On-campus social events suspended after 10 days due to COVID-19 surge

On-campus social events suspended after 10 days due to COVID-19 surge

Members of the administration and Prefect Council worked in conjunction to host a series of optional on-campus social activities from Nov. 10 to Nov. 20 on weeknights. Because of rising coronavirus case numbers following the Thanksgiving holiday, the in-person events were postponed until after winter break, Head of Upper School Beth Slattery announced in an […]

Election 2020: The Chronicle’s Guide to Voting

Election 2020: The Chronicle’s Guide to Voting

The Chronicle has compiled a list of voting resources below in light of the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election. My School Votes CA: https://linktr.ee/myschoolvotesca (Contact Allie Landecker ’21 or Allegra Saltzman ’21 for more information.) “When We All Vote is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election and close […]

iHW app requests that students, faculty disclose their location data

iHW app requests that students, faculty disclose their location data

The administration and the IT department worked in conjunction to update the iHW app on Aug. 18, adding an automatic check-in and check-out feature that tracks whether or not students are present on campus. After receiving multiple iHW notifications asking them to enable location tracking, upperclassmen raised concerns about the app and the potential privacy […]

Letter to the Editors – Head of Peer Support Tina McGraw

This Letter to the Editors was written in response to factual inaccuracies in the opinion article, “Conflict Crisis,” published in issue one of Volume 30. Peer Support started 30 years ago, right before the merger between Harvard and Westlake took place. Although some things have changed over the years, it essentially remains the same student-led […]

School responds to ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

School responds to ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

In light of the racial justice movement sweeping across the nation, members of the class of 2019 created Blackathw, an Instagram account highlighting the experiences of Black students on campus. After a series of discussions with Black alumni and students, upper and middle school administrators composed an anti-racism plan, which they released July 24. Director […]

Prefects encourage community building at first virtual convocation

As the community united to watch the eighth annual all-school convocation over Vimeo livestream Sunday, Head Prefects Jonathan Cosgrove ’21 and Cleo Maloney ’21 encouraged students to make the best of distance learning. Cosgrove compared his feelings of discomfort from the COVID-19 pandemic to his first day at the school, when he wore blue in […]

Administration introduces anti-racism plans

In response to schoolwide calls to take greater action against racism, the administration released a comprehensive list of initiatives July 24 to foster an anti-racist environment on campus. President Rick Commons, Associate Head of School Laura Ross and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Janine Jones signed the email that was sent to the […]

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