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: First Roll of the Dice

High Stakes: 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 […]

Rehearsals begin for upcoming spring play

A cast of twenty students and a live band of six instrumentalists are set to perform in the spring play “Almost Maine” taking place Feb. 2-4 in the Rugby Auditorium. The play, written by John Cariani, is a compilation of nine inter-connected scenes set during wintertime in a small town in Maine. The story follows […]

Students audition, begin rehearsing for spring play

Performing arts teacher Christopher Moore released the cast list for the spring play “Almost Maine” in an email to students Saturday afternoon. The play features a cast of 20 students and a live band of six instrumentalists in a compilation of nine inter-connected scenes set in a small town in Maine. Students auditioned for the […]

HW GO! showcases short films

Students who attended HW GO!’s Digital Storytelling trip to Guatemala created five short films, which they then screened at the Upper School. The films were shown to an audience of friends and family last month. Mia Nelson ’19, Jonah Cho, Olivia Bautista ‘19, Elly Choi ’18, Dylan Ollivier, Esther Ollivier ’18 and Angel Hoyang ’18 […]

Learning to accept rejection

Learning to accept rejection

Harvard-Westlake strives to be an inclusive community, but at what point does inclusiveness compromise the pursuit of excellence? Rejection is an unavoidable aspect of life. Harvard-Westlake is a college preparatory school for a reason. Emerging into the adult world without having experienced true rejection puts young adults at risk for unrealistic expectations. It is a […]

Performing arts department releases Les Miserables cast list

Cast: Jean Valjean                Henry Platt Javert                           Ben Pimstone Fantine                        Natalie Kroh Eponine                       Elizabeth Gaba Cosette                        Maya Hinkin Marius                         Jack Nordstrom Enjolras                       Michael Gaven Thenardier                   Casey Giolito Mme Thenardier          Natalie Musicant Bishop                         Jordan Yadegar Convict #1                  Tosh Le Convict #2                  Harry Garvey Convict #3                  Russell Davis Convict #4                  Eli Timoner Convict #5                  Justyn Chang Chain Gang                 […]