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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Acting student Josephine Baiden '23 delivers a monologue as labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta as a part of the acting showcase.

Students portray activists through virtual acting showcase

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff May 11, 2021

The Performing Arts Department premiered “Speak Truth to Power: Voices From Beyond the Dark,” a set of excerpts by playwright Ariel Dorfman featuring students in The Actor and the Stage courses May...

English department holds virtual showing of documentary “When the Levees Broke”

James Hess and Annabelle Nickoll May 11, 2021

The Upper School English department screened Spike Lee’s film documentary "When the Levees Broke" on Zoom May 8. The event served as contextual material for Jesmyn Ward’s novel "Salvage the Bones,"...

Eva Salas '22 and Eve Levy '22 discuss Salas' inspiration behind her oil painting

Visual and performing art students present at Arthouse

Caitlin Muñoz May 6, 2021

The Visual Arts department hosted its third virtual Arthouse of the school year May 5. The exhibition, entitled Wolvstock, was organized over Zoom to allow level two art students working across a variety...

Coming Out

Sydney Fener April 28, 2021

When Jamie Kim-Worthington ’22 checked Instagram and saw all of the support and positivity that actor Elliot Page received after coming out as transgender, he said he felt very reassured. The response...

Chasing Trails

Tessa Augsberger April 22, 2021

From the dusty browns of Fryman Canyon to the dazzling blues of Temescal Canyon and the murky greens of Will Rogers State Historic Park, the hiking trails of Los Angeles paint a picture of the city as...

Students enrolled in various visual arts courses reconnect with their peers in the same classroom on campus again, but this time requiring masks and social distancing.

Visual arts students come back to campus for classes

Keira Jameson March 28, 2021

As the rest of the community has begun its return to campus, the school has welcomed back visual and performing arts students. Those taking performing arts have had the opportunity to return to campus...

Trigger Warning: Controversial Content

Trigger Warning: Controversial Content

Caitlin Muñoz March 26, 2021

When India Spencer ’21 clicked on a Zoom link for the Community Flex Time webinar on Jan. 14, she anticipated that the school would acknowledge a trend of depleted mental health and hoped for a sensitive...

Farmers market madness

Farmers market madness

Amelia Scharff March 25, 2021

Every Sunday, Tom Baker ’22 looks forward to the sweet, fresh grapefruits he buys at his local farmers market in Studio City. While he strolls along the tent-lined pavement with his mom, he feels connected...

Silhouette of a women featuring playboy magazine covers sexualizing women

Let’s Talk About Sexualization

Mimi Landes and Caitlin Muñoz March 24, 2021

“I’m not looking, are you looking?” “They looked at me first, I swear.” Women experience oversexualization from men in the media When Ash Wright ’22 opened the comment section of a TikTok...

“Downfalls High” Drops on YouTube

Natasha Speiss March 19, 2021

Flashes of a medical bracelet. A deep voice narrates how “sometimes you can love somebody or something so much that people will think you’re crazy.” A teen gets out of a medical hospital while newscasters...

“Big Mouth” Speaks Volumes About Adolescence

Natalie Cosgrove March 16, 2021

As Jessi enters the water to swim at summer camp, her pad sucks up all of the water in the lake and turns into a destructive monstrosity. To make matters worse, all of the cool girls at camp chime in to...

Character Beth Harmon's rise to prominence in

Netflix and Chess

Paul Kurgan March 12, 2021

Netflix’s “The Queen's Gambit” debut in October has since sparked a surge of interest in chess, causing an 87% increase in purchased chess sets and raising chess book sales by 603% in the US. The...

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