Needle in a Haystack: Anti-Vaccination on Campus

Needle in a Haystack: Anti-Vaccination on Campus

A wave of frustration washed over Angela Wheaton (Sirus ’19) when she saw the vaccination policies of her son’s college, forcing him to receive a potentially dangerous injection. “[My older son] Noah, and Sirus soon, did have to have some kind of inoculation to be admitted to his college,” Wheaton said. “He could not attend […]

Blending Intersectionality with Politics

Blending Intersectionality with Politics

A gay man of color, an undocumented immigrant and victim of religious persecution and a single mother making minimum wage are examples of the intersection of social, political and economic identities and beliefs. Intersectionality is “the complex, cumulative manner in which the effects of different forms of discrimination combine, overlap or intersect” according to Merriam-Webster. […]

Lim ’13 returns as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Katie Lim ’13 will return to Harvard-Westlake as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations after working temporarily as Assistant Director of Annual Giving last spring. “It has been kind of a whirlwind,” Lim said. “It has been incredible to be able to see the school in a professional experience as opposed to just as a student. […]

Report to HQ: Is HQ a distraction in the classroom?

Report to HQ: Is HQ a distraction in the classroom?

Ryan Stanford ’19 had a secret weapon for the HQ Trivia Christmas round: her grandma. Anticipation built as she and her sisters approached the game’s 12th and final question. Finally, the question flashed across the screen: “Which U.S. President has never earned a Bachelor’s degree?” “Harry Truman!” her grandmother exclaimed, winning Stanford both the round […]

APES classes receive trout egg delivery

Advanced Placement Environmental Science classes received their annual delivery of trout eggs on Jan 19. Students will now begin to care for and raise the trouts, which will later be released into the Castaic Lake in California when they are large enough to survive on their own. Science teacher Nadine Eisenkolb, who has been part of […]

Student win awards for national Chinese essay contest

Eight students received awards for their essay submissions to the 2017 Chinese Language Association of Secondary Schools National Essay Contest on Jan 5. Students had the chance of being awarded a gold, silver or honorable mention certificate. Chronicle staff writer Astor Wu ’20 and Strauss Cooperstein ’18 were granted gold awards, five students received silver awards […]

United in Harmony hosts toy drive

United in Harmony hosted a toy drive and bake sale to encourage students and faculty to help impoverished children from Dec. 4th-8th on the quad. United in Harmony counselor Natalie Blut ’18 said that the overall goal of the organization is to help underprivileged children develop positive self-esteem that will assist them in their future […]

Students perform at first Coffeehouse of year

Students perform at first Coffeehouse of year

Students shared their talents with the community at the first Coffeehouse of the year Nov. 13 in Chalmers Lounge. Students performed short skits that included singing, stand-up comedy and instrumental covers. Soloist singer Kate Konvitz ’20 said her favorite part of Coffeehouse was seeing all the different manifestations of talent. “I signed up for Coffeehouse […]

Athletic department hires strength and conditioning staff

The athletics program hired two full-time athletic performance coaches, Director of Strength and Conditioning Jeff Crelling and Strength and Conditioning Coach Kyle Casey. They will focus on developing athlete’s speed, agility, nutrition, and rehabilitation in addition to their work in the weight room. Crelling, who will serve as the head of the program, received an […]