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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Varsity baseball athletes pay attention to a pregame speech from coaches before their matchup with Corona High School in the CIF-SS Open Division baseball championship May 18.
In Brief
Baseball ends successful season with loss to No. 1 Corona in CIF-SS championship game
Eden Conner, Assistant Opinion Editor • May 29, 2024

The baseball team finished their season 27-5-1 overall and 15-1-1 in the Mission League after a 5-0 loss to Corona High School in the California...

Varsity swimmer Cooper Ren 26 swims breaststroke at the CIF Division 1 preliminaries at Mount San Antonio College on May 1.
In Brief
Swimmers compete in CIF State events
MeJo Liao, Assistant Features Editor • May 29, 2024

The boys’ and girls’ swim teams finished their respective seasons at the Mission League Swimming Finals on April 18. The boys’ team won...

In Brief
Junior pole-vaulter qualifies for CIF State track and field championships
Justin Tang, Assistant Sports Editor • May 29, 2024

Following the end of the regular track and field season, pole vaulter Sofia Rakfeldt ’24 competed at the California Interscholastic Federation...

Track and Field Program Head Jonas Koolsbergen 83 gives a pregame speech before the teams meet.
In Brief
Coach K: Wolverine For Life
Justin Tang, Assistant Sports Editor • May 29, 2024

During a track and field practice at Harvard School in 1982, Cross Country and Track and Field Program Head Jonas Koolsbergen ’83 planted his...

President of School Rick Commons presents Head Prefect Davis Marks 24 with the Humanitas award during the annual ceremony.
2024 student and faculty awards announced
Hannah Shahidi, Assistant News Editor • May 30, 2024

Valedictorian: Leo Craig ’24 Salutatorian: Bari LeBari ’24 Bishop’s Medal and Veritas Award: Derek Esrailian ’24, Lila Daoudi...

SLIDE Co-Chairs selected
Ella Jeon May 30, 2024

Tiffany Armour ’25, Clara Berg ’25, Nicola Dadlani ’25, Lauren Park ’25 and Dylan Wuo ’25 were selected as Co-Chairs for Student Leaders...

Board Game Club and Cinephiles Club  collaborated to host a movie night with board games in Mudd Library on May 24.

Board Game Club leader Jacob Massey ’25 said he was inspired to collaborate with Cinephiles because he wanted to share both films and games with the school community.

“I wanted to do a combo event with someone from another club and wanted to do an after-school event, and I didn’t have the time for both,” Massey said. Board games and movies are both things you can do to chill, so combining them enhanced them both.”

Cinephiles Club co-leader Juana Markman 25 said the club wanted to host an after-school event with Board Game Club to provide more flexibility in scheduling and activities.

We decided to do this event to create a fun and social environment that can combine different interests, Markman said. We also thought it would be really great to showcase movies and board games to a broader audience since during school hours, a lot of people might be busier or less willing to use up their lunch time to go to club meetings. Since the event was about four and a half hours, it also allowed us to watch multiple full movies and play longer and a lot more board games.

Micah Parr ’25, who attended the event, said he appreciated the opportunity to spend time with his friends as the school year ends.

“Given how hard and stressful [school] can be, it’s important to have moments when you can just relax and have fun with your friends,” Parr said. “As a person who appreciates film and just loves hanging out with friends, having a moment at the end of the year to do something with [friends]  is just great.”


Joshua Massey ’26 said he believes the event allowed students to connect as they played board games with each other.


“Having three hours as opposed to 45 minutes really let us take our time with [the board games], develop strategies and develop relationships,” Massey said. “We had fun along the way as we [moved] from board game to board game. 


Shimon Schlessinger ’26, who attended the event, said events like these give students a chance to relax and bond with each other without the usual time constraints  that comes with club meetings during school hours.


“What’s nice about this event is that it allows us to play games without the same time pressure that happens in a normal Board Game Club [meeting] , and it’s not high pressure, Schlessinger said. You can just relax and play a game quietly with some friends instead of trying to cram it into a small period at school.”  

Jessica Ferrie ’26, who attended the event, said she enjoyed being able to interact with other students through the various activities offered.

[The event] had many different games, as well as movies, so there was something for everyone, Ferrie said. I attended because it was a great opportunity for me to have fun with my friends. My favorite part was playing games with other people. It was a great way to bond and relax before finals.
Board Game Club and Cinephiles Club host activities
Erin Ryu May 30, 2024

Board Game Club and Cinephiles Club collaborated to host a movie night with board games in Mudd Library on May 24. Board Game Club leader...

Graphic Design classes hosted the first Schools Out For The Summer Flea Market on the Feldman Horn Quad on May 24.
Graphic Design Class hosts Flea Market
Eila Shokravi May 30, 2024

Graphic Design classes hosted the first "School's Out For The Summer" Flea Market on the Feldman Horn Quad on May 24. Graphic Design students...

Boys’ tennis loses playoffs in semifinals
Boys’ tennis loses playoffs in semifinals
Alex Dinh, Assistant Features Editor • May 29, 2024
Boys’ golf increases ranking to place second overall in Mission League
Lyla Kavanagh, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer • May 29, 2024
Boys volleyball falls in CIF quarterfinals
Boys' volleyball falls in CIF quarterfinals
Nathan Wang, Assistant News Editor • May 29, 2024
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