Stone-Cutters staff recite poetry, display artwork

Staff members of the upper school literary magazine Stone-Cutters recited poetry and featured artwork in Chalmers East during their first display of the year. “It’s been a year where we’ve gone through a lot of changes,” Anna Katz ’20 said. “We used to just do the end-of-year publication, and this year this is our second […]

Storm systems cause heavy rains, snow

Drenched from the pounding rain, Daniel Arriaza ’19 stood on the corner of Halkirk and Coldwater Canyon, staring in disbelief at the flood of water rushing down the street before him. With only five minutes until the start of first period and seemingly no alternative solution, Arriaza rolled his pants up to his knees, removed […]

Model UN students honored at conference

Thirteen students represented the countries of Lithuania, United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Mongolia, as well as prominent people from Ireland, Great Britain, Korea and the U.S., in a Model UN Conference at UC Santa Barbara on Feb.14-17. Club members worked in either the General Assembly Committee or Crisis Committees. In the General Assembly, students […]

School to implement new gender policies

Following over a year of research on how students are gendered within the school, an ad-hoc committee, including middle and upper school deans, teachers and faculty, created a list of 16 to 18 recommendations in an effort to provide more inclusive opportunities on campus. The committee presented their suggestions to school administrators and departments heads, […]

Clothing drive counteracts negative effects of fast fashion

AP Environmental Science students conducted a clothing drive Feb. 11-15 to raise awareness about the impact of fast fashion in hopes of bringing attention to the dangers of the industry and its negative impact on the environment. Clothing drive organizers Dahlia Low ’20 and Sarah Bagley ’20 donated the clothes to the National Council of […]

Students report on gun violence

Since Parkland, a project run by teen journalists that has been chronicling gun-related deaths across the U.S., released their report on Feb. 14, the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Chronicle Managing Editor Kaitlin Musante ’19 has been working on the project since August with over 200 other high school […]

HWSAA begins a new initiative to connect current students and alumni

The Student Alumni Association initiated a new digital, community-building program that connects current seniors with alumni to help students reduce stress during the college admissions process and the transition out of high school. After the SAA notified alumni of the program, 164 alumni volunteered to participate in the project, HW Works Administrator Zaakirah Daniels ’10 […]

Diversity Fair attracts 40 independent schools

Faculty, staff and administrators from 43 independent institutions gathered together to participate in the first West Coast Diversity Job Fair on Feb. 23. The fair, which was co-hosted with the Brentwood School, gave an opportunity for participants to discuss their experiences working in independent school environments and promote open job positions to potential educators of […]

Junior organizes 24-hour event to stage original plays

The first ever student-run Pop-Up Play Festival, also known as the “24 Hour Play Festival,” will occur in Rugby Theater on March 8 and 9. Over the course of these two days, participants will write, cast, direct and perform in original plays. After festival coordinator and Chronicle Assistant Features Editor Zoe Redlich ’20 met other […]

Broadcast journalism class visits Fox Sports Studios

Broadcast journalism class visits Fox Sports Studios

Students in the Introduction to Broadcast Journalism, Broadcast Journalism I and Broadcast Journalism II classes, along with Upper School Communications Department Head Jim Burns, communications teacher Max Tash and middle school English teacher Michael Chavez, visited the Fox Sports complex Feb. 14. “It was really great for all of the broadcast students to be able […]