Six debaters reach elimination rounds at annual Tournament of Champions

Six debaters reach elimination rounds at annual Tournament of Champions

Six members of the debate team reached elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions in Lexington, Kentucky, from April 27-29. Samantha McLoughlin ’21, Jaya Nayar ’20, Alexandra Mork ’20, Spencer Paul ’19, Ari Davidson ’19 and Chronicle Opinion Editor Vishan Chaudhary ’19 all cleared to elimination rounds. Mork made it to double-octofinals, McLoughlin, Paul and […]

Ode to the throne

Beware. Spoilers ahead.Season 3. Episode 9. Lively music and welcoming toasts fill the atmosphere of Lord Walder Frey’s great dining hall as members of the Northern army, led by House Stark, enjoy a night of apparent bliss and celebrate the wedding between House Tully and House Frey. Fans are able to finally relax and savor […]

Over 50 students contract whooping cough

Over 50 students across both campuses have been diagnosed with whooping cough, Community Health Officer Milo Sini said in an email to students and parents. Because the disease is highly contagious, the school will continue to send home students who exhibit flu or cold-like symptoms until they can provide written proof of negative test results. […]

BLACC screens alum’s short film

The Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture Club hosted a screening of Michael Hooks ’05’s short film, “Like Company,” in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Monday. Hooks answered questions about the film, which focuses on racial anxieties and prejudices in group settings. “I attended Harvard-Westlake, and before, I was at Curtis [School],” Hooks said. “There were a […]

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, […]

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