Call me by Antoine

Believe it or not, I’ve never written a Chronicle opinion piece, despite being the Opinion Editor for our illustrious middle school magazine, The Spectrum, and the writer of the nationally-acclaimed “Leaning Left” column. I don’t know exactly what’s changed (except for switching out the sweat shorts for chinos), but here goes nothing. Funnily enough, it […]

Dynamic Duo: An Interview with English Teachers Jeremy Michaelson and Jocelyn Medawar

Dynamic Duo: An Interview with English Teachers Jeremy Michaelson and Jocelyn Medawar

“I mean…I hear we’re pretty good,” English teacher Jeremy Michaelson said, laughing, when we asked him and English teacher Jocelyn Medawar: “You guys have to know the mutual reputation that you share, right?” Michaelson and Medawar have been friends for over 20 years, initially bonding over finishing college recommendations. Now inseparable, the duo are the […]

Committee visits campus as part of accreditation process, offers suggestions

The school received preliminary recommendations from the California Association of Independent Schools and Western Association of Schools and College after representatives visited campus from Jan. 28-31 and analyzed the school’s 75-page report. History teacher Katherine Holmes-Chuba is leading the group of administrators and faculty members coordinating the school’s efforts. She has been busy the past […]

Jones to hold DEI meetings

New Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Janine Jones (Taylor ’18, Avery ’23) has implemented critical changes in the school’s hiring policies to create a more diverse faculty. Jones held a forum on incorporating cultural awareness when hiring new faculty in front of the Faculty Academic Committee on Tuesday. “When we are hiring our faculty […]

Alum’s website shut down after bid to unionize

Alum’s website shut down after bid to unionize

Julia Wick ’07, the then-editor-in-chief of local news website LAist, was finishing her lunch when she noticed an email from billionaire Joe Ricketts in her inbox. Ricketts, the owner of news website Gothamist, LAist’s sister site, was writing to tell her that she—and all of her colleagues—had been fired. At the same time, LAist staffers […]

Off Balance

Off Balance

Paging through the curriculum guide the spring before freshman year, Diego Ayala ‘18 was disappointed with what he found. Ayala, who said he prefers the social sciences, couldn’t sign up for honors classes in his favorite field. He initially signed up for Geometry Honors and Biology Honors, but regular courses in both history and English. […]

Tune back in: ignorance often isn’t bliss

In the past month, there have been a seemingly unprecedented amount of natural disasters, political turmoil and a tragic shooting in Las Vegas. When faced with a flood of information every day, there’s no choice but to think about how to process and respond to it. Too often, we ignore important news if we’re bored […]

20 seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation selected 20 seniors as National Merit Semifinalists Wednesday. Approximately 16,000 students from across the country are picked as semifinalists, with students chosen based on their PSAT scores. The number of semifinalists from Harvard-Westlake follows a downward trend: last year, 26 seniors qualified, and in the year prior 31 students were […]

Alumni make strides in government roles

With news of nearly daily firings coming from the White House and Congress struggling to pass major legislation, school alumni have experienced mixed success in their own bids for political office. Reelected Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 won his March election by a landslide, and newly minted LAUSD School Board member Nick Melvoin ’04 […]

Alum advances in congressional primary to face fellow Democrat

With a national government debating a Republican healthcare proposal and broad tax cuts, Robert Lee Ahn ’94 is seeking to become the newest member of the House of Representatives, representing California’s 34th district. Ahn, a lawyer, former LA city planning commissioner and Democrat, will face State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez in the special election June 6 […]

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