'There is always extended time in life'

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 time in life,” a senior said. This senior is not the only one who has strong opinions about the subject. Other students agree with the notion […]

Sophomores take training in shooting scenarios

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 in how to react in the case of an on-campus shooter came the day after a student opened fire at […]

Prefect Council details February 'Whiteout' dance

Excluding black lights and neon decorations, students will be immersed in complete darkness for Prefect Council’s Valentine’s Day dance, Whiteout, on Saturday Feb. 16 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. in Hamilton Gym. In accordance with the glow-in-the-dark Whiteout theme, students will be encouraged to wear white clothing to shine in the darkness. Bellybomz, Slammin’ Sliders, […]

Students to visit Laos over spring break

Video arts teacher Cheri Gaulke is partnering with Friendship World Tours to take students on a spring break trip to Laos. The trip labeled an “investigative journalism adventure” will last 11 days, from March 21 through April 1. Former history teacher and founder of the company, Althea Paradis, will accompany students on the trip. “Teaching […]

Publications receive national recognition

Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced on Monday that the combined print and online edition of the Harvard-Westlake Chronicle was named as a finalist for the 2013 Crown Awards. A combined total of 1,344 publications including yearbooks, newspapers, magazine and digital editions entered to win in CSPA’s competition, and in the hybrid category 16 publications including […]

Wintergrams sold in preparation for Winterfest

Candy cane “Wintergrams” were sold $1 apiece from Monday, Dec. 10 through Wednesday, Dec. 12 in preparation for the annual week-long upper school Winterfest celebration the week before winter break. Wintergrams will be distributed during Winterfest by a Santa Claus. Free latkes were available on the quad on Monday, Dec. 10. and offered with sour […]

Senior wins first place at rock climbing regional tournament

Rock climber Charlie Andrews-Jubelt ’13, won first place in the Southern California Regional Championships on Saturday, Dec. 8. This regional competition is a bouldering only competition and is the qualifying round for the invitational post-season rock climbing competitions. To qualify for it, climbers had to have participated in at least two other local competitions earlier […]

Looking beyond the horizon

Even before she started her common application, Carla Sneider ’13 had already finished applying to three universities. Sneider is part of an increasing trend of Harvard-Westlake students who are applying to schools in the United Kingdom, according to Upper School Dean James Patterson. Patterson is in charge of UK applications. “If you have the opportunity […]

Clubs advertise at Activities Fair

Prefect Council’s annual activities fair on Sept. 24 showcased a record number of clubs. Tables for each club were set up on the quad, and during break students signed up for those that interested them. Clubs ranged from the Robotics Club to the Dungeons and Dragons Club, to Girls Learn International and the Happiness Club, […]

Senior rock climber finishes 18th overall in worldwide competition

Competing in the Youth National Championships, winning the Young Gun Award for climbing and climbing in two World championships, Charlie Andrews-Jubelt’s ’13 life these past few months was dominated by rock climbing. From July 5 through July 8, Andrews-Jubelt competed in the U-17 nationals, placing 10th in sport climbing. Sport climbers complete long, difficult routes […]