The Indu-sputed truth: Part 8

Former Chronicle News Associate gives her take on current pop culture and politics in a recurring satire column. In this issue, she shares the  supplementary college essay she sumbitted to Harvard College.   Indu Pandey, designated Indian applicant #35387, said she grew tired of highlighting the words in her essays every four seconds to check […]

Hook, Line and Sinker: Admission Hooks

Hook, Line and Sinker: Admission Hooks

Three months ago, Paige Howard ’17 committed to University of Pennsylvania for soccer, essentially finishing her college process months before juniors had even started to put together a preliminary list. “It feels good to have a sense of knowing kind of what’s in the future, but I’m still stressed because I need to make sure […]

Harvard professor and author to address parents, faculty

Professor and author Richard Weissbourd will address the Parents’ Association Wednesday evening at the Middle School to discuss parenting and developing children’s moral compasses. Weissbourd works as a psychologist at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Graduate School of Education, where he studies. In addition to his research at Harvard University, he wrote the book […]

Alum to play in NCAA tournament for Harvard

Three years after winning CIF as a junior on the boys’ basketball team, Zena Edosomwan ’12 is preparing for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball tournament as a freshman forward on the Harvard University basketball team. In his first season at Harvard, Edosomwan averaged 5.7 minutes per game and score in double figures in one […]

‘Big Sibs’ program creates 9th grade advisory board

Middle school chaplain Rabbi Emily Feigenson has revitalized the “Big Sibs” program by creating advisory boards made up of freshman who will help the ninth graders bond with their “little sibs” more effectively. These advisory boards will create activities such as a planned Dance Dance Revolution game and a field day, where the pairs of […]

Alum speaks about entrepreneurship

By Arielle Maxner Scott Becker ’05 spoke in Rugby Theater during Activities period about entrepreneurship. Becker sold his startup company, Invite Media, to Google for $70 million in June 2010. Becker spoke about creating his company and how Harvard Westlake prepared him for becoming an entrepreneur, aided by a slideshow. Stressing that everything today is […]

Student e-mail addresses to change in August

By Saj Sri-Kumar A new student e-mail system to be introduced next school year will address privacy concerns and include updated technology, said Director of Computer Services Dave Ruben. Due to privacy concerns, accounts will use the domain name “” instead of the current “” The change was implemented so that it is not obvious […]

Senior seeks place in 2012 Olympics

By Austin Block It seems like it all comes down to friends and family. Without a friend to suggest that Michael Raynis ’10 give fencing a try, he might never have become the highest ranked high school senior fencer in the nation. If he didn’t have family in Korea to visit during the summer after […]

Science teacher to leave school

By Seth Goldman Science teacher Kathleen Moran, who has taught at the Upper School for three years, will move to Santa Cruz to live with her husband, leaving her position at the school.  She and her husband are expecting their first child in September.  Although Moran is confident she is making the right decision, she […]