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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

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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 an all-school assembly...

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 violence April 27. Denim...

Lying on her bed, the Mittle-Man advises a student on their love life through the phone.
The Mittle-man on Campus: A Review of Prom
Sarah Mittleman, Opinion Editor • May 31, 2022

Hello, devoted readers! After a brief hiatus, I have decided to resume my role as romance guru and dedicated...

Our school is one of few high schools in America with a student-run newspaper that does not have press freedom guarantees.
Promoting students' press freedom
Editorial Board May 29, 2022

The First Amendment affords crucial protections to student journalists. Students'...

Editors-in-Chief Tessa Augsberger and Milla Ben-Ezra stand next to each other during the first Chronicle layout.
Letter from the Editors: Encouraging a new mindset
Tessa Augsberger and Milla Ben-Ezra May 27, 2022

As teenagers living in the world today, we are inundated with pressure to improve...

Alyssa Thompson 23 and Gisele Thompson 24 pose with a soccer ball wearing Nike gear. The sisters are the first high school athletes in history to sign an NIL deal with Nike.
Thompson sisters sign historic NIL deal with Nike
Ella Yadegar May 31, 2022

Girls soccer players Alyssa Thompson ’23 and Gisele Thompson ’24 announced a deal with Nike on May 16. The sisters are the first high school athletes ever to sign a name, image and likeness (NIL) deal with Nike. Exact details of the deal have not...

Gisele Stigi 22 performs 7 Nation Army by the White Stripes during the annual Senior Solo Night.
Seniors perform at annual Senior Solo Night
Davis Marks June 3, 2022

Seniors from the choral program performed at the annual Senior Solo Night in Rugby Theatre on May 31. The show, hosted by Joy Ho '22, Marine...

2022 Student awards announced
Chloe Park June 2, 2022

Valedictorian: Ariana Azarbal ’22 Salutatorian: Stephen Purdum ’22 Bishop’s medal and Veritas Award: Shanti Hinkin ’22, Jack Coleman...

President Rick Commons urges the school community to remain vigilant about wearing masks in an email May 25.
Administration recommends masks amid COVID-19 surge
Davis Marks June 1, 2022

Following a recent surge of cases in Los Angeles and within the school community, President Rick Commons sent an all-school email with new COVID-19...

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...

An illustration depicts a same-sex couple with a child, celebrating Pride Month together. Approximately 114,000 same-sex couples are currently raising children in the U.S., according to the UCLA School of Law Williams Institute.
Parenting with pride
Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff May 27, 2022

When asked by her fourth-grade teacher to write about her favorite weekend activity, Shoshana Bernstein ’22 chose to describe how she enjoyed...

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Protecting choice
Allegra Drago May 27, 2022

After she was told it was unlikely she could conceive children, Paula* said she engaged in meaningless hookups, unconcerned about a possible...

An infographic depicts how students feel about the mayoral race.
Mayoral candidates step up campaign ahead of June 7 primary
Will Sherwood and Natalie Cosgrove May 29, 2022

As the June 7 primary approaches, the campaign for the Los Angeles (LA) mayoral election is narrowing into a two-horse race. In the past few weeks, multiple candidates have dropped out and have announced their support of one of the two frontrunners: Rep. Karen Bass and billionaire real estate developer...

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Attacker Daniel Mnatsakanian 23 winds up and aims his shot to give the schools team the lead against JSerra Catholic High School in the CIF quarterfinals Nov. 4, 2021.  The team defeated the Lions 14-7, advancing in the tournament.
Seven Boys Qualify for Water Polo National Team
June 1, 2022

Seven of the school's boys water polo team members qualified to play for the USA Youth National Team ahead of the 2022-2023 season. Attacker...