CNPA announces Chronicle finalists

The 2014-2015 Chronicle is a finalist for best high school newspaper in California in the Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association the CNPA announced Friday. Five staff members are finalists in individual contests. Both the Chronicle and the website will receive either the first or second place award at a luncheon […]

Human Rights expert to speak to classes

Human Rights Watch Emergencies Director Peter Bouckaert will be a scholar in residence sponsored by the Kutler Center April 14, 15 and 16. He will discuss his job with journalism, AP Human Geography, French V and philosophy classes. “E-Team,” a documentary about Bouckaert and his team, will be screened on campus April 15 at 7 […]

Middle school P.E. now gender-separated

Seventh and ninth grade physical education classes are now separated by gender in order “to enhance the experience of girls at Harvard-Westlake,” Kimberley Hieatt, head of the middle school physical education department, said. The eighth grade classes cannot be separated by gender due to a required weight training class that only has one teacher and […]

Seventh grade history class to visit D.C.

A group of seventh graders taking the American History and Government class will visit Washington, D.C. the first week of Spring Break. Students will tour the capitol building, the East Wing of the White House and the Supreme Court, where they hope to meet with a Supreme Court justice. Other items on the agenda include […]

Halfback commits to Brown for football

Garrett Robinson ’15 has committed to Brown University to play football with the Bears. Robinson, who started at running back for the Wolverines, rushed for 1,245 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground in 2014, eclipsing his combined career totals from the previous three years. The 5-foot-7 senior rushed for 100 yards or more for […]

Environmental club to show documentary

The Environmental Club will screen the Netflix Documentary “Mission Blue” in the Ahmanson lecture hall Jan 16. The documentary follows the work of internationally-recognized oceanographer, marine biologist and environmentalist Sylvia Earle. “[Mission Blue] is really thrilling,” Environmental Club co-president Brian Adler ’15 said. “It’s also really informative, and it details someone that we really admire. […]

Students to intern at clothing company

An internship program at clothing company Forever 21 is in the works for students in the Theatrical Costume Design elective who are interested in clothing design, development and production. Harry Salamandra, senior alumni officer, is working with Christine Water ’08, women’s apparel buyer for Forever 21, to finalize details of an internship program, which could […]

Environmental Club to restore LA river

The Environmental Club will hold its first Los Angeles river restoration trip on Jan. 31 in an attempt to beautify and and improve the conditions of the area surrounding the river, while providing students with an additional way to earn community service hours. “We are setting up monthly visits to the LA River site on […]

Software developer presents at club

Software Development Manager Alan Homan spoke to the Computer Science Club last Tuesday, presenting on the topics of software development, design, algorithms and the daily life of a software developer. “The aim of the presentation was to share the lessons learned in my software development career, provide direction, and inspire the next generation of innovators,” […]

New, donated organ installed in chapel

The chapel acquired a new organ which was installed during November before winter break. The new organ will be used for events in the chapel. “It was available for any type of service held in [the chapel],” Chaplain J. Young said. “It also may be made available for student use.” The old organ was 40 […]