School bans Yik Yak due to bullying reports

In response to complaints of bullying, the administration placed a ban on the use of the social networking application Yik Yak by blocking the application when a phone connected to the school Wi-Fi attempts to open it. However, users have still been accessing the app and making comments on campus by turning off their Wi-Fi […]

Students receive fellowships to travel abroad

Six students will travel abroad this summer as the 2014 Harvard-Westlake Global Fellows, selected by a faculty selection committee. The students will travel to Cameroon, China, Spain, Korea and Mexico. Annelise Colvin ’15 received the Junior Summer Fellowship to travel to Cameroon to continue studying French and volunteer at local orphanages. She applied for the […]

Misfortune cookies

Ever since I started high school, my biggest fear has not been the SAT or not getting enough sleep; it’s fortune cookies. My irrational and extremely foolish fear of the cookies is based on my experience that my fortune always ends up being wrong in the worst way possible. For example, during my second week […]

Chronicle takes 2nd in California

The Chronicle was awarded second in General Excellence by the California Newspaper Publishers Association Saturday for California high school newspapers published in 2013. Chronicle staffers also won three first place awards, two second place awards and three honorable mentions for individual work. The awards were announced May 3 at the annual CNPA meeting in San […]

School removes 13 classes from schedule

Ten Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research classes, two science classes and one foreign language class have been cancelled from next year’s schedule of classes due to insufficient sign ups. The cancelled classes include “The Art and Science of Fly Fishing,” “Surrealism,” “The Creative Process: From Inspiration to Fruition,” “Criminal Law: Trials,” “Criminal Law: Appeals,” “Genetics […]

The benefits of Facebook

Living without it has never really been a problem for me. I understand that a majority of others have it and that’s something I have accepted. Life without a Facebook account has its downfalls, but I have learned to live without this seemingly vital social tool. I have never been in a Poke war or […]

Cardiologist speaks to seniors

A Stanford University Medical Center cardiologist spoke to seniors at class meeting today along with Hudson Ling ’15, who founded a non-profit organization last year to raise awareness about heart disease. Ling is the president of Cardiac Kids, created in memory of his father, who died from the disease in 2004. The organization aims to […]

Attendance drops due to Coachella Music Festival

Attendance dropped in upper school classes today as students travelled to the first weekend of the Coachella Music Valley Festival April 11- 14. It is unknown how many students in total are missing school because of the event, but a fourth period class had 11 out of 29 students absent on April 11. Only six […]