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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

Reverend Anne Gardner leads students and faculty in a candle lighting ceremony in honor of Yom HaShoah.
School commemorates Yom HaShoah with assembly, candle lighting and exhibition
Davis Marks May 4, 2022

The school commemorated Yom HaShoah, Israel's Holocaust remembrance day, with...

Goldie Grube 23 and Ella Goldberg 23 pose in jean clothing they wore in honor of Denim Day on April 27.
Community participates in Denim Day
Leo Saperstein April 30, 2022

Members of the community participated in Denim Day to raise awareness of sexual...

Students wait in line during lunch for the Plant Power Food Truck hosted by Environmental Club.
Environmental Club hosts vegan food truck for Earth Day
Grant Park April 26, 2022

The Environmental Club hosted a Plant Power Food Truck on Friday to conclude...

Illustrated by Sydney Fener
Guest Editorial: School sustainability
Ryan Ellingson, Science Teacher • March 30, 2022

Last September, members of the school community were asked to fill out a Visions...

Cucumbers sit inside of a jar, which is one step of the fermentation process. Cucumbers are one of many items that the Pickling Club ferments,
A thanks to the school Pickling Club
James Hess, Assistant Opinion Editor • March 29, 2022
The Official Chronicle Curriculum Guide
Georgia Goldberg, Assistant A&E Editor • March 26, 2022
Asian Students in Action (ASiA) members hand attendees cultural foods and baked goods.
SLIDE organizes Multicultural Fair
Davis Marks May 10, 2022

Members of Student Leaders for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (SLIDE) hosted Multicultural Fair on the Quad during Community Flex Time on Thursday. Students had the opportunity to learn, try food and listen to music at booths run by student leaders of...

Maria Quigley 23, who organized the drive, stands with food she collected and will be giving to Westside Food Bank.
Community Council hosts food drive for Westside Food Bank
Chloe Park May 11, 2022

Community Council held a food drive for Westside Food Bank to combat food insecurity in Los Angeles from May 2 to May 6, where students were...

Jewish Club hosts Passover seder
Jewish Club hosts Passover seder
Jackson Mayer May 4, 2022

The Jewish Club hosted a Passover Seder at the school on April 19. Passover is a Jewish holiday celebrating the Jews' escape from enslavement....

Chinese II students and faculty chaperones pose next to food samples they tried during their field trip to 99 Ranch Market.
Chinese II students travel to 99 Ranch Market
Lily Lee April 28, 2022

Chinese II students Benjamin Ren '24 and Christopher Robertson '24 and World Languages Teacher Bin He designed a field trip to 99 Ranch Market...

Jo Grody 22, Shoshana Bernstein 22 and more pose during the Special Olympics track race.
Students engage in community service
Iona Lee April 27, 2022

Community Council organized Community Service Week from April 18 to April 23 in order for students to gain more community service hours before...

The cafeteria staff stands smiling for a photo in front of the food.
All in a Day's Work
Will Sherwood March 28, 2022

Campus is quiet when the sun begins to peak over the Studio City hills; the sprinklers are just turning off as Cafeteria Chef Oswald Monge begins...

Understanding Ukraine
Understanding Ukraine
Daphne Davies March 28, 2022

On a Friday afternoon, an Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. Government and Politics class sat in its Seaver classroom, deeply immersed in a discussion...

According to a Chronicle poll, almost 30% out of 249 survey respondents said they use tutors for academic classes.
Tutoring Too Far
Lily Lee March 25, 2022

Cynthia* spent weeks researching and writing her United States History paper, but she did not know then that some of her classmates were acquiring...

High School
"High" School
Harry Tarses and Allegra Drago March 24, 2022

Three girls cram behind the door of the far bathroom stall. Lillian* can feel her shoulders rubbing against her friends, breathing quickly as...

Underneath a freeway, people experiencing homelessness build shelters.
Community reflects on homelessness in Studio City
Iona Lee March 24, 2022

As Will Sonneborn '24 ran by a homeless encampment, he said he noticed a man who held a sign that read “I’m thirsty, and I need water." Sonneborn...

A sign at a gas station in Studio City reflects the recent rise in fuel prices in Los Angeles, as well as throughout the nation.
Rising gas prices follow sanctions
Lily Lee March 20, 2022

California’s average price per gallon of gasoline ascended to $5.91 March 18, signaling record high prices for the country, according to NBC...

A sign advertising the school’s River Park plan to replace Weddington Golf & Tennis is posted on a tennis court fence next to the Weddington parking lot. The River Park plan came closer to completion when the City of Los Angeles released its draft environmental impact report (DEIR).
City of LA releases River Park draft environmental impact report
Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff and Will Sherwood March 15, 2022

President Rick Commons announced that the City of Los Angeles released the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for the River Park project...