Democrat Perspective: Everything will be alright

Democrat Perspective: Everything will be alright

As election results across the country continue to be reported, one thing is very clear: Democrats have won the House, and Republicans have expanded their majority in the Senate. Regardless of political affiliation, it is important to keep something in mind: everything will be okay. I’m disappointed, as I’m sure my left-leaning peers are as […]

Mistreatment of the majority

When people across America sit staring at their screens, watching a needle move left or right and dots on a diagram turn red or blue, it becomes easy to wonder if people are voting for the candidates themselves or just for their party. With few notable exceptions, Democrats and Republicans are the only real option […]

Students react to the outcome of midterms

Students discussed the outcomes of the 2018 midterm elections and their interpretations of the California propositions. Peter Sykes ’19, a first-time voter, said that he appreciated being able to directly participate in an election and viewing the effects of his actions. “It was interesting seeing [the outcomes],” Sykes said. “I was able to contribute to […]

Human Rights Watch campaign looks to increase voter registration

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force organized an initiative to increase voter registration and promote political awareness around campus for the midterm elections. The campaign stressed the importance of viewing current political issues with an emphasis on human rights and to inform voting. Co-presidents Sonya Ribner ’19, Catherine Crouch ’19 and Chronicle Editor-in-Chief Sophie […]

Let’s get real: Emotion does belong in politics

Let’s get real: Emotion does belong in politics

The 2016 presidential election marked a fundamental shift in the psychology of politics. Campaign policies, promises and debates used to be openly discussed at our dinner tables. Since Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s gruesome brawl for the Oval Office, political topics have become so contentious they always resulted in emotional and headache-inducing screaming matches among […]

Voting patterns shift in election, ‘blue ripple’ to affect future policy

In a “blue ripple,” the Democrats took the House of Representatives and many contentious governor races in the midterm elections Nov. 6. Following a two-year period of a Republican-dominated legislature and presidency, this change represents shifts in voting patterns since the 2016 election and is expected to impact policy direction. Through their victory in the […]

Eric Garcetti ’88 wins second term as L.A. Mayor

Incumbent Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 won reelection Tuesday in an election marked by low turnout. Garcetti decisively defeated his 10 challengers, earning approximately 81 percent of the vote. Garcetti campaigned on his record as mayor, which included raising the minimum wage and lowering business taxes. Garcetti was endorsed by former President Barack Obama […]

Club members to hold voter registration drive

The Junior State of America club will host a voter registration drive throughout the school day and after school Oct. 17. The deadline to register to vote in California is Oct. 24. “We hope to register at least three dozen students at Harvard-Westlake and send many more home with information about how to register to […]

First-Degree Bern

First-Degree Bern

Legend has it that when the Grinch discovered the true meaning of Christmas, his heart grew three sizes larger. The first time I saw Bernie Sanders speak, my heart grew four. I was born into an America of massive corporate greed and concentrated political power. The only United States I have ever lived in is […]

Behind the scenes at New Hampshire primary

Behind the scenes at New Hampshire primary

(MANCHESTER, NH)– The gym reeked of sweat, but Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders spent an hour on stage Feb. 9 going through the usual rhetoric. He talked about getting rid of Super PACs, making sure the top-grossing businesses pay the taxes they should be paying, and undercutting the power of Wall Street. Each point […]