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

Mastering Dreams

Mastering Dreams

Su Jin Nam May 27, 2015

The day before he had to give a presentation in school, Sean Jung ’16 concentrated on engraining the topic into his memory while looking at himself in front of a mirror, before he went to sleep. In his...

Battle for Love

Juliana Berger February 13, 2015

Chemistry teacher Nathan Cardin decided to try dating websites when he was a graduate student at Stanford, but found himself unable to use eHarmony because he is gay and there were only two options for...

Kiss & Tell

Kiss & Tell

Carly Berger February 13, 2015

She slipped away from her cabin and rushed down to the beach dunes at her sleep-away camp where Jack, her camp boyfriend, was waiting for her. He gently kissed her nervous lips, his braces touching her...

Pressure for Rigor

Scott Nussbaum October 14, 2014

In all of the college information sessions and discussions about college, Riya Garg ’15 finds one constant theme: The number of Advanced Placement classes and rigor of a schedule is always a main focus....

Sweet Tooth

Carly Berger February 12, 2014

Sloane Chmara ’15 opens the refrigerator door on a Monday morning and grabs the pan of crumbled graham crackers and sugar with chocolate ganache in the middle and marshmallows sprinkled on top. Chmara...

Overcoming the past

Morganne Ramsey December 18, 2013

Had Lucas Hernandez ’14 stayed in public school after graduating from middle school, he would have attended Leuzinger High School or Lawndale High School, the two high schools in the Centinela Valley...

Shelby Heitner: England

Zoe Dutton August 27, 2013

Shelby Heitner ’14 spent time examining the bubonic plague and its effects on 14th century English society during her trip to London, England as a recipient of the Junior Summer Fellowship. Heitner...

Mazelle Etessami: Haiti

Eojin Choi August 27, 2013

Feeling nauseous from the stench of trash and dead rats, Mazelle Etessami ’14 checked that no one could see her before quickly slipping her camera out of its bag to take some photographs. Soon after,...

Taste the rainbow

May 29, 2013

She sees sounds as three dimensional shapes moving in space, in a world where most people perceive sound as intangible noise. For her these noises take on a very real presence. Maya Broder ’13 has synesthesia,...

It’s not easy eating greens

Tara Stone March 12, 2013

When Brooke Bagnall ’14 walks into the school cafeteria around midday to buy her lunch, more than a quarter of the options available to other students are off limits for her. Bagnall is one of a sizable...

Oodles of Doodles

Emily Segal February 13, 2013

Although some teachers consider doodling to be a purposless and counterproductive activity, some studies show that doodling in class can help improve focus and overall benefit students. "The physical act...

Gunter-Gross Asia Initiative Recipients

Elana Zeltser September 5, 2012

As recipients of the Gunter-Gross Summer Fellowship both Demren Sinik ’13, who traveled to Turkey, and Jamie Chang ‘13, who traveled to South Korea, explored their countries of origin. Sinik interviewed...

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