Curiosity is no killer

By Allison Hamburger A few weeks ago, I lost my pencil case. (Fascinating, I know. Bear with me.) After searching places I had potentially left it, it occurred to me to check Lost and Found, but I had no clue where it is located. So I asked. And I soon realized how foreign the situation […]

Slow down and step back

By Judd Liebman During sophomore year, we fill out the “Three Year Plan,” outlining our ideas about our future classes. Our decisions in 10th grade could dictate the rest of our high school career. And that is what high school is supposed to be. Harvard-Westlake teaches us to prepare for the future and to be […]

Thank you everyone, I’ll miss you

By Austin Block I always get made fun of for being the happy columnist on Chronicle. I’m too bubbly, people say. Too optimistic. Too loving. I have too much faith in people in a harsh, cruel, angry, malevolent, unforgiving, directionless dog-eat-dog world. I should write a nasty column, they say, a sarcastic, withering attack on […]

FAC approves consequences for dropping classes late in year

  By Daniel Rothberg In an effort to bring consistency to the process of dropping classes, the Faculty Academic Committee has approved a new policy that sets restrictions on when students are permitted to drop a course. Starting next year, students enrolled in a year-long course will have up to one week after the first […]

Huybrechts stresses character development

By Lucy Jackson As the first step toward a new emphasis on character education, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts will announce her theme for the upcoming school year in an all-upper school assembly today. The theme, “Character, not circumstance, makes the person,” is a Booker T. Washington quote that Huybrechts hopes will remind students to […]

Huybrechts introduces new theme

By Esther Zuckerman In the spring of 2007, yearbook adviser Jennifer Bladen sent Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts an e-mail. In the body of it was the phrase “just because they can doesn’t mean they should,” Huybrechts said. Huybrechts immediately thought that “just because you can doesn’t mean you should” would be a good theme […]