Industry professionals, students convene at first-ever journalism festival

Industry professionals, students convene at first-ever journalism festival

Students and advisers from schools in the Los Angeles area attended workshops co-led by industry professionals and student volunteers at the school’s first-ever journalism festival, “Through the Looking Glass,” on Feb. 9. Emmy-award winning Peter Hamby, a former CNN reporter and the current host of “Good Luck America” on Snapchat, gave the keynote speech. Former […]

Dear Almost High School Saba, Today I wrote this article like I write most of my pieces, late at night, drowsy on my lack of sleep and half-baked ideas. But whether it’s a news brief, thorough feature or rambling opinion, each piece begins the same: at some obscene hour in the morning, with a blank […]

Chronicle adviser to depart

Upper school Communications Department Head and Chronicle adviser Melissa Wantz is leaving her position after one year. Former journalist and adviser to The Occidental Weekly at Occidental College Jim Burns has been hired to oversee the program next year. Wantz taught three sections of journalism classes, advised the quarterly sports magazine Big Red and served […]

Journalism programs earn national distinctions

Staff members of the Chronicle received nine Gold Circles from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in six categories. The Big Red sports magazine received Gold Circles in four categories. Vivian Lin ’16, Mady Madison ’17 and Sacha Lin ’16 each won a Gold Circle in art/illustration: hand drawn. Teresa Suh ’17 won an award for […]

Lawyer speaks to journalism class

Attorney and Executive Director of the Student Press Law Center Frank Lomonte visited a sophomore journalism class Sept. 30 to advocate for student press rights and to spread awareness for issues regarding First Amendment rights. “It was really such a surprise, and it’s really prestigious that the national spokesperson for student press rights in the […]

My rookie season in journalism

Even though it’s pretty generic for Chronicle writers to preach the idea of “trying something new” to the underclassmen in their final columns as high school students, joining “The Chronicle” as a senior without any journalism experience was the “something new” that I picked up, so I feel like it would be odd for me […]

Students, teachers to present at JSPA

Journalism teachers Kathleen Neumeyer and Jen Bladen and Chronicle staffers Mazelle Etessami ’14, David Gisser ’14, Jack Goldfisher ’14,  Henry Hahn ’14, Eric Loeb ’14, Jensen Pak ’14 and Noa Yadidi ’14 will present at the first-ever Jewish Scholastic Press Association convention. It will take place Oct. 24-26 at B’nai David-Judea Congregation. The JSPA was  […]

Finding my footing in her footsteps

When I was little it always took me an unnecessarily long time to get dressed in the morning. Not because I can claim to care about or understand fashion, but rather because I had to wait for my older sister to pick out her outfit so I could put on exactly the same thing. She […]

Students to visit Laos over spring break

Video arts teacher Cheri Gaulke is partnering with Friendship World Tours to take students on a spring break trip to Laos. The trip labeled an “investigative journalism adventure” will last 11 days, from March 21 through April 1. Former history teacher and founder of the company, Althea Paradis, will accompany students on the trip. “Teaching […]

Largest summer program ever offers athletics, arts, academics

This article was written by a student in the Harvard-Westlake Summer Program for Journalism.  By Eli Weinstein ’16 More than 1,120 students joined for the Harvard-Westlake Summer Program, the largest enrollment since the program began in 1991. Registration is still open, and the capacity may continue to grow. Summer Program registration is not restricted to Harvard-Westlake […]