Going past the first step in the right direction

Going past the first step in the right direction

Every month, when we sit down to write our editorials, we can’t help but feel like we are preaching. After all, we’re high school seniors writing about issues that often extend far beyond our experiences and purview. Still, at the core of every editorial is an issue we care deeply about and feel needs to […]

Letter from the staff

Letter from Prefect Council: Dear Chronicle, We appreciate your efforts to bring more transparency to the admittedly mysterious Honor Board process, but unfortunately we believe the article “Honor Board” published on November 22nd, 2016 only served to muddy the waters further. As such, we feel we need to set the record straight and hopefully shed […]

Checking into reality

Checking into reality

As first semester comes to a close, seniors are all looking forward to the freedom that comes with second semester. Although many people see second semester as a time to check out and ignore responsibilities, we believe it’s a time to discover new priorities and check into what matters the most: reality. As the administration […]

Dear future Head of Upper School Laura Ross,

Dear future Head of Upper School Laura Ross,

Welcome to Harvard-Westlake; we’re glad to have you here. For students here, the beginning of a new school year is characterized by syllabi outlining teachers’ expectations and rules for the class. Though intimidating, these documents are often helpful in understanding what our teachers may want from us in an assignment. In this spirit, we wanted […]

Looking forward

Looking forward

Today, we could have taken a pause. We could have moved tests, quizzes, lesson plans to tomorrow. For one day, we could have taken a small break. In the past two issues, the Chronicle Editorial Board urged the community to come together and for faculty to address global events, consequences and divisiveness during class. Last […]

Bridging the gap between genders

Bridging the gap between genders

A quarter of a century ago, Harvard School for boys and Westlake School for girls merged under the founding principle that boys and girls learn better together. Students and parents were, at first, enraged, but when fall came around and it was time to come together, tensions fell to a simmer. But that is not […]

HWTV Elite 8 Broadcasts

HWTV Elite 8 Broadcasts

The Wolverines hosted the inaugural S&R Sport Elite 8 water polo tournament from Sept. 15-17. In addition to Harvard-Westlake, Mater Dei, Huntington Beach, Loyola, Sacred Heart (Atherton), Miramonte, Aguora, and Cathedral Catholic participated, making it one of the most prestigious high school water polo tournaments in the country. HWTV was there to capture it all.

Gaining a global perspective

Gaining a global perspective

Teachers and students need to enter the school year with a new philosophy, one that prioritizes the discussion and inclusion of life-altering news more in the classroom. As of now, it appears that the school prioritizes class lectures over the news. “Living and learning with integrity,” a portion of the school’s mission statement, should mean […]

Walking a fine line

Walking a fine line

Diversity has become the “it” word on private school campuses. Five of our eight front covers this year have included a story about diversity, and at the risk of sounding like a broken record, we are tackling it once again here in our editorial. The recent events at Brentwood School (see story on A1) have […]

Editorial: Leveling the college playing field

Editorial: Leveling the college playing field

There is no doubt that Harvard-Westlake is centered around college admissions. We have deans for that specific reason, along with some of the best college acceptance stats in the country and a student body that expects that their hard work should yield high-ranking college acceptances. As the college process ends for many seniors this month, […]

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