Debate team dominates competition

The debate team earned multiple bids to the Tournament of Champions, continuing its season of multiple wins. So far this season, the Harvard-Westlake team has more Tournament of Champions bids for Lincoln-Douglas debate than any other school in the nation. Five debaters competed at the Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament Nov. 19-23 in Northbrook, IL. […]

Community to bury 25th anniversary time capsule

Students, faculty and staff members are collecting memorabilia that represent the 2016-17 Harvard-Westlake school year for a commemorative time capsule. The time capsule project is part of the administration’s initiative to honor the 25th anniversary of the school. The time capsule will be buried at the middle school campus later this year. The time capsule […]

Students recognized in Chinese essay-writing contest

Eight students in various Chinese classes received awards in an essay contest run by the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools. The contest was divided into three categories of submission: the regular category, the heritage category and the immersion program and all of those who applied from the school won a prize in their designated […]

Students run cancer project

Touched by her mother’s battle with stage four breast cancer, Kelly Morrison ’16 initiated a video campaign to raise awareness about the disease. Commissioned by Morrison to produce a video for the project because of her interest in film, Jillian Sanders ’17 worked to highlight the truths about breast cancer and statistics about stage four […]

School to host television forum

The school will host a forum about diversity in television featuring “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris (Leyah ’19) and “All in the Family” creator Norman Lear (Madeline ’13) Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Saperstein Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Winifred White Neisser, a former executive at NBC, former Senior Vice […]

Students win Chinese essay contest

Eight students in various Chinese classes received awards in an essay contest run by the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools. Students were required to write about a person who has influenced them. The contest was split into three categories of submission: the regular category, heritage category and immersion program, and all of those who […]

Students participate in community service walks

A Harvard-Westlake team participated in the Lung Force Walk in Studio City on Sunday in order to raise funds for the American Lung Association. The organization aims to spread awareness of lung cancer and offer support to those that have been both directly and indirectly affected by the disease.  At the free Luminaria Festival put […]

Tree People representatives visit Environmental Club

Representatives from Tree People talked to the Environmental Club about their organization and how the school can make a difference in the world Nov. 7. The representatives spoke to the club during break about how they can make their campus more environmentally friendly. Tree People works with volunteers to plant trees throughout Los Angeles. The […]

Project Girl to Girls holds first workshop

Project Girl to Girl had their first workshop at the elementary school Carpenter Community Charter School on Nov. 17. The club aims to decrease the gender imbalance in STEM fields. The Chronicle Assistant Features Editors Josie Abugov ’18 and Nicole Kim ’18 started Project Girl to Girl at school last year. The club holds workshops […]

International Relations students attend conference

Advanced Placement Human Geography and International Relations students attended the International Negotiation Project conference at Whittier College on Saturday, culminating their month-long online simulation, in which they learned how to represent a country and make political agreements with other nations. Harvard-Westlake was one of roughly 10 schools that went to the conference to discuss various […]

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