The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

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

Artisanal Computers

Artisanal Computers

Jake Saferstein May 27, 2015

In the summer before his sophomore year, Jacob Gold’s ’15 laptop died and he needed a new computer. Instead of getting the latest Macbook, Gold decided he wanted to be able to play the latest games...

Gifted Teachers

Gifted Teachers

Jacob Goodman April 29, 2015

Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo found a gift from a student sitting on her desk. It was a beautiful textile with an intricate pattern made from gorgeous materials. Cuseo wrapped it around herself like a...

Homespoken

Homespoken

Su Jin Nam February 13, 2015

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...

Weathering the Storms

Jessica Spitz January 14, 2015

As Matt Karo ’14 prepared to leave his dorm room at Columbia University for baseball practice, he and his teammates received an e-mail from their coach notifying them that practice was canceled. The...

The Major Change

Sharon Chow November 17, 2014

Cheating on the Reading

Marcella Park May 28, 2014

Of 389 students polled in a Chronicle survey, 65 percent  use online reading aids like SparkNotes and Schmoop, both of which provide chapter summaries for books commonly read in English classes as well...

Supplementing food

Noa Yadidi April 29, 2014

Ever since she was four, Kennedy Green ’14 has taken vitamins regularly, starting with vitamin gummy bears and later switching to multivitamins. When her father told her to drink more milk because she...

Oh, Mother#@%&*!

Carly Berger March 19, 2014

"F***!" Dominique Gordon ’15 yelped in shock after a piece of celery hit her face in the middle of English class. Aaron Esagoff ’15 had thrown the piece to his friend who wanted celery, but accidentally...

‘All of her six children were killed’

Su Jin Nam February 12, 2014

One thing was immediately noticeable as I stepped off of the plane: the smell of smoke, hanging thickly in the air. Later, I would discover that it was the smell of burnt trash, but at that time, my only...

The Techie

Marcella Park December 18, 2013

Every day at work in the Didax House, a green building at the edge of campus near Upper St. Michael’s parking lot, Web Manager Lillian Contreras sits in front of two monitors writing code for the school’s...

Too strong a connection?

Emily Segal September 25, 2013

As Krista Knighton ’14 shuts the door to her dean’s office, she immediately reaches inside her backpack for her white iPhone 5. A few steps later, she sits down on a couch in the lounge and begins...

The mode less traveled

Zoe Dutton August 27, 2013

Nick Ramirez ’14 kills the engine of his Kawasaki Ninja 300 motorcycle and dismounts, removing his helmet and red leather jacket. “Most motorcyclists call cars cages, and that’s exactly how I feel,”...

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