BLACC prepares to meet with Commons

In response to the recent controversy over students using racial and homophobic slurs on social media, members of Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture Club held an open meeting on Tuesday to discuss their reactions to the situation and ways to move forward in terms of diversity and inclusivity on campus. BLACC leader Phaedra Robinson ’17 […]

Students protest proposed AP limit

Some students have responded to the potential AP limit with petitions in an effort to prevent the measure from being implemented. After it was announced that the administration is considering limiting the number of AP classes a student can take as a means of improving student happiness and wellness, members of the student body have started opposition […]

Alum out-fundraises incumbent in race for school board

Former Chronicle editor Nick Melvoin ’04 is currently running for the Los Angeles Unified School Board and is out-fundraising his opponent, incumbent Steve Zimmer. Melvoin announced his candidacy in February and has raised $270,031 as of Dec. 31 while Zimmer has raised $85,392. In addition, Melvoin’s campaign has received about 895 individual donations and Zimmer […]

Amato to stay at John Thomas Dye

Amato to stay at John Thomas Dye

Former Vice President of School John Amato will stay at John Thomas Dye School next school year as Director of Advancement for Special Projects after a year of serving as Interim Head of School, JTD Board of Trustees Chair Caroline Wittcoff said in an email to parents and alumni. Amato left Harvard-Westlake at the end […]

Students run cancer project

Touched by her mother’s battle with stage four breast cancer, Kelly Morrison ’16 initiated a video campaign to raise awareness about the disease. Commissioned by Morrison to produce a video for the project because of her interest in film, Jillian Sanders ’17 worked to highlight the truths about breast cancer and statistics about stage four […]

Alum’s position as Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief sparks controversy

When President-elect Donald Trump named Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen Bannon his senior counselor and chief West Wing strategist, news surrounding the right-wing publication, which many critics consider to be a hate site, increased. After the announcement, The New York Times published an article quoting Alexander Marlow ’04, who now serves as the website’s Editor-in-Chief . […]

Words come with impact

Anonymous quotes heard around campus involving offensive language regarding race, gender and sexuality flashed against a black screen at assembly Nov. 2. Student club leaders presented the video to spread awareness of microaggressions on campus and start a movement to stop derogatory language. Leader of the Latino-American Student Organization Carmen Levine ’17, Black Leadership Awareness […]

Facebook argument erupts over Breitbart News

After Head of External Relations Ed Hu shared the New York Times article  featuring Alexander Marlow ’04, the current editor-in-chief of the Breitbart News Network, on Facebook, alumni commented on the post and disputed whether the school should have called attention to the alumnus’s role at the publication as an accomplishment. Commenters argued over the difference […]