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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

Maybe I should have gone to Brentwood instead…

Alex McNab May 31, 2014

I almost went to Brentwood. Harvard-Westlake waitlisted me. I guess there was something on my application that made them think I wasn’t up to snuff, wasn’t good enough so that, now, in the week before...

Fighting words

Alex McNab May 28, 2014

Dan* ’14 never meant to be a bully. He first started making jokes at other people’s expense as a way to get friends. Bathroom Wall, a now disabled anonymous posting function on Facebook, was most fun...

No more prom clichés

Jack Goldfisher April 30, 2014

Prom is weird, or maybe it’s just me. I just can’t help chuckling to myself every time I see another proud Prince Charming boldly bestowing his $5 roses and $10 chocolates on another swooning teeny...

Different sorts of love

Alex McNab February 12, 2014

The first time I told my girlfriend I loved her, she didn’t believe me. "How can you love me," she asked, "when on Monday you said you didn’t even want to be in a relationship with me?" She had a point....

Nature of Love

Alex McNab February 12, 2014

Juliet was only 13 when she fell in love with Romeo, and, spoiler alert, about a week later their relationship met a tragic end.  Long before and long after the Capulets and the Montagues, parents and...

To celebrate or not to celebrate: Kwanzaa

Alex McNab December 18, 2013

What is Kwanzaa? In a poll of 388 Harvard-Westlake students, 59.5 percent didn’t know. "I’m not sure if it’s just for people from Africa or African-Americans in general," Aliyah Daniels ’14, who...

Students assist teachers, maintenance staff as part of new detention system requirements

Alex McNab December 18, 2013

Detentions can now be served by assisting faculty members other than the maintenance staff. Students are required to provide assistance to a teacher for at least 15 minutes a day for five days during their...

Seeking self-worth from being the most successful

Alex McNab December 18, 2013

Los Angeles’ weather makes me insecure because the temperature in Hawaii is 30 degrees warmer. My best friend lives in Honolulu, a city nicknamed Paradise, and because of that, I feel an irrational sense...

An unusual SAT experience

Alex McNab November 13, 2013

The SAT made me nostalgic. I don’t think it’s supposed to do that, but, with the time I had left at the end of the writing section, I couldn’t help but think back to the first time I took the SAT,...

Thanksgiving with a cultural twist

Alex McNab November 13, 2013

Families with recent ties to other countries and cultures celebrate Thanksgiving, the traditional American holiday, by combining the spirit of gratitude and goodwill with their own celebratory foods and...

Behind the wheel

Alex McNab October 15, 2013

It was the 1990s, and the economy in Ecuador was failing. People had to carry bills worth millions in their wallets as monetary values in the country quickly decreased. Entering data in a very old, very...

Parents to resolve absences online

Alex McNab September 25, 2013

A new system for submitting parent notes has recently gone live on the Parent Portal. With the new electronic note sending system, when  students have an unresolved absence on their record, a parent is...

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