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Writer and attourney Leslie Klinger speaks to members of Adam Levine’s English
IV: Criminal Minds class about the Sherlock Holmes franchise and his passion for stories and their characters.
Credit: Crystal Baik

Mystery writer speaks to English class

Crystal Baik October 14, 2020

Winner of the 2019 Edgar Award and 2015 Anthony Award Leslie Klinger spoke to the English IV: Criminal Minds class about his career studying Sherlock Holmes on Sept. 11. Klinger said he considers himself...

City Controller Wendy Greuel speaks about the homelessness
crisis. Credit: Crystal Baik/Chronicle

Students participate in Community Service Week

Joie Zhang March 5, 2020

Community Council coordinated the second Community Service Week of the year from Feb. 24 to 27 to raise awareness about homelessness. The week included a bake sale, speakers at the sophomore and junior...

Hackathon organizer Lukas Seklir ’21 relays the details of his Hackathon project to Leader of HW Venture Coco Kaleel ’20. Seklir won first place for his app, Melodica, which generates a song with violin and flute accompaniment after the user hums a melody. Credit: Ethan Lachman/Chronicle

Entrepreneurs tackle STEM issues

Ethan Lachman March 4, 2020

After receiving positive feedback from students, the school hosted its second Hackathon of the year where students applied programming skills to creative projects Feb. 15 to 16 in the Mudd Library, Hackathon...

Gaming Club forms online sports league

Sydney Fener March 3, 2020

Science teacher Richard Vo, the sponsor of the Gaming Club, and several students have formed the school’s first esports team. The group has already begun competing in a league with other West Coast...

Eli Friedman ’21 checks out of school through the updated iHW application on his phone
during eighth period Jan. 24. The application allows students to leave campus without physically signing out. Credit: Hannah Han/Chronicle

iHW app records student attendance

Sarah Mittleman January 30, 2020

The iHW app was recently updated to include a function that allows students to check in and out of school using their phones, eliminating the need for sign out sheets. Preciado discusses the benefits...

Guest Speaker and New York Times Writer Katie Rosman speaks to students about her story regarding Soul Cycle and Equinox. She talks about first amendment press rights and how to conduct interviews in a polite and courteous way. Credit: Frank Jiang/Chronicle

New York Times reporter shares experiences

Siobhan Harms January 29, 2020

Katherine Rosman, a Features reporter for The New York Times, spoke to staff members of The Chronicle about her experiences in professional journalism. Rosman discusses her beginning years as a journalist  Rosman’s...

Robotics subteams 62A and 62X pose with their robots at the VEX tournament in Long Beach after winning the Create Award and the title of tournament champion, respectively. Credit: Kaitlyn Mumford

Robotics team continues success

Alice He December 13, 2019

Seven upper school robotics teams participated in the CAMS VEX robotics tournament at Cabrillo High School on Nov. 23. Katie Mumford ’20 led team 62X to victory, going undefeated throughout the competition....

HWSAA expresses thanks for alumni

Crystal Baik December 12, 2019

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) hosted its second annual Thankathon on Dec. 2. The Thankathon is a way for students to connect with the larger school community and to express gratitude, SAA member...

Youth activists convene at Junior State of America conference

Crystal Baik December 11, 2019

Several students from the Junior State of America (JSA) club attended the Fall State Convention at the Hyatt Regency Orange County from Nov. 23 to 24. Attendees took part in fairs, panels and debates...

Middle and Upper school students group together for a photo in their Hackathon sweatshirts. Credit: Jacky Zhang

Student entrepreneurs implement programming skills at annual Hackathon

Sophia Musante November 16, 2019

Upper school students participated in the third annual Hackathon in Mudd Library Nov. 8 to 9. Hackathon offers students opportunities to learn new skills and prizes The event, which Lukas Seklir ’21...

(From left to right) Franklin Wimbish ’25, Addison Konwiser ’25, Maddie Hliboki ’25 and Chazzy Cho ’25 pose for a photo with the rest of their Latin IA peers in front of the Getty Villa’s long pool. Credit: Sandra Koretz/Chronicle

Latin students visit Getty Villa

Sandra Koretz November 15, 2019

A group of approximately 30 students and teachers from Latin levels IA to III Honors visited the Getty Villa in Malibu during a field trip Oct. 26. "The Getty Villa is like this ancient treasure trove...

LAHSO member Josue Martin '20 hands a tamale to Isabel Lawrence '21 on the quad during the fundraiser. Credit: Hannah Han/Chronicle

LAHSO holds fundraiser, culminating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Ethan Lachman October 23, 2019

Marking their first fundraiser since 2017, the Latin American-Hispanic Social Student Organization (LAHSO) sold food on the quad Oct. 15 to raise money for future projects. The sale ran from third period...

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