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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

Senior named as Presidential Scholar in the Arts

Julian Andreone May 15, 2021

United States Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona announced that Allison Park '21 has been named as one of the 19  2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts on May 13. The United States Presidential...

Model and actress Hunter Schafer talks with Gender and Sexuality Awareness (GSA) club leaders Felicity Phelan '21, Helen Graham '21 and Anneliese Ardizzone '21 about her personal experiences, professionally modeling and acting on HBO's award-winning TV show

“Euphoria” actress Hunter Schafer speaks to school community at GSA-organized assembly

Melody Tang May 14, 2021

Actress, artist and LGBTQ+ rights activist Hunter Schafer virtually spoke to students about her career experiences at Community Flex Time on May 14. Schafer most recently played Jules Vaughn on HBO’s...

LAHSO hosts annual festival online

James Hess May 14, 2021

The Latin American Hispanic Student Organization (LAHSO) hosted its third annual festival virtually May 7. Open to the entire school community, the event is usually held outdoors and includes song,...

Panelists (Clockwise from top right) Stacy Messaye, Cory Booker, Laurie Levinson and Gabe Ramirez engage in discussion about the justice system.

Parent DEI Committee presents documentary followed by discussion with Senator Cory Booker

Leo Saperstein and Lucas Cohen D'Arbeloff May 13, 2021

The Harvard-Westlake Parents Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee hosted a discussion of Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13th” featuring Senator Cory Booker and author of “Redeeming Justice”...

Mary Beth Tinker gives a presentation to seventh grade students about her First Amendment advocacy work.

Free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker speaks at seventh grade class meeting

Tessa Augsberger, Ava Fattahi, and Will Sheehy May 12, 2021

Free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker spoke to seventh grade students about her activism, as well as youth movements, at their class meeting Wednesday. Tinker has been speaking at schools since 2013 as...

Student body elects 2021-2022 Prefect Council

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff May 11, 2021

After the school held a series of elections and runoffs throughout the past month, freshmen, sophomores and juniors selected the Prefect Council for the 2021-2022 school year. For Head Prefects, students...

Community members participate in a breakout room discussion about nonpartisanship.

SLIDE leads social and racial discussion workshops at Community Time

Leo Saperstein May 11, 2021

Student Leaders for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (SLIDE), a collection of affinity group student leaders, hosted workshops to explore the intricacies of being a student activist during Community Flex...

Juniors (L-R) Matteo Dall'Olmo '22, Assistant Sports Editor Justin Goldstein '22, Ely Dickson '22, Jack Lesinski '22, Zane Danton '22 and Assistant News Editor Will Sheehy '22 smile for a photo after hearing about the return during lunch.

School announces every day return to campus for all grades starting May 17

Ava Fattahi and Will Sheehy May 10, 2021

Following Los Angeles County’s transition into the yellow tier for COVID-19 cases, the school will welcome all students to campus every day Monday, May 17. Current safety and testing protocols will remain...

Dr. Bettina Love speaks on Black creativity and hip-hop at BLACC lunch

Ava Fattahi May 9, 2021

Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) hosted scholar, Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Education at University of Georgia and activist Dr. Bettina Love for a conversation about racial justice...

Kutler Center Scholar in Residence Stephanie L. Batiste '90 shares her personal story regarding Hurricane Katrina and how her family was affected by it.

Kutler Center Scholar in Residence leads community discussion about Hurricane Katrina’s legacy

Natalie Cosgrove May 9, 2021

Following the English II faculty screening of Spike Lee’s documentary film "When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts," Associate Professor of Black Studies and English at University of California...

Speeches and runoffs take place in 2021-2022 Junior Prefect elections

Natasha Speiss May 7, 2021

Aiko Offner ’23 and Staff Writer Harry Tarses ’23 were voted as two of the four Junior Prefects for the 2021-2022 school year. The runoff election results for the remaining two Junior Prefect spots...

Junior candidates give speeches for 2021-2022 Senior Prefect elections

Lucas Cohen D'Arbeloff May 7, 2021

After selecting Jade Stanford '22 and Quincey Dern '22 as their Head Prefects last month, juniors are participating in an election to choose four Senior Prefects for the 2021-2022 school year. Results...

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