Students volunteer at annual Luminaria event

Members of the school community helped set up lanterns for the Studio City Neighborhood Council’s eighth annual Luminaria at Campo de Cahuenga on Saturday. Chair of Cultural Affairs Committee Richard Niederberg said the goal of the community service project was for volunteers to prepare for the following day’s festivities and learn about the history of […]

Community Council rewards students who have completed community service hours

Community Council rewarded students who have completed their 12 hour community service requirement with free Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream April 25. Students had the choice of several flavors, including rainbow, cookies and cream, cotton candy and chocolate chip cookie dough. Although students have until May 7 to submit their hours, the event served to remind […]

Boxing Club laces up to fight homelessness

Boxing Club laces up to fight homelessness

HW Boxing Club members and coaches ran a boxing clinic for children ages 4 to 16 at an LA Family Housing transitional facility April 13. LA Family Housing is an organization that helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty by providing affordable housing and support services. Upper and middle school students at the workshop […]

Helping hands: Community Council hosts Community Service Week

Community Council hosted Community Service Week to benefit a variety of charitable organizations March 5-9. Students kicked off the week by decorating posters to support the children participating in the Special Olympics on Friday. In partnership with Ocean Park Community Center, sophomores made hygiene kits for homeless teens around Los Angeles during class meeting. The […]

#The Struggle is Real: the West and the White Savior Complex

#The Struggle is Real: the West and the White Savior Complex

Superhero movies are always the same. Powerless, struggling characters are in trouble and only the superhero has the ability to save them. The protagonist defeats the villain, saves the helpless characters and maintains good in the world. In reality, this is not where the movie ends. Our superheroes are the white saviors, and though they […]

Students and neighbors volunteer together at Studio City Luminaria festival

Students and neighbors volunteer together at Studio City Luminaria festival

Seven students set up lanterns for the Studio City Neighborhood Council’s seventh annual Luminaria at the historical park Campo de Cahuenga on Saturday. The volunteers filled 3,000 to 4,000 paper bags with weights and lights and arranged them along the perimeter of the monument, which commemorates the location where Americans and Mexicans signed the treaty […]

HWPA will host four community service days instead of two

The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association will host four outreach days this year divided into specific grade levels to create a more intimate experience between students, families and faculty. In previous years, two service events were held, open to the entire community. “These service days are important to build our community and renew people’s perspective on life,” […]

Community rallies together after series of hurricanes, storms

Community rallies together after series of hurricanes, storms

Only days after Hurricane Harvey dissipated, Hurricane Irma was devastating islands in the Caribbean, regions of Florida and affecting members of the school community. Though not as powerful as Harvey, Hurricane Irma generated its own physical, financial and emotional challenges that have impacted millions. Former Chronicle News Editor Cole Feldman ’16 was at Emory University when news […]

Put your dukes up: boxing club teaches self-defense

Put your dukes up: boxing club teaches self-defense

To increase their engagement in community service, members of the Boxing Club conducted self-defense classes to underprivileged children March 21 and sold bags of kettle corn and caramel corn to support the homeless March 25. The boxing lessons and fundraiser supported LA Family Housing, which is a nongovernmental organization that provides low income affordable housing […]

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