Comedy is No Joke

Comedy is No Joke

When Dahlia Low ’20 began sharing stories at her cousin’s bat mitzvah in front of her friends and family, she was met with the last response she expected: roaring laughter. Ever since, Low’s family has encouraged her to pursue her passion for comedy. “It wasn’t on purpose either,” Low said. “I just started talking, and […]

Commons addresses college cheating scandal

No parent of a student or graduate has been charged in the recent college admission cheating scandal, President Rick Commons announced in an email sent to the school community March 18. “The LA Times has reported that one of the indicted parents had a child who attended Harvard-Westlake,” Common said in the email. “That student […]

Students perform at St. Patrick’s themed Coffeehouse

Students perform at St. Patrick’s themed Coffeehouse

Students displayed their musical talents at the St. Patrick’s Day-themed Coffeehouse on March 18. The Jack Riley Experience kicked off the event with an original song by Charlie Kogen ’19. The Coffeehouse was filled entirely with musical performances, including performances by Mila Fejzo ’19, Olivia Gubel ’21 and Abby Kirchmeier ’20. Kirchmeier said she enjoyed […]

Speaker discusses methods to address microaggressions

Speaker discusses methods to address microaggressions

In an effort to spark conversation about the impact of microaggressions, educator and diversity speaker Rosetta Lee spoke in an all-school assembly March 8. In addition to debunking myths regarding microaggressions, Lee provided different tools for students to utilize when confronting these situations. Microaggression, or “accumulated impact,” is a term used for common phrases or […]

School to implement new gender policies

Following over a year of research on how students are gendered within the school, an ad-hoc committee, including middle and upper school deans, teachers and faculty, created a list of 16 to 18 recommendations in an effort to provide more inclusive opportunities on campus. The committee presented their suggestions to school administrators and departments heads, […]

HWSAA begins a new initiative to connect current students and alumni

The Student Alumni Association initiated a new digital, community-building program that connects current seniors with alumni to help students reduce stress during the college admissions process and the transition out of high school. After the SAA notified alumni of the program, 164 alumni volunteered to participate in the project, HW Works Administrator Zaakirah Daniels ’10 […]

By the Book: Fitting Teachers’ Expectations

By the Book: Fitting Teachers’ Expectations

Alexa* let out a sigh of disappointment as she trudged out of the English department office with a page of edits in one hand and a laptop in another. After meeting with her teacher about an upcoming writing assignment, she came to a realization that the words on her edited paper were not hers. Dreading […]

KHWS to be suspended indefinitely

KHWS student radio has been suspended indefinitely after exceeding its bitrate allowance Feb. 13, KHWS leader and Chronicle Digital Managing Editor Lucas Gelfond ’19 said. The station’s streaming service provider, MyRadioStream, automatically temporarily discontinued the account after multiple warnings. Gelfond said he and the other student leaders, Will Newhart ’19, Annie Wendorf ’19, and Kylie […]

Appreciate don’t appropriate

Appreciate don’t appropriate

Though Ariana Grande’s latest single “7 Rings” may have landed a place on Spotify’s Global Top 50 playlist, it also landed the artist in a pool of angry listeners that have accused her of culturally appropriating black culture in her lyrics. Just as we begin to forget the topic that has slowly disappeared beneath the […]

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