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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Prefect Council's 'The Quad' allows students to 'Zoom' into new events

Prefect Council’s ‘The Quad’ allows students to ‘Zoom’ into new events

Jaidev Pant April 30, 2020

In an email sent to the student body April 28, the school announced the creation of The Quad, a platform designed as an online hub for students to access and sign up for upper school events. Prefect Council,...

Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo and Eli Friedman ’21 converse at the Winter Market on Dec. 2. In addition to selling food at the sale, many students chose to sell an assortment of goods, such as crocheted hats, handmade pottery and bracelets. Credit: Frank Jiang/Chronicle

Handcrafted goods sold at Winter Market

Tanisha Gunby December 12, 2019

Students sold homemade goods including jewelry, ceramics, glass cups and baked goods at the first-ever Winter Market on the quad throughout the day Dec. 2. Prefect Council hosts inaugural Winter Market Members...

Cristian Pang ’20 receives a crown from President and Head of School Rick Commons for winning the schoolwide TikTok competition. Credit: Caitlin Chung/Chronicle

Spirit Week festivities culminate in Fanatic Fest

Tessa Augsberger October 23, 2019

Upper school students, faculty and staff gathered in Taper Gymnasium in an all-school assembly for Fanatic Fest Oct. 11. Songs played by Drumline members welcomed students entering the gym, and Jake Schroeder...

Prefects plan for school year, take annual retreat

Luke Schneider August 29, 2019

Upper school prefects and Community Council members attended their annual summer retreats from Aug. 16 to 18 and Aug. 18 to 19, respectively, at the same house in Escondido. Head Prefect Michael Lehrhoff...

Commons addresses school

Students, faculty convene for seventh annual all-school convocation

Melody Tang August 26, 2019

The school community gathered today for the seventh annual all-school convocation on Ted Slavin field to celebrate the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. Along with speeches from select administrators,...

Students elect next year’s Prefect Council

Ethan Lachman May 3, 2019

Sophomores and juniors elected the head, senior and junior prefects for the 2019-2020 school year. Grace Burton ’20 and Michael Lehrhoff ’20 will serve as head prefects. Dahlia Low ’20, Jaya Nayar...

Students participate in first pop-up play festival

Keila McCabe March 23, 2019

The school hosted its first pop-up play festival March 9, in which students wrote, directed, cast and performed eight plays in a 24-hour time period. Assistant Features Editor Zoe Redlich ’20 proposed...

Head Prefect candidate Michael Lehrhoff '20 promotes his campaign to the sophomore and junior classes.  Credit: Khyra Stiner

Head Prefect candidates address sophomore, junior classes

Hannah Han March 21, 2019

Grace Burton ’20 and Michael Lehrhoff ’20 will serve as Head Prefects for the 2019-2020 school year. Results were announced after school in an email to the student body March 25. Following an ad-hoc...

Prefect Council starts ‘Tap Out’ competition

Luke Schneider January 31, 2019

Prefect Council announced Jan. 17 that Tap Out, formerly known as Assassin, will return to the Upper School this year. According to Junior Prefect Michael Lehrhoff, Tap Out differs from Assassin in...

Prefects implement Orange Sheet system

Casey Kim December 12, 2018

In order to eliminate miscommunication between students and teachers, Prefect Council implemented a new Orange Sheet system, which students will use to move a test when they have three or more on the...

Prefect Council implements new system for students moving assessments

Lindsay Wu November 30, 2018

Prefect Council implemented a new Orange Sheet system, which students will now use to move a test when they have three or more on the same day. The junior prefects announced the new initiative during the...

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