Prefect Council adjusts method of disclosing Honor Board case summaries

Prefect Council began posting anonymous Honor Board case summaries on the Hub on April 18. The summaries, which will be placed on class pages under the label “Communiques,” are part of an effort to increase Honor Board transparency and allow the community to learn from each others’ mistakes, Head Prefect Cate Wolfen ’17 said. The […]

Security has new leads in search for thief

Security continues to investigate the recent series of thefts in Chalmers primarily affecting the cheerleading squad. After a confirmed seven cheerleaders’ valuables were stolen during several practices in Chalmers, security began to adjust and add high definition cameras in the hallway to investigate the theft further. Following the Chronicle’s reporting of these thefts last week, […]

Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward

Genie Kilb ’17 had only ever been exposed to the fantastical world of fashion design represented in magazines and videos of runway shows. The summer before junior year, she realized that the fashion world wasn’t quite as sexy as she had expected. “It’s a lot different than I imagined it,” Kilb said. “It’s a lot […]

Presidential election reveals school strife

Presidential election reveals school strife

In a mock election conducted by AP government students, 72.19 percent of 543 Harvard-Westlake students polled voted for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, while 14.73 percent of 543 HW students polled voted for Donald Trump and Mike Pence. “In every election there will be winners and losers,” Harry Gestetner ’18 said. “But the way many […]

Feminism is not a joke

Feminism is not a joke

It’s no longer funny to joke about feminism. Throughout our time at the Upper School, the Class of 2017 has seen a plethora of Facebook wars that have prompted huge controversies on campus for a maximum of a week and then disappear until they can be used conveniently in a joke. The arguments always end […]

Different Demons: Anxiety vs. Stress

Different Demons: Anxiety vs. Stress

Spencer* ’16 stands outside her classroom waiting to take one of her many tests of the day, knowing she will not do well. The stress of multiple tests always results in the same thing: doing badly on one test for the sake of the others. Anticipating the disappointment from her teacher, a feeling of dread […]

Swimming starts season with home victory

Swimming starts season with home victory

Both the boys’ and girls’ swim teams started their seasons with wins over Orange Lutheran, with the boys finishing 117-53 and the girls 92-88. “The swim team is really strong this year, and I think the girls’ side has a really good shot at winning mission league,” Haunani Bautista ’17 said. “I know the girls […]

Girls’ soccer focuses on bright future

Girls’ soccer focuses on bright future

From the girls’ varsity soccer sidelines, Head Coach Richard Simms is constantly repeating, “Next play, next play, next play.” It’s that focus on possible future successes, instead of past failures, that keeps the inspiration high and the players driven no matter what happens. Coming off of last year’s undefeated season, girls’ varsity soccer will use […]

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