Security has new leads in search for thief

Security continues to investigate the recent series of thefts in Chalmers primarily affecting the cheerleading squad. After a confirmed seven cheerleaders’ valuables were stolen during several practices in Chalmers, security began to adjust and add high definition cameras in the hallway to investigate the theft further. Following the Chronicle’s reporting of these thefts last week, […]

Students protest proposed AP limit

Some students have responded to the potential AP limit with petitions in an effort to prevent the measure from being implemented. After it was announced that the administration is considering limiting the number of AP classes a student can take as a means of improving student happiness and wellness, members of the student body have started opposition […]

Trip raises drinking concerns

The school is investigating possible violations of the alcohol policy following the semester break trip to the Inauguration, Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick said. An alum, who was not on the trip but in Washington D.C. and visited the travelling students, confirmed to the Chronicle that there was alcohol in one of the […]

Artist collaborates with Photography I students

Photography I students logged onto Skype Friday to learn about documentary photography from Montreal-based photographer Tema Stauffer. “It’s always beneficial for students to get a fresh perspective on course material being offered by someone outside of our everyday school environment,” photography teacher Joe Medina said. “Especially by someone as authentic and established as Tema.” Stauffer’s […]

Students participate in first round of national math competition

Students opted to take the American Mathematics Competition test, which is meant to evaluate problem-solving and analytical skills, on Tuesday. “The test gives students the chance to answer questions that are not like the questions on the SAT and not like questions in a math class, because they get to use creative problem solving,” math […]

School hosts national debate tournament

Harvard-Westlake hosted a national debate tournament during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Debaters from all over the country participated in six divisions, including Middle School Parliament, Novice and Varsity Lincoln Douglas, World Schools, Debate LA Round Robin and Policy. Students from the host school were only allowed to compete in World Schools and the round robin. […]

Adviser to discuss Trout in Classroom project

Trout in Classroom program adviser Rudy Brown will speak to select AP Environment Science students about wild trout populations and their ongoing project Feb. 27 at the Upper School. Brown serves as a contact for the regional TIC program, which the school applied to and received its accreditation to raise and release trout. The program […]

Society of Global Affairs welcomes Afghan refugee

Afghan refugee Khadim Dai spoke to the Society of Global Affairs and presented a short documentary he filmed in Indonesia to students Monday. Dai shot the entire documentary, titled “Life as a Hazara Refugee,” by phone. The film depicts his everyday life with other Hazara refugee, showing how he and his fellow refugees distracted themselves from cultural […]

Michael Sheen speaks at Cinema Sunday

Actor Michael Sheen (Lily Beckinsale-Sheen ’17) shared his experience working on the film ‘Frost/Nixon’ after the screening of his movie during the year’s second Cinema Sunday in Ahmanson Theater. “Because of the rain, Mr. Walch and I had a bet going on how many people would show up and actually it was more than the […]

Alumni host Jewish activities panel

School alumni and Jewish education professionals hosted an open panel on activities for Jewish teenagers Jan. 19 at the Upper School. Panel members discussed opportunities centered around Judaism that are available to students in high school and college. The panel consisted of Director of the Center of Youth Engagement at Stephen S. Wise Temple Andrea […]

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