looked me in the eye and asked, “If not me, who? If not now, when?” Watson delivered a speech entitled “I’m a feminist” to the UN in 2014. Okay, I kind of lied. She didn’t exactly look me in the eye; I watched her speech through a laptop screen. But to me, it […]

Student journalists speak at conference

Members of the Chronicle staff spoke at the Jewish Scholastic Press Association’s conference Feb. 25. Staff members presented journalism techniques to Jewish high school journalism students from across the country at B’nai David-Judea synagogue. They talked about the Chronicle website, HWTV and issues of the newspaper. “I thought it went really well,” Benjamin Most ’16 […]

Students meet with district congressman

Students meet with district congressman

Rep. Ted Lieu met with the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis Feb. 16. The club supported Lieu’s vote against House Resolution 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act, which would have drastically reduced the number of Syrian refugees permitted to enter the United States by expanding the […]

Club hosts Chinese New Year luncheon

The Chinese Cultural Club hosted its annual luncheon today at the Skirball Center. Members of the Chinese Cultural Club, Chinese language students and faculty were invited. The event is the club’s largest and attracted about 300 guests. Students in the Chinese language program performed a song. “This is a time we get together friends and […]

DJ Lesh ’18 works in sound technology

DJ Lesh ’18 works in sound technology

It was opening night. Daniel “DJ” Lesh ’18 went through his checklist for the last time. Turn on the speakers; turn on the sound board- check. Backstage, he had put each of the 23 mics onto the actors himself. If there was any problem with the mics, it would be his fault.  He remembers the months […]