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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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Faded Innocence: The Social Transition to the Upper School

Danielle Spitz December 5, 2016

It was only a matter of minutes before Olivia* ’19 lost track of her friends. She tried yelling their names above the blasting music and locating them among the sea of Red Solo Cups, but eventually gave...

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Driven to Drink: Do personal driver apps facilitate teen drinking?

Sophie Cohen May 25, 2016

"Don’t drink and drive," is a maxim drilled into every adolescent mind. So when *Harry Smith ’17 set out for a Friday night house party with friends as the designated driver, he had no intentions of...

Administration suspends 4 on suspicion of substance abuse at home basketball game

Scott Nussbaum February 13, 2015

Reports that students were intoxicated at the boys’ basketball game against Loyola Jan. 23 prompted administrators to pull students out of the crowd and suspend four students, students said. The administration...

Don’t let drugs or alcohol negatively impact the school

February 13, 2015

Following recent allegations of students attending the home basketball game against Loyola while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, the editorial board agreed that the issue of substance use on...

Therapist to speak on drug, alcohol abuse

Sharon Chow January 14, 2015

Parents will hear a talk called "Teen Abuse and Addiction to Drugs, Alcohol and Electronic Technology" at the Middle School Feb. 4, as part of the speaker series that the Parents’ Association has organized...

Masks of Plastic

Nikta Mansouri October 14, 2014

After waiting for more than an hour in line to enter the FYF Fest music festival, Kurt* ’15 headed straight for the restricted, 21-and-over beer garden. He approached the bouncer, pulled out his fake...

Discipline problems plague spring trips

Julia Aizuss April 30, 2014

Although various school trips over spring break were plagued by similar issues with drug and alcohol use, the extent and nature of the disciplinary action has varied. Five seniors caught drinking on the...

Discipline problems plague spring trips

Jensen Pak April 29, 2014

Although various school trips over spring break were plagued by similar issues with drug and alcohol use, the extent and nature of the disciplinary action has varied. Five seniors caught drinking on the...

Weed out the drugs

Chronicle Staff February 12, 2008

The administration’s decisive expulsion of six middle school students who broke school drug use policies was the proper and necessary course of action. Any weaker punishment would have...

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