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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

Community Council organizes food drive
Community Council organizes food drive
Grant Park November 19, 2021

Community Council organized a Thanksgiving food drive for North Hollywood Interfaith...

Jon Levine ’94 speaks to students about his nonprofit Minds Matter LA, outlining different potential logo designs and asking for their feedback as to which logos would best attract clients.
Venture hosts nonprofit founder
Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff November 18, 2021

Matter Los Angeles Co-Founder and Board Chair Jon Levine ’94 on Nov. 10. Minds...

(From left to right) Debate members Kai Do ’24, William Liu ’25 and Alden Detmer ’25 prepare for their upcoming rounds. Printed with permission of Mike Bietz.
Debate team attends Damus Hollywood Invitational Tournament
Averie Perrin November 18, 2021

Debaters gathered at the Upper School to prepare and log on to the virtual Damus...

Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener
Time to Take Out the Trash
Editorial Board November 20, 2021

Empty plastic containers, half-empty water bottles, broken paper cups and an...

Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener
Policing Police Halloween Costumes
Alec Rosenthal, Features Editor • November 19, 2021
Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener
Controversy In The Classroom
Jina Jeon, Assistant A&E Editor • November 19, 2021
Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener
The Mittle-man on Campus: Jumping Genres
Sarah Mittleman, Opinion Editor • November 19, 2021
Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener
Metaverse's Big Bang
Daphne Davies, Assistant Opinion Editor • November 18, 2021
The fall 2021 edition of the Stone-Cutters magazine, pictured against a plain background, is now available for student viewing.
Stone-Cutters releases fall chapbook
Vasilia Yordanova November 20, 2021

Stone-Cutters, the school’s literary arts magazine, released a fall chapbook on Nov. 17 as their first publication of this academic year. The booklet features writing and art by the Stone-Cutters club members and from the broader school community. Stone-Cutters...

New counselor joins school midyear
New counselor joins school midyear
Grant Park November 20, 2021

Matthew Bell is joining the school to fill the role of Upper School Counselor Brittany Bronson, who is taking maternity leave beginning Nov....

StandWithUs Israel’s Director of International Student Programs Charlotte Korchak discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with students over Zoom.
Israeli activist speaks to HWJFA students
Davis Marks November 19, 2021

Jewish Family Alliance (HWJFA) hosted StandWithUs Israel’s Director of International Student Programs Charlotte Korchak at a virtual speaker...

One table on the quad was left covered in plates, bottles, napkins and wrappers by a group of sophomores after a lunch period. The school is struggling to encourage students to throw out the trash they produce when they purchase their meals from the cafeteria.
Litter issue plagues campus
Alex Hahn November 19, 2021

Head of Upper School Beth Slattery encouraged students to clean up their waste on campus at the beginning of Community Flex Time on Thursday. According...

Lieutenant Earle LeMasters ’04 and Captain Colin Weidmann ’08 answer Reverend Anne Gardner’s question about what an average day looks like for a member of the U.S. military. Both said the day-to-day experience is more mundane than most people think.
Veteran alumni discuss paths to military careers
Will Sherwood November 18, 2021

In honor of Veterans Day, the school hosted two alumni to share their military experiences. Reverend Anne Gardner interviewed Captain Colin Weidmann...

Hierarchy in the health care system
Hierarchy in the health care system
Natalie Cosgrove December 2, 2021

Shaking out her blanket and laying it across a cushioned armrest, Zoe Shapiro ’23 stood up from the couch. She passed a table of snacks catered...

Tech Talk
Tech Talk
Lily Lee November 20, 2021

Shaking out her sore wrists, Kara Yoon ’23 looked down at her calloused fingers. She had been scribbling pages and pages of art history notes...

Stardom Young
Stardom Young
Allegra Drago, Assistant Features Editor • November 18, 2021

Overwhelmed by the chatter of his childhood friend and the cacophony of cicadas, alumnus Nick Lee quietly sat at the  breakfast table. Jaw agape,...

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...

FDA authorizes booster for children five to 11
FDA authorizes booster for children five to 11
Nathalie Leung November 21, 2021

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized 10-microgram doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be administered three weeks apart to...

Crowds rush to the newly opened Erewhon Market on Ventura Boulevard to purchase food and to eat at their tables outside.
Erewhon Market opens new location in Studio City
Davis Marks and Jackson Mayer November 18, 2021

Supermarket chain Erewhon Market opened a new location in Studio City on Thursday. Erewhon is the first shop to open in the newly constructed...

LA mayoral election gains recognition from students and citizens
LA mayoral election gains recognition from students and citizens
Davis Marks October 30, 2021

The 2022 Los Angeles mayoral election is gaining more attention as various candidates announce their campaigns to succeed current Mayor Eric...

FDA approves booster vaccine dose for high risk populations
FDA approves booster vaccine dose for high risk populations
Natalie Cosgrove October 27, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Booster Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for those age 65 and above and for 18 to...

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