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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

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Aaron Lyons May 29, 2013

For most of my Harvard-Westlake career, my life to a large extent, revolved around school. The sports I played were on Harvard-Westlake teams, my friends were almost strictly from Harvard-Westlake and...

Juniors win grants for travel

Aaron Lyons May 29, 2013

Four juniors will go abroad this summer as winners of the Junior Summer Fellowship or the Gunter-Gross Asia Initiative. As the recipient of the Junior Summer Fellowship, Mazelle Etessami ’14 will use...

Late sign-ups turned away from Senior Retreat

Aaron Lyons May 27, 2013

Due to overcapacity, seniors who did not fulfill the necessary sign up requirements on time will not be able to attend Senior Retreat.  The forms, which were to be submitted electronically, were...

Schuhl wins race for dean of faculty

Aaron Lyons May 2, 2013

Science teacher Dietrich Schuhl won the post of dean of faculty Thursday after a run-off faculty vote between him and science teacher Jesse Reiner. Math teacher Suzanne Lee was eliminated in the first...

First generation students retain cultures

Aaron Lyons April 24, 2013

As a child, when Adam Zucker ’13 was being a little rambunctious his parents would tell him “dai” pronounced “die.” Zucker’s parents are from Israel and were telling him to stop in their native...

Five-time Olympic swimmer Torres ’85 to speak at assembly

Aaron Lyons March 14, 2013

When Dara Torres ‘85 returned to Westlake for her senior year to pick up books before the start of school, Headmaster Nathan Reynolds pulled her aside to congratulate her on the gold medal she won at...

Scholarship students speak to possible donors

Aaron Lyons March 14, 2013

The Advancement Office held its 10th annual President’s Spotlight Dinner March 11 to thank families who have supported financial aid in the past. The event, chaired by Josh and Beth Friedman (Spencer...

It’s the little things that matter

Aaron Lyons February 13, 2013

Couples shouldn’t need a specific day as a reminder to show love. If they do, they probably won’t last until the next Valentine’s Day. The cute notes, saying "I love you," the sweet gestures and...

Valentine’s dance to raise funds for vision-impaired children

Aaron Lyons February 13, 2013

Prefect Council allowed the first 50 people that signed the Whiteout pledge on Monday to pie them in the face during break to encourage students to attend the dance. Excluding black lights and neon decorations,...

2 seniors represent U.S. team in Turkey

Aaron Lyons February 13, 2013

Miranda Van Iderstine ’13 and Elle Wilson ’13 were two of the four members of the United States debate team that finished in 30th place at the World Schools Debating Championship in Antalya, Turkey. The...

‘There is always extended time in life’

Aaron Lyons February 13, 2013

Although the Americans with Disabilities Act guarantees extra testing time for students diagnosed with certain conditions, some students believe extended time to be an unfair advantage. "There’s no extended...

Sophomores take training in shooting scenarios

Aaron Lyons January 13, 2013

Sophomores threw tennis balls at security guard Mark Geiger as he rushed into the classroom wearing a black padded suit and wielding a mock gun last Friday at an ALICE training session. The practice drill...

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