Commons, Huybrechts to speak at PA meeting

President of Harvard-Westlake Rick Commons and Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts will speak at the Parents’ Association meeting today. All parents are invited. Commons and Huybrechts will share their reflections and host a question and answer session following their program “Eyes on the Future”. The event, organized by Lorraine Berchtold (Gabrielle ’18) and Deborah Davidson […]

Symphony earns award at festival

The Symphony Orchestra earned the highest award possible at the Southern California Band & Symphony festival Saturday, April 12. The orchestra had to play a piece that was not professionally arranged. They performed “The Romanian Dances” by Bartok as well as participating in a sight-reading competition. The scores from each performance were totaled, earning the […]

An eye-opening experience

At Harvard-Westlake, students get upset when they don’t get the Mercedes Benz convertible they asked for.  In Rwanda, giving a student an empty water bottle can bring them happiness for the next year.  We hear about the poverty and hardships that the vast population of the world faces.  However, this concept is hard to grasp until […]

Alum tells Chronicle staff about editing college paper

After working from late afternoon to sometimes 5 a.m. from Sunday through Thursdays, Sammy Roth ’10 has been feeling a sudden increase in free time after his yearlong stint as editor-in-chief of the Columbia Daily Spectator ended last month. Roth told Chronicle students in a visit to Weiler Hall Jan. 10 that he had started […]

Playwrights submit drafts

Second drafts of Playwrights Festival submissions were due Friday Dec. 13. 49 plays were submitted,  and the final deadline is Jan. 16. These one-act plays will be evaluated by a panel of judges in January, and those chosen will be cast and rehearsals will begin with professional directors. The process will be overseen by drama […]

Cheerleader suffers injury in practice

A junior varsity cheerleader broke two bones in her right arm during practice Oct. 30. The cheerleaders were practicing a stunt called a lib stunt for the first time when the flyer lost balance, fell onto a base cheerleader and then to the ground.  A coach called 911 and an ambulance arrived at school and […]

Student clubs take own yearbook photos

The yearbook is asking clubs to submit their own photographs for the yearbook this year. Photos are due Nov. 1, and club leaders can post their photos, taken with a phone or camera, on the iPhone app Instagram and tag the Vox account or hashtag the yearbook with #HWVOX. These photos will be in Vox […]

Butler, Thomas named student athletes of the month

Desmond Butler ’15 and Lizzy Thomas ’14 were named the September Student Athletes of the Month by the Student Athletic Advisory Council. Butler is the defensive captain of the varsity football team.  He was a 2012 Cal-Hi Sports Football All-State sophomore first-team linebacker and has led the Wolverines to a record 4-0 start this season.  […]

New teacher: Mercedes Barletta

Mercedes Barletta moved to Los Angeles two weeks ago and will begin teaching Latin at the Middle School this year. Barletta will teach all grades and all levels of Latin. She and fellow Latin teacher Moss Pike decided to change the direction of the curriculum to focus more on the culture on which the language […]