Varsity softball coach Rietmann-Grout steps down

Head Varsity Softball Coach Claire Rietmann-Grout is stepping down from her coaching duties after one year with the team. Before coaching at Harvard-Westlake, Rietmann-Grout played collegiate softball at Towson, and spent four years as the Head Coach of the Immaculate Heart softball team. Members of this year’s squad attribute much of their enjoyment playing softball […]

Alumnus receives championship ring

Jarron Collins ’97 will be receiving a NBA championship ring for coaching with the Golden State Warriors during their run to the NBA Finals. The Warriors’ head coach, Steve Kerr, hired Collins to be a player development coach prior to the 2014-15 NBA season. He was promoted to Assistant Coach this summer. The Warriors defeated […]

Editorial: Maintaining our Core Values

Editorial: Maintaining our Core Values

For the past year now, anyone who drives down Coldwater Canyon can see that our neighbors are unhappy with us. Along the way to a school that prioritizes integrity and purpose beyond ourselves, signs emblazoned with hurtful phrases like “Stop Harvard-Westlake’s Destruction of the Coldwater Canyon” paint us as some sort of evil vying for […]

What we learned during March of the Living

If you didn’t notice, during the two weeks after spring break, 24 seniors were absent from school. We were part of that group, the group that embarked on the two-week journey to Poland and Israel called March of the Living. We Harvard-Westlake kids were in the minority of the Los Angeles delegation, which had over […]

Goodbye Ms. Neumeyer

Dear Ms. Neumeyer, This year’s senior staffers are only the latest in a long line that have benefited from your tutelage. We are also the last. Twenty-four years, 192 issues and countless students later, you will retire from the school and the Chronicle. When we first walked into Weiler Hall three years ago, we had […]

Upper school choirs sing popular hits

About 50 singers in the Upper School choruses performed on May 22 and 23 for their Spring Choral Concert, with the theme “It’s a Grand Night for Singing.” The Wolverine Chorus, Chamber Singers and the Bel Canto choirs performed. Michelle Spears was choreographer of the concert, and Rodger Guerrero conducted. The senior singers sang “I […]

Wolverines heat up, poised to clinch league playoff spot

The boys’ volleyball team made it to the semifinals in the Sylmar Varsity Invitational Saturday before losing to the eventual champion Westlake High School. Last Thursday night’s victory over St. Francis in straight sets gave the Wolverines their sixth victory of their last eight Mission League contests. The team’s current performance is a far cry […]

A necessary conversation

A yearlong campus dialogue on gender issues culminated with a presentation by anti-sexist activist Jackson Katz last week. Katz urged male students to recognize sexism and gender violence as a universal problem, rather than simply view them as women’s issues. And while his words drew approval from many, some students’ reactions have caused us to […]

Looking beyond the bubble

The first line of the school Mission Statement reads: “Harvard-Westlake strives to be a diverse and inclusive community.” Lately, we have found ourselves thinking a lot about what that means. Issues of injustice and prejudice dominate national headlines, and college campuses in particular have come under scrutiny for matters ranging from racism to religous intolerance. […]

The Last Hurrah

Greg Hilliard was honored at a banquet following the conclusion of his final regular season home game Friday night by speakers who called him “a class act,” “a force for good” and “cool, calm and collected.” Festivities began before the game. The referees spoke and presented Hilliard with a plaque, and Chaminade Head Coach Todd […]