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Big Issues on the Small Screen: As TV shows are becoming more accessible than ever, they are also becoming more representative, inclusive and educational

Danielle Spitz June 2, 2018

When Leyah Barris ’19 first told her friends that there would be a show about her and her family on ABC that her father Kenya created, she didn’t think they would refuse to watch it. They didn’t...

Don’t make me leave!

Danielle Spitz June 1, 2018

I’ve never been good at writing about myself. Personal writing has always felt so trivial when I know there are so many more compelling and important stories to be told. But as I’m sitting down to...

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School increases security measures after threatening post from alum

Danielle Spitz March 21, 2018

Nearly a month after closing due to a security threat, the school is reviewing and updating security measures to ensure that the campus remains safe for all students, faculty and staff. The administration...

School files restraining order against Martin ’08

Danielle Spitz March 1, 2018

The school filed a restraining order against Jonathan Martin '08 Thursday, according to ABC News.  The former NFL player was detained by police last week after posting a threatening photo on Instagram,...

An instagram post mentions Harvard-Westlake by name. Authorities decided to close school Friday after seeing the post Thursday evening.

School closed due to security threat, suspect detained

Danielle Spitz February 23, 2018

Both the Upper School and Middle School closed Friday due to a security threat from a social media post by former NFL player Jonathan Martin '08. Police detained Martin Friday afternoon, President Rick...

Coldwater Canyon is empty Wednesday morning due to a car crash. The road closed after a car hit a telephone pole. Credit: Danielle Spitz/Chronicle

Coldwater reopens following accident

Danielle Spitz February 21, 2018

Coldwater Canyon has reopened following its closure early Wednesday morning, which caused students and faculty to change their routes to school. The road closed after a car on Coldwater crashed into a...

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Going Viral: Last month, illness related absences reached an all time high in one of the worst flu seasons to date

Danielle Spitz February 13, 2018

It wasn’t until she couldn’t stand up without getting a headache that Alyse Tran ’18 finally decided she was too sick to come to school. She had endured three days of body aches to avoid missing...

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Curl Your Enthusiasm

Danielle Spitz January 16, 2018

Bike 34 was finally open. I had been refreshing Lisa’s Justin Bieber vs. Justin Timberlake class all week, waiting for someone to cancel. When the opportunity presented itself, I couldn’t turn it down....

Weddington Golf & Tennis is located less than a mile from the Upper School and includes tennis courts, a driving range and a golf course. Emory Kim/Chronicle

School buys Weddington

Danielle Spitz November 21, 2017

After years of attempting to expand athletic facilities, the school put plans for a new parking structure on hold and entered an agreement to purchase Weddington Golf & Tennis with intentions to build...

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No Strings Attached: Discussing the reality of “hook-up culture”

Danielle Spitz November 20, 2017

Wearing skin-tight leggings and a low-cut tank top, Amanda* ‘18 tugged at her shirt to try to cover up. But after “hooking up” with a senior boy at a party, her outfit wasn’t the only choice that...

Golfers practice on the driving range of Weddington Golf & Tennis. HW purchased the property, which also includes a golf course and tennis courts, to build a Community Athletics Center. Credit: Danielle Spitz/Chronicle

HW purchases Weddington Golf & Tennis

Danielle Spitz October 30, 2017

Harvard-Westlake purchased Weddington Golf & Tennis with plans to build a Community Athletics Center and put parking structure plans on hold, President Rick Commons announced in an email to the school...

Hurricane Maria destroyed parts of Puerto Rico. Photo illustration by Sam Ko

Hurricane devastates Puerto Rico, evokes concern in community

Danielle Spitz October 10, 2017

  Four backup generators arrived at the front door, ready to be stowed away on a flight to Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. With their help, Diego Ayala’s ’18 grandmother and aunts would have access to...

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