College news on Facebook is just news

Deans warn seniors against sharing college acceptances at school. Facebook posts are taboo. College sweatshirts are out of the question. It is true that this time of year many seniors are understandably sensitive—perhaps overly sensitive. The culture of our school seems to frame college acceptances as predominantly hurtful rather than exciting. One person’s happiness is […]

Turn tragedy into action

Every student should feel safe coming to school. Last Friday, that sense of security was shaken for everyone in the nation. At Harvard-Westlake, we are lucky enough to have procedures in place to prevent or subdue any attacks. All students have attended ALICE training where they were told not to hide passively under their desks, […]

Try harder for Honor Board Transparency

At the end of an emailed Honor Board Recommendation, students were invited to an “informal meeting” in the Deans’ Conference Room the next day. According to a Chronicle poll, 70 percent of the 423 students polled did not know about this meeting. Besides the Chronicle reporter on the event, no students showed up to the […]

Turn tragedy into action

Every student should feel safe coming to school. Last Friday, that sense of security was shaken for everyone in the nation. At Harvard-Westlake, we are lucky enough to have procedures in place to prevent or subdue any attacks. All students have attended ALICE training where they were told not to hide passively under their desks, […]