Beyond the Books: Placing More Emphasis on Student Wellness

Beyond the Books: Placing More Emphasis on Student Wellness

“I geek out over all of this.” Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Teacher and Counselor Michelle Bracken smiled as she reached above her desk to find a three inch binder given to her by the Institute for Social and Emotional Learning. “Imagine a world where in Kindergarten you learn about how to solve problems and […]

Senior directs documentary on LA homelessness crisis, screens movie

Charley Connon ’18 screened his documentary about the homeless crisis in Los Angeles “God’s Children,” which he produced with funding from a Harvard-Westlake fellowship May 25. Working alongside Assistant Director Abner Benitez ’18 and Chief Photographer Pavan Tauh ’18, Connon researched homelessness by speaking to city councilmen, police officers and homeless individuals. “The most impactful […]

Seniors elect two kings to Prom Court

Seniors elect two kings to Prom Court

The senior class elected Chronicle Print Managing Editor Anthony Weinraub ’18 and Chronicle Digital Managing Editor Eli Adler ’18 to the first ever Prom Court on May 19, making this the first time the student body has voted for a gender non-specific Prom Court instead of the traditional Prom King and Queen. In an effort […]

DEI office suggests first summer read

Faculty will read “Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People” by Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin Banaji over the summer as the diversity, equity and inclusion optional summer read. Around 175 faculty members will participate, according to Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Janine Jones. Faculty will have the opportunity to discuss the book at a […]

School to offer free physical exams

Harvard-Westlake partnered with Exer More Than Urgent Care, urgent care clinics that work in association with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, to provide free comprehensive physical exams for Harvard-Westlake students at all of the Exer facilities June 3. Exer worked with the school to organize “Harvard-Westlake Day” for students to visit any of the Exer […]

Slipping Through the Safety Net: Students deal with lower acceptance rates at universities

Slipping Through the Safety Net: Students deal with lower acceptance rates at universities

Lucy* ’18 sat with her friend in a near-empty McDonald’s, silently sipping her drink. As she refreshed her email, her heart sank. The word “rejection” flashed across the screen, informing her that she had just been denied from her dream school. “I felt really disappointed and confused,” Lucy said. “I was just thinking, ‘why, why, […]

Robotics places fifth at World’s

Robotics places fifth at World’s

Robotics subteam 62A members Miles Agus ’18, DJ Lesh ’18 and Cameron Schiller ’18 placed fifth at the VEX Robotics World Championships Championships in Louisville, KY. Subteam 62A was the only school team out of four total to qualify for the event. Six students from the robotics program traveled to Louisville for the competition to […]

Sophomore organizes voter registration drive

Sophomore organizes voter registration drive

One hundred and fifty students registered to vote at the voter registration drive sponsored by Our First Vote on March 16. Andrea Yagher ’20 created the organization as a peer-to-peer nonprofit to amplify the importance of millennial voting in America and mobilize the younger generation, she said. “Our mission targets high school students to register […]

Human Rights Watch Student Task Force facilitates conversation on DACA

Human Rights Watch Student Task Force facilitates conversation on DACA

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force hosted the American Youth Symphony Orchestra to facilitate conversations about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and immigration in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Monday. “The orchestra is so inspiring and I think it’s such an important conversation to have,” Human Rights Watch Student Task Force co-president and Chronicle […]

Sign-ups fill up for Valentine’s themed Coffeehouse

Sign-ups fill up for Valentine’s themed Coffeehouse

Students performed a variety of original and cover songs at the Valentine’s Day-themed Coffeehouse in Chalmers East on Feb. 12. All slots filled up five days before the original sign-up deadline, making this the first Coffeehouse this year to reach its maximum capacity. “I really enjoy Coffeehouse because I love seeing our community come together […]

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