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, […]

Giving each team a time under the spotlight

Giving each team a time under the spotlight

As journalists devoted to bringing campus news to you, we are at many sports game. Whether we are photographing, broadcasting or keeping score, sometimes we are simply one face in rows and rows of screaming fans, and sometimes we are the only ones there, save for a few parents or family members. Either way, we […]

Great speaker, not the right audience

Great speaker, not the right audience

With the new tradition of First and Third Wednesdays, increased efforts by the Fanatics to bolster attendance at athletic events, the introduction of Cinema Sundays and our upcoming Festival to Spring, our school has worked hard, and pretty successfully thus far, to try to unite our largely diverse student body and create a greater sense […]

Widening Our View of Diversity

Widening Our View of Diversity

We gave our thanks last issue in November, but we wanted to devote a few more lines here, to say thank you to our school president. Mr. Commons: thank you for talking to the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club, for bringing to our attention the importance of diversity, not only within the student body, […]

A lot to be thankful for at Harvard-Westlake

A lot to be thankful for at Harvard-Westlake

Henry M. Gunn and Palo Alto high schools in Silicon Valley are situated near train tracks. Most students, when they come to the tracks, know the drill; they wait until the train passes, and then they cross. But at Gunn, starting in 2009 and over the course of nine months, three students did not wait […]

History of Chronicle Online

In July 2012, Volume 22 Editors-in-Chief David Lim ’13 and Elana Zeltser ’13, Volume 22 Managing Editor of Online Robbie Loeb ’13 and soon-to-be Online Developer/Designer Austin Chan ’13 met to discuss the limitations of the Chronicle’s old website at chronicle.hw.com and eventually decided to go ahead with constructing from scratch a new website for […]

Re-evaluating Homecoming Formal

Re-evaluating Homecoming Formal

It’s that time of year again. Students have adjusted to classes, reconnected with friends and mastered their schedules. Late September through early October comes around, and students gather on the quad to watch grandiose Homecoming Formal proposals of students being serenaded as spectators hold out their phones, ready to broadcast the already public “asks” on […]