Chronicling my Journalism Experience

It was the summer before I started attending Harvard-Westlake. My mom said it would help me make friends before I started at a new school. However, I got much more out of the summer course in journalism and newspaper design than new friends. From the start of the course, I was immediately hit with the […]

School considers Chinese exchange program

Head of Upper School Jeanne Huybrechts will visit China in June in an effort to establish a potential partnership with the Chinese International School, which could include a student exchange program. “Everyone is really impressed with the program and so this is just a matter of actually visiting the campuses and solidifying our thinking about […]

Taking pride in my college

As part of Senior Transition Day, the documentary film “The Hunting Ground” was shown to inform graduating seniors about the issue of sexual assault on college campuses across America. As part of the film, countless brave men and women were interviewed about their experiences with sexual assault on college campuses. With each survivor’s story, the […]

World Language Honors Society inducts new members

Students were inducted into the World Languages Honor Society for their achievements in studying Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish May 19 in Rugby Auditorium. Following the reception, students and parents were invited to an outdoor reception. In addition to the induction, teachers in each language named the recipient of the outstanding senior award. Xenia Viragh ’15 […]

School mandates daily lunch periods in schedules

Students will be required to completely block periods four, five, six or seven starting next year in an effort by the school to make sure students will be able to eat lunch during frees in the middle of the day. “Culturally, this signals a shift toward trying to find a new center of balance for […]

CNPA announces Chronicle finalists

The 2014-2015 Chronicle is a finalist for best high school newspaper in California in the Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association the CNPA announced Friday. Five staff members are finalists in individual contests. Both the Chronicle and the website will receive either the first or second place award at a luncheon […]

Chronicle finalist for best high school newspaper in California

The 2014-2015 Chronicle print edition and website are finalists for best high school newspaper in California in the Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the CNPA announced Friday. Five staff members are finalists in individual contests. Both the Chronicle and the website will receive either the first or second place award […]

We should be informed voters

As I look forward to graduating from Harvard-Westlake and entering my adult life, I realize that I am completely unprepared to be a voting citizen. The 2016 presidential election is approaching and most of the graduating class will be eligible to vote. However, I suspect that I am not alone when I feel that I […]

New midyear plan draws mixed reviews

Students completed alternative assignments, such as group activities and videos, as well as traditional cumulative midyear tests in December as part of the new assessment schedule. In addition to moving assessments before winter break, the administration scheduled tests by periods, with two periods meeting each day for their assessments. “I feel that the new schedule […]

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