The high price of fun

The high price of fun

Being a Harvard-Westlake student is expensive. I’m not talking about our $30,000-plus tuition, textbooks or cafeteria purchases (a lot of which may not cost a thing with financial aid.) I’m not even talking about all the additional college counseling and tutoring that make that tuition number just a baseline. Beyond the classroom, being a functioning, […]

To the class of 2016 in the perspective of a senior

To the class of 2016 in the perspective of a senior

The Friday that first semester ended I anticipated the festivities and none-too-rare screams of “SENIOR SEASON,” but the crippling realization that in less than six months I will leave the life I’ve known for the past six years crept up on me faster than every term paper and essay I’ve ever written. After high school, […]

Called Out: catcalling not a compliment, girls say

Called Out: catcalling not a compliment, girls say

Balancing in the gutter of Coldwater Canyon, Veronica Crow ’16 turned away from the truck full of men whistling at her and continued walking with her mother. For all the times men have catcalled her, she has been taught it’s safest to ignore them. It’s happened to her less than 10 feet from school, at […]

Virtual Venom: The effects of cyberbullying

Virtual Venom: The effects of cyberbullying

“Fat,” “ugly” and “slut” burn into Lola’s* ’18 mind as she scrolls through a Facebook page with line after line of scathing attacks. As a seventh grader reading comments suggesting she should kill herself, she has never forgotten the feeling to this day. “I felt so small and that everyone hated me,” Lola said. “I […]

Eighth graders may apply to study in China for next year

Middle school students who are currently enrolled in Chinese courses or speak Chinese will have a chance to apply to an international school in China for their freshman year. Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts has been working with the Chinese International School in Hangzhou, China, to offer students a rigorous academic program that allows them […]

Connecting in new ways

Connecting in new ways

Every year we hear that journalism is a dying profession. Even though our traditional 32-page print paper has set the standard for high school journalists across the country, the time has come to accept that much of our readership would rather receive news through other media . Last year, the Chronicle staff breathed life into […]

Honor Society inducts new members

Students were inducted into the World Languages Honor Society for their achievements in studying Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish May 19 in Rugby Auditorium. Following the reception, students and parents were invited to an outdoor reception. In addition to the induction, teachers in each language named the recipient of the outstanding senior award. Xenia Viragh […]

Students receive summer fellowships

Elly Choi ’18, Truth Cole ’16, Cami Katz ’16, Victoria Keating ’16, Ara Mahseredjian ’16, Kaira Muraoka-Robertson ’16 and Cameron Stine ’17 are the 2015 summer fellows, Jim Patterson, Director of Kutler Center and Summer Programs, said. Cole received the Junior Summer Fellowship to travel to Murano, Italy for her project, “Exploring the Dying Art […]

Community wears denim to raise awareness

Students, faculty and staff were asked to wear jeans for Denim Day today in order to raise awareness about rape and sexual assault. Trishta Dordi ’15 brought Denim Day to the school during her freshman year and has organized it ever since. Dordi, Assistant to Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken and volunteers also organized […]

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