Don’t run away from rejection

Don’t run away from rejection

There is an extreme vulnerability that comes with the college process. We are asked to write about our innermost dreams, reflecting on and analyzing our own identities, who we are and who we want to be. We meticulously attempt to fill out sections that have been pre-determined to be of the most value: our community […]

Learning to accept rejection

Learning to accept rejection

Harvard-Westlake strives to be an inclusive community, but at what point does inclusiveness compromise the pursuit of excellence? Rejection is an unavoidable aspect of life. Harvard-Westlake is a college preparatory school for a reason. Emerging into the adult world without having experienced true rejection puts young adults at risk for unrealistic expectations. It is a […]

Feeling the love: school community after all

By Ashley Halkett I hate it when people say Harvard-Westlake has no community. I would say this is the sentimental senior side coming out, but I’ve felt this way for a long time. Community spirit is the subject of countless Prefect speeches, event proposals and Chronicle editorials. It often provides platform material and column fodder […]

Spam and rejection

By Ariane Lange My spam e-mail and a slim letter I recently received from the college of my choice have something in common. Both seem to suggest that there’s something inadequate about me.I get a lot of spam, so someone suggests that I’m inadequate on average 17 times a day. It seems strange to relate, […]