Students host homeless migration simulation

Students organized a simulation in which participants mimicked the movement of the homeless population in Downtown LA on Ted Slavin Field Monday. Charles Connon ’18, who spearheaded the project, said he decided to host the simulation as a part of the documentary he is making for a fellowship studying the culture of LA. Connon said […]

Students to film documentaries at border

Students will travel to San Diego, Tijuana and Rosarito Beach for the Crossing Borders trip to create a digital storytelling project about the border issues at the U.S.-Mexico border from Jan. 11 to 15. Students will make documentaries about the lives of people on both sides of the wall, capturing “an insider’s experience” with the […]

Staff discusses DEI summer reading

Staff and faculty members will attend lunches to discuss the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion summer reading book, “Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do” by Claude Steele throughout October. After the staff expressed a wish for professional development in DEI, these meetings expanded from their original focus to training. Steele will […]

Prefects send out Homecoming notice

The Prefect Council sent a save-the-date email to all upper school students Sept. 26 announcing that this year’s Homecoming Formal will take place Oct. 21. The dance will start at 7 p.m. and will run until 11 p.m, and will include a variety of different activities for students, sophomore prefect and Homecoming Council member Grace […]

CNPA and ASPA recognize Chronicle

The California News Publishers Association granted The Chronicle awards in the 2016 CNPA Better Newspapers Contest. Volume 26 of the Chronicle received awards from the CNPA and American Scholastic Press Association. The Chronicle website,, placed first in Online General Excellence. The American Scholastic Press Association awarded the Chronicle First Place and the Most Outstanding […]

Club holds Jamba Juice fundraiser

HW Pencils of Promise hosted a fundraiser at Jamba Juice in Studio City every Friday throughout the month of September to support Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization. As it strives to increase literacy rates, the organization builds schools and increases educational opportunities all over the world. Students were able to donate by showing a […]

Homecoming Day festivities take place

Members of the school and greater LA community gathered to celebrate this year’s annual Homecoming fair Saturday. Festivities began at 3 p.m. and ended with the Varsity Football game. JV and Varsity field hockey, water polo and volleyball teams also competed earlier in the day. A ferris wheel, inflatable slides and a rock climbing wall […]

Movie Mondays highlights diversity

The new Movie Mondays committee, which screens movies that highlight diversity, presented their first movie, “Hidden Figures,” to students before Peer Support on Monday. Science teacher and Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Nate Cardin, affinity group leaders and students created the monthly events to highlight diverse voices. The committee said that the goal of […]

Debaters place at competition

Debate captain Indu Pandey ’18 won the second speaker award in the National Greenhill Fall Classic, adding to the team’s successful season. Seven students from the team attended the competition in Addison, Texas from Sept. 16-17. They participated in the Lincoln-Douglas division, in which debaters compete one-on-one on bimonthly assigned topics. Six of the seven […]

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