The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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Colliding Cultures

Casey Kim January 29, 2020

6 Upper school families are hosting foreign exchange students participating in the WLSA East to West Exchange Program. As Violet Barron ’22 sat down at what she believed to be just another typical family...

Into Adulthood

Into Adulthood

Casey Kim December 12, 2019

Already 18. Throughout my childhood, I have always dreamed of what life would be like as an adult; after coolly swiping my own credit card to pay for groceries, I drive myself home with windows down,...

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Presidential Pay-Phone

Casey Kim October 2, 2019

In response to a complaint filed by an anonymous whistle-blower Aug. 12, the Democratic Party launched a formal impeachment inquiry into the president's actions Sept. 24, presenting the greatest challenge...

Otis Gordon ’20 studies the art of Japanese Bonsai

Mia Feizbakhsh August 31, 2019

Otis Gordon ’20, a recipient of the Asia Initiative Fellowship, traveled to Japan for three weeks to study of the art and culture of Japanese Bonsai. During his trip, Gordon visited Osaka, Takamatsu...

Scarlett Strasberg ’20 receives fellowship to research Chinese film industry

Marissa Lee and Sophia Musante August 30, 2019

Scarlett Strasberg ’20 traveled to Shanghai, China to research the development of China’s film industry after receiving the HWGo! Asia Initiative Fellowship. Strasberg attended a filmmaking camp run...

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Weapons of Mass Construction

Casey Kim August 27, 2019

“Do they really need another giant pool?”As lifetime Studio City resident Pam Friedman listened to school representatives describe the new construction plans for the school’s proposed River Park,...

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Unfair Advantage: The SAT’s New Adversity Score

Casey Kim May 30, 2019

Tutoring and prep books combined, Sandra’s* parents spent $2,000 on their child to score a 1570 on the March SAT. Without their support, Sandra said she would not have been able to reach her score....

School to adopt new, rotating block schedule beginning in 2020

School to adopt new, rotating block schedule beginning in 2020

Casey Kim May 2, 2019

After receiving a unanimous recommendation from the Faculty Academic Committee, the administration plans to implement a new schedule for the upper school campus beginning in the fall of 2020. The new,...

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Six debaters reach elimination rounds at annual Tournament of Champions

Casey Kim May 2, 2019

Six members of the debate team reached elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions in Lexington, Kentucky, from April 27-29. Samantha McLoughlin ’21, Jaya Nayar ’20, Alexandra Mork ’20,...

Ode to the throne

Casey Kim May 1, 2019

Beware. Spoilers ahead.Season 3. Episode 9. Lively music and welcoming toasts fill the atmosphere of Lord Walder Frey’s great dining hall as members of the Northern army, led by House Stark, enjoy a...

Over 50 students contract whooping cough

Casey Kim April 29, 2019

Over 50 students across both campuses have been diagnosed with whooping cough, Community Health Officer Milo Sini said in an email to students and parents. Because the disease is highly contagious,...

BLACC screens alum’s short film

Casey Kim April 16, 2019

The Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture Club hosted a screening of Michael Hooks ’05’s short film, “Like Company,” in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Monday. Hooks answered questions about the film,...

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