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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

Upper School Dean Sara Miranda describes the factors that make up each college or universitys ranking.
Deans host Family College Night
Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff September 23, 2021

The Upper School Deans hosted a virtual College Night for seniors and their...

President Rick Commons presents in front of parents in the Saperstein Theater, beside a slideshow image of upper school students on the Quad.
Administrators reflect at State of the School Address
Will Sherwood September 22, 2021

The school ushered in the 2021-2022 school year with a presentation for parents...

Director of Advancement Eli Goldsmith records an episode of The Supporting Cast in front of library shelves.
"The Supporting Cast" podcast launches third season
James Hess September 19, 2021

“The Supporting Cast,” the school-affiliated podcast hosted by Director...

Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener
The Mittle-man on Campus: Seeking Oscar-Worthy Date for Pivotal High School Experience
Sarah Mittleman, Opinion Editor • September 20, 2021

It’s that time again, folks. The weather is finally cooling down, (some) teachers...

Credit: Sophia Evans/Chronicle
It's a first for everyone: Making up for lost time
James Hess, Assistant Opinion Editor • September 1, 2021
Idalis McZeal 23, Jane Hamilton 22 and Ava Weinrot 23 run the Best Buddies club booth, having secured a spot out of the blazing sun.
Clubs enlist new members at Activities Fair
Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff September 24, 2021

Prefect Council hosted the Activities Fair on the Ted Slavin Field on Wednesday, allowing students to explore the variety of clubs and student interest groups offered this year and speak to the leaders of each activity. Clubs set up booths along the track...

Students partake in an outdoor trauma-informed yoga class, arranged by the Jenesse Center.
Community Council holds service event at Jenesse Center
Kriste An September 24, 2021

Community Council hosted its first event of the school year at the Jenesse Center, a domestic violence shelter, on Saturday. Established in...

Student Ambassadors socialize on the Middle School Lower Lawn while waiting to get food from  In-N-Out and Rice Balls of Fire trucks.
Student Ambassadors gather at Training Dinner
Davis Marks September 23, 2021

The Admission Office hosted the annual Student Ambassador Training Dinner at the Middle School campus Monday, Sept. 20. The Student Ambassador...

A fan blows out the fumes inside the science classroom in the aftermath of the incident.
Chemistry class accident triggers fire alarm
Davis Marks and Will Sherwood September 22, 2021

A lab accident in a sophomore chemistry class produced an excess amount of smoke, causing an Upper School-wide fire evacuation Tuesday morning. At...

On a dummy, an illustrated student practices CPR technique. With the new requirement, all students beginning with the class of 2024 will be trained in CPR.
School institutes new CPR community service requirement
Grant Park September 20, 2021

The school announced a new requirement for all upper school students to complete 10 hours of CPR/AED and first aid training before graduation...

Illustration by Sydney Fener
Community reflects on 20th anniversary of 9/11
Claire Conner and Emmy Zhang September 12, 2021

As United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center, History Teacher Sandra Brasda hunched in front of a clunky...

Assessing Afghanistan
Assessing Afghanistan
Sandra Koretz August 30, 2021

The United States government announced that U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan would be complete by Aug. 31, 2021, after the U.S. and the...

Illustration by Sophia Musante
Leading Ladies: women take initiative on campus
Harry Tarses August 30, 2021

Two single-sex schools came together in a long-anticipated merger to form a single coed institution in September 1991. Thirty years later, at...

Leo Saperstein August 30, 2021

        Staring in the mirror, Irene Bae ’24 said she could not recognize herself behind her makeup and new...

At the Weddington Golf & Tennis Property, members play golf while taking in the Studio City views. With its status as a Historic-Cultural monument, more aspects of the original park will be preserved in the River Park.
Weddington property designated a Historic-Cultural Monument
Kriste An September 19, 2021

The Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee voted to recommend designating the Weddington Golf & Tennis...

Outside AMC Century City 15, Los Angeles residents congregate before their movie viewings.
Los Angeles movie theaters reopen
Davis Marks September 18, 2021

Los Angeles (LA) movie theaters are again open following a year and a half of closure due to COVID-19. Despite the reopening, box office returns...

Governor Gavin Newsom appears at a campaign rally with President Joe Biden in Long Beach, California.
Newsom survives recall election
Davis Marks September 16, 2021

California Governor Gavin Newsom has prevailed in the recall attempt to remove him from office with major news networks calling the race for...

Students line up to get tested for COVID-19 before school at Palisades Charter High School.
LAUSD mandates vaccines
Natalie Cosgrove September 15, 2021

The governing board of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced that all eligible students, 12 and older, are required to receive...