High Stakes: The Other Side of the Finish Line

High Stakes: The Other Side of the Finish Line

After closely following students “Audrey,” “Nate,” “Jenna” and “Christopher” through their respective college processes this year, it’s time to reveal their true identities, college decisions and final remarks on senior year.   The Portfolio Applicant “Audrey”: Sophie Levy Heaving a sigh of relief, Sophie Levy ’18 is counting down the days until her summer begins, […]

The struggle is real but worth it

Harvard-Westlake is hard. We all know that. Impressive academics, time consuming extracurriculars and competitive social lives are arguably the selling points of the school but also the reason why many students groan to arrive on campus every morning. And while it’s easy to reflect on these difficulties in vain, Harvard-Westlake has raised me to be […]

Crossing the Finish Line: Players get Early Decision results

Crossing the Finish Line: Players get Early Decision results

Early Decision results were released mid-December for our portfolio and athletic applicants, Audrey* and Nate*, leaving them with decisions in their hands. However, our service and audition applicants, Jenna* and Christopher*, had to wait a bit longer to know their fates. The Portfolio Applicant: Audrey With a smile on her face, Audrey breathed a sigh […]

High Stakes: The deadline wildcard

High Stakes: The deadline wildcard

The infamous Nov. 1 deadline has come and gone for Early Decision and Early Action college applicants. For most students, juggling their applications with the workload of senior year was a struggle, and for many, hitting “submit” was a relief. They will now wait until December to receive early application decisions and potentially start working […]

Department announces Cabaret cast list

Cast: Emcee: Jake Schroeder Cliff: Michael Gaven Sally: Charlotte Weinman Schneider: Alex Goldstein Schultz: Alec Davila Ernst: Jakob Klein Kost: Tarin North Customs Officer / Klub Denizen: Will Newhart Max / Klub Denizen: Jordan Yadegar Bobby / Klub Denizen: Tyler Ganus Victor / Klub Denizen: Shana Brindze Maitre D’ / Klub Denizen: Clay Hollander Sailor […]

High Stakes: The first roll of the dice

High Stakes: The first roll of the dice

With the year’s first issue of The Chronicle comes the first installment of High Stakes: a year-long profile of four anonymous seniors through their respective college processes leading up to an identity and college reveal in our May issue. While High Stakes has traditionally followed students hidden behind the identities of “The Brain,” “The Athlete,” […]

The college process is not a competition

It’s the college race. It starts for most in ninth grade. Sometimes there are faulty starts or changes in direction, hurdles or shortcomings. But nevertheless, it is a race. And much like any other race, it is not often our own performances which we worry so much about — it’s those of our opponents. It’s […]

Love Like Snow Other

Love Like Snow Other

  Ginette (Caroline Cook ’19) is sitting next to Pete (Erick Gredonia ’17) when the two reveal that they love each other. However, Pete explains that by sitting directly next him, Ginette is also technically as far away from him as she can possibly be. Disheartened, Ginette leaves Pete. “I thought the prologue was adorable. […]

Students named Scholastic Art & Writing Award recipients

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards named 119 students as gold key, silver key and honorable mention recipients for the regional competition on Friday. Sixteen students were awarded for writing and 103 were awarded for works of art or portfolios. Gold Key recipient work will advance to a panel of national judges. “The number of […]

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