Don’t run away from rejection

Don’t run away from rejection

There is an extreme vulnerability that comes with the college process. We are asked to write about our innermost dreams, reflecting on and analyzing our own identities, who we are and who we want to be. We meticulously attempt to fill out sections that have been pre-determined to be of the most value: our community […]

The Indu-sputed truth: Part 8

Former Chronicle News Associate gives her take on current pop culture and politics in a recurring satire column. In this issue, she shares the  supplementary college essay she sumbitted to Harvard College.   Indu Pandey, designated Indian applicant #35387, said she grew tired of highlighting the words in her essays every four seconds to check […]

Calling entrepreneurs: new fellowship created

The application for the first social entrepreneurship fellowship is now open to students who are interested in spending this summer executing a start-up proposal to positively impact their community. Chronicle Executive Editor Elly Choi ’18 created the fellowship. SEF will provide financial support and mentorship to the chosen applicant. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible […]

Admissions gains international interest

Forty-six students from international schools applied this year, an increase over last year when 36 students applied. Five students from foreign countries enrolled. There are four students from the United Kingdom and one from Switzerland enrolled. Last year, nine students from foreign schools enrolled, four from the United Kingdom, two from China, one from Korea, […]



All students attending Harvard-Westlake have gone through its application process, most with help from parents or guardians. Youna Choi’s ’17 experience was different from others’. Her mother speaks Korean and has a limited understanding of English, something that led to problems when she applied to high school. Choi’s older sister, Eojin Choi ’14, helped her […]

Prefect Council launches electronic ID application

Prefect Council sent an email to all upper school students today announcing the launch of an electronic ID application that will replicate normal IDs, including photos, ID numbers, barcodes and bus stickers. In the email, Prefect Council provided a link that takes students to the Harvard-Westlake website, where they can download the app. The first […]

Artful Applications

Working on her college applications, Aiyana White ’14 stands in a recording studio, crooning “Almost Like Being in Love,” “On My Own” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon” into a microphone. White is recording an art supplement: a portfolio of pictures, music or videos that students may send to colleges to complement the rest of […]

Online Common Application technology faces glitches

Technological problems with the new Common Application, released online Aug. 1, are beginning to affect students and deans as early application deadlines approach. “We are pretty frustrated with its functionality,” Dean Beth Slattery said. “We are quite concerned about these problems, especially the technological ones. We are, however, confident that, with our connections to colleges, […]

Take off your college app glasses

“Join this club! It’ll look good on your college application, and you don’t even need to do anything!” one club president shouted from behind their club table during Activities Fair, the volume of their voice competing with the clamor, candy and chaos of all the other clubs lined up through the quad. Of everything vying […]