Students and alumni honor retiring adviser

Past and present Chronicle staff members gathered outside of Weiler Hall June 8 to celebrate the retirement of Communications Department Head Kathy Neumeyer. “It is not an understatement to say that Ms. Neumeyer changed my life,” Juliet Berman ’03 said. “She was the most impactful professor I ever had at Harvard-Westlake. I’m so glad to […]

Chronicle adviser retires after 192 issues

Communications Department Head and Chronicle adviser Kathy Neumeyer will retire this summer after 24 years at the school. “What she has built during her time here is incredible,” President Rick Commons said. “[The Chronicle] is a signature center of excellence at our school for which she can take enormous credit.” Neumeyer came to Westlake School […]

Goodbye Ms. Neumeyer

Dear Ms. Neumeyer, This year’s senior staffers are only the latest in a long line that have benefited from your tutelage. We are also the last. Twenty-four years, 192 issues and countless students later, you will retire from the school and the Chronicle. When we first walked into Weiler Hall three years ago, we had […]

'Slow Down for Julia' campaign results in posting of speed-tracking signs

Three of the school’s publications were given Crown Awards at at ceremony Friday March 16 in the Low Library on the campus of Columbia University in New York. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association gave its Gold Crown, its highest award, to the 2010-2011 Chronicle, edited by Alice Phillips ’11 and Daniel Rothberg ’11. Silver Crowns […]

Sokoloff, Liebman to lead 2011-2012 Chronicle

Lara Sokoloff ’12 and Judd Liebman ’12 will serve as editors-in-chief of the 2011-2012 Chronicle, Chronicle adviser Kathy Neumeyer announced Thursday. Eli Haims ’12 and Austin Lee ’12 will be the first editors in chief of the Chronicle Online and will also serve as managing editors of the print version of the Chronicle, along with […]

Chronicle wins CSPA Gold Crown award

By Anabel Pasarow The 2009-2010 Chronicle, edited by Sam Adams ’10 and Hana Al-Henaid ’10, was one of 12 newspapers to win the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Crown Friday at the 87th annual Scholastic Convention. The Chronicle was judged on writing, design and graphics. Chronicle adviser Kathleen Neumeyer accepted the plaque at a ceremony […]

Students teach basic computer skills

The 2009-2010 Chronicle, edited by Sam Adams ’10 and Hana Al-Henaid ’10, won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Crown Friday. Chronicle adviser Kathleen Neumeyer accepted the plaque at a ceremony at Lerner Hall on the Columbia University campus in New York.

Publications attend NSPA convention

  By Alex Leichenger Members of the school newspaper and yearbook visited the floor of the House of Representatives and sat in on a Page 1 meeting of the New York Times during their trip to Washington D.C. for a national high school journalism conference Nov. 12-14. The National Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Education […]

Journalists share thoughts on trade in lecture series

By Shayna Freisleben Newsweek Magazine’s Los Angeles Bureau Chief Andrew Murr (Hank ’09) told parents at the Parents’ Association Lecture Series on Nov. 14 that the public questions the truthfulness and motivations of journalists. The Parents’ Association hosted a panel of journalists at the series to discuss “how we know what we know.” Moderated by […]