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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

The Dangers of Anonymity

The Dangers of Anonymity

Editorial Board March 24, 2021

In October of 2020, The Chronicle published an article about the Instagram account @wokeathw, a platform dedicated to “documenting the self-destruction of an elite private school.” The article was...

Guest Editorial: A letter to journalist Bari Weiss

Thomas Schramm March 17, 2021

The following letter was written by a student to journalist Bari Weiss in response to her article “The Miseducation of America’s Elites,” which was published March 9 in City Journal magazine. To...

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Writing in defense of our democracy

Julian Andreone December 11, 2020

Our history textbooks characterize the United States government as the prime example of democracy, but if students examine its current state, they will find that Trumpian era politics embody the opposite. With...

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Same city, completely different worlds

Milla Ben-Ezra December 10, 2020

Although many perceive Los Angeles as a diverse and culturally welcoming city, we Angelenos face a critical problem: we are segregated into geographically distant communities based on race and socioeconomic...

Defining Empowerment

Kate Burry December 10, 2020

To a certified feminist seven days a week, the lyrics of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s hit “WAP” (an acronym for “Wet Ass P**** ”) invite the discussion of modern day female empowerment...

The Truth: Tied to Technology

Editorial Board October 20, 2020

Then school starts, and we receive our daily doses of disheveled bed head and pajama tops via Zoom. For almost a quarter of each day, we sit facing the screen, filling breaks with TikTok, Snapchat and...

Letter to the Editors – Head of Peer Support Tina McGraw

Tina McGraw, Head of Peer Support October 1, 2020

This Letter to the Editors was written in response to factual inaccuracies in the opinion article, "Conflict Crisis," published in issue one of Volume 30. Peer Support started 30 years ago, right before...

Letter from the Editors: Uplifting the Truth

Letter from the Editors: Uplifting the Truth

Hannah Han and Ethan Lachman September 2, 2020

In June, we stood in the middle of Weiler 106, face-masked, sweaty and surrounded by towering stacks of Chronicles. Halfway through packaging the 1,600 newspapers that would be mailed to every family...

Teaching the times: incorporating current events into the school’s curriculum

Hannah Han August 28, 2020

My history exam loomed dangerously near. I spread my flashcards out on my desk, consolidated my hand-written notes and toggled through three different shared study guides on Google Drive. As my alarm...

Problematic portrayal of police in the media

Sydney Fener August 4, 2020

If you watch TV, you’ve seen it: the “loose cannon” cop who doesn’t play by the rules and sticks with their hunch until they get the criminal, no matter whose rights they have to violate to get...

Uprooting anti-Blackness in Asian America

Hannah Han July 25, 2020

Black people are protesting for the right to breathe in a society that has been slowly constricting their airways, suffocating them through racialized tactics: redlining, blockbusting, police brutality...

Dear Saba: Last Day

Dear Saba: Last Day

Saba Nia May 30, 2019

Dear Seventh Grade Saba, Today is my last day of high school. While I drive down Coldwater Canyon for what will be one of the last times ever, dodging the familiar potholes and sliding instinctively...

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