Candidate Statement: Max Rothman '14

1. For what position are you running? I am running for Junior Prefect. 2. What makes you feel that you are qualified for the position? Please describe any leadership experiences you’ve had, if applicable. I feel that I am qualified for Junior prefect simply because I believe I am out-going. I am very easy to […]

Appreciate your options

By David Lim Every August as we all try to hold on to the last days of summer, we re-enter the world of school by the arrival of our schedules. Unlike most of my fellow classmates, I jump past the mess of class numbers to the bottom and find the “Scheduling Conflicts” section as full […]

Chess Club holds afterschool tournament

By Saj Sri-Kumar The Chess Club hosted an intramural chess tournament Friday afternoon. The tournament was intended to include students from North Hollywood High School. However, North Hollywood pulled out of the tournament, citing scheduling conflicts. Organizers Rishi Bagrodia ’12 and Cheston Gunawan ’12 decided to hold the tournament anyway among students just from Harvard-Westlake. […]

New detention procedure encourages student reflection

By Catherine Wang  In an effort to decrease the number of students who attend detention multiple times, Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado instituted a new detention procedure for this year. Morning detention still lasts an hour, starting at 6:55 a.m. and ending at 7:55 p.m. Before this year, students arrived at school, sitting in a classroom […]

One More Chance

By Anna Etra If you are sitting with someone who may need assistance, put your mask on first, before helping those around you. Our entire lives have been filled with lessons on teamwork, community, sharing and selflessness. This simple airplane instruction, typically ignored by frequent flyers, conflicts with all of the above. We are forced […]

Feeling the love: school community after all

By Ashley Halkett I hate it when people say Harvard-Westlake has no community. I would say this is the sentimental senior side coming out, but I’ve felt this way for a long time. Community spirit is the subject of countless Prefect speeches, event proposals and Chronicle editorials. It often provides platform material and column fodder […]