A Far East feast: ASIA club hosts culture day

The Asian Students in Action club set up tables with Asian snacks, clothing and instruments for Asian Culture Day on Friday during fourth and fifth periods. The club held the day to celebrate May, which is Asian-American heritage month. “The purpose of the Culture Day was not only to celebrate the diverse Asian cultures on […]

Environmental Footprints

Environmental Footprints

Last month, when Governor Jerry Brown declared an end to the six-year drought that plagued California, Environmental Club leader Hannah Tuchman ’17 breathed a sign of relief, but reminded herself that the steps taken to reduce water usage at school needed to be continued. “I also think saying the drought was over may be true […]

Janine Jones named Director of Diversity

At the school’s second Moving Forward meeting, President Rick Commons announced that Associate Director of Admission Janine Jones will be immediately taking the position of Interim Directory of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in addition to her current position. “The HW community should expect more tangible and visible efforts surrounding DEI,” Jones said. “Some changes will […]

Model United Nations to practice diplomacy

Ten students will travel to Georgetown University for a Northern American Invitational Model United Nations Conference Feb. 16-19. For the conference in Washington D.C., the students wrote position papers on each of their topics, including climate change. “I’m very excited to be participating in an international conference,” Vincent Le ‘18 said. “I’m looking forward to […]

Alumni co-create ‘The Mick’ TV show

David Chernin ’03 and John Chernin ’02 created the TV show “The Mick,” which first aired Jan. 1. “The Mick” is about a woman, Mickey, who is left with the guardianship of her niece Sabrina and her nephews Chip and Ben after her sister and brother-in-law flee the country. One of the sitcom’s episodes, “The […]

Junior aids Iranian students after visiting local school

Junior aids Iranian students after visiting local school

Inspired by her heritage and travels to Iran, Nicole Bahar ’18 will host a bake sale Jan. 23 to raise money for an elementary school in the Middle Eastern country. During winter break, Bahar traveled to the Iranian village, Shemshak, which is two hours north of Tehran. “[Shemshak is] like this very poor ski village […]

Publications receive awards at convention

Publications receive awards at convention

The Chronicle won seventh place Best of Show in the “Newspaper Broadsheet” category and sixth place Best of Show in the “Publication Website Small School” category at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association High School Journalism Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Nov. 13. The middle school news magazine The Spectrum won second place for the […]

Generation of Change to expand to New Jersey

Generation of Change to expand to New Jersey

Generation of Change, an organization focused on social and environmental issues started by Eitan Sneider ’17, has recently expanded to include two schools in New Jersey. The organization is also working on coordinating with Masai secondary schools in Kenya to further expand the program. Due to time constraints, Generation of Change is only able to […]

Upper school students perform at annual KAPA dinner, raise money for charities

Upper school students perform at annual KAPA dinner, raise money for charities

Upper school symphony students who are members of Soma, which aids the disabled through music, previewed their upcoming “Melody of Compassion” performance for the Korean American Parent Association’s annual dinner at the Oxford Hotel on Aug. 21. “We performed for them and showed them a little bit of what our symphony is and how Harvard-Westlake […]

Annual issue of Babel published, distributed

The World Language Department distributed this year’s issue of “Babel” at the National Language Honors Society Assembly May 17. “Babel” featured poems, stories, recipes, drawings and photos from a total of 62 submissions. Submissions were in languages from across the globe, including Chinese, Spanish, French, Latin, Arabic and Korean. Students submitted and edited all works. […]