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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

2022 National Merit Scholars from Harvard-Westlake are listed.
2022 National Merit Semifinalists named
Kriste An October 14, 2021

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation selected 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists...

Matteo Dall’Olmo ’22 points out data featured on his app to his fellow water polo teammates after their game.
Matteo Dall’Olmo '22 makes sports analytics app
Alex Hahn October 14, 2021

App Development Club leader Matteo Dall’Olmo ’22 created a sports analytics...

HW Venture Teacher Anne Wellington displays the face shield she helped manufacture at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as part of a HW Venture presentation in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. While at Cedars-Sinai, she also helped produce hand sanitizer.
Venture teacher describes role at Cedars-Sinai
Abigail Hailu and Will Sherwood October 13, 2021

In its first in-person event of the 2021-22 year, HW Venture invited Cedars-Sinai...

Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener
The Mittle-man on Campus: Spooktober Special
Sarah Mittleman October 19, 2021

‘The Mittle-man on Campus’ is a satirical column centered around high school...

Illustration Credit: Caroline Jacoby
Judging classics by their covers
James Hess, Assistant Opinion Editor • October 16, 2021
Illustration Credit: Alexa Druyanoff
Reconstructing the Honor Board
Georgia Goldberg , Assistant A&E Editor • October 15, 2021
Instagram account shares student car collisions in school parking lot
Instagram account shares student car collisions in school parking lot
Julian Andreone October 16, 2021

A student-run Instagram account resumed posting pictures of unsuccessful parking jobs and car accidents in the Upper School lot in August after an 18-month-long hiatus that started when campus closed Mar. 11, 2020. In the first few weeks of school,...

COVID-19 vaccination rates increase on campus
COVID-19 vaccination rates increase on campus
Natasha Speiss October 18, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination rate among students has risen from approximately 94% to 98% from the start of the school year to now, the Community...

HW Visions Progress report released Sept. 15 highlights five administration goals set in 2015 and how the school will implement change based on student opinions in the community to better student life, local communities and diversity, equity and inclusion.
Commons develops new Visions
Tessa Augsberger and Milla Ben-Ezra October 15, 2021

The school published its first Visions progress report and released its broad-based Visions survey for its next report in an all-school email...

Students and parents in the Harvard-Westlake Jewish Families Alliance (HWJFA) eat lunch outside at Holocaust Museum LA.
HWJFA visits Holocaust Museum LA
Davis Marks October 12, 2021

Members of the Harvard-Westlake Jewish Families Alliance (HWJFA) visited Holocaust Museum LA on a field trip organized by the group Sunday. HWJFA...

Students face off in a dodgeball match during Community Flex Time in Taper Gymnasium.
School holds dodgeball tournament
Chloe Park and Natasha Speiss October 12, 2021

Prefect Council announced the middle school dodgeball tournament will come to the Upper School in an email Oct. 5. The tournament will have two...

Shanti Hinkin 22 takes her test in an empty classroom.
Pencils down, time's up
Natalie Cosgrove October 20, 2021

Cole Hall ’24 circled the final multiple choice problem on his spring biology exam and released a deep sigh of relief before handing it to...

Illustration by Sydney Fener
Re-navigating Columbus
Fallon Dern and Lily Lee October 17, 2021

“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Lessons on Columbus are taught in several schools around America. However, as students learn history...

Graphic by Grace Kosten and Fallon Dern
Invalidation Frustration
Emmy Zhang October 17, 2021

Sprawled out on the floor of her living room, Idalis McZeal '23 passed a bowl of popcorn back and forth with a friend while "Legally Blonde"...

Not Your Costume
Not Your Costume
Fallon Dern October 17, 2021

Indian American student Anika Kumar ’23 said she never understood why some students choose to wear other cultures’ garments as Halloween...

Before homecoming, signs objecting to the River Park recreation project appeared along streets near the Upper School. It is unclear whether each sign was placed by a different community member or whether the local campaign was the work of a single activist.
Administration faces backlash over River Park
Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff October 3, 2021

Members of Save Weddington placed signs along Coldwater Canyon Avenue to protest the school’s River Park plan. The organization, whose goal...

Northern California fires' smoke spreads to Los Angeles
Alex Hahn September 28, 2021

A layer of smoke  blanketed the Los Angeles area Thursday and Friday, but according to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the massive wildfires...

Students eligible to vote had the option to mail in their ballots for the Sept. 14 California gubernational recall election.
Governor authorizes mail-in ballots
Alex Hahn September 27, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a piece of legislation making universal mail-in ballots permanent Sept. 27; California is the eighth state to do...

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...