The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Longtime geology teacher says ‘this has just been the best job ever’

Katie Perrin May 31, 2017

After 34 years, science teacher and Incident Commander Wendy Van Norden will retire to pursue her dreams to travel and explore the world at the end of this year. “I think after all these years of teaching,...

Valiant victory in victor valley

Katie Perrin January 11, 2017

Boys’ and girls’ varsity epee and saber fencers competed at the Victor Valley High School event of the Southern California Scholastic Fencing League Tournament Dec. 4. Kimberly Kimura ’19 placed...

Italy through a cup of caffè

Italy through a cup of caffè

Katie Perrin October 5, 2016

I woke up to and went to bed hearing the sound of the espresso machine in my ear, the best daily “Buongiorno,” or - in English - good morning. That sound would mark each of my transformative 271...

Seniors to begin year with ring ceremony

August 30, 2016

The Class of 2017 will receive rings or pins and listen to speeches and celebrate their graduating year at the annual Ring Ceremony Sept. 11. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students...

School renovates Taper Gym with new facilities

Katie Perrin August 30, 2016

Football players change after practice in the newly refurbished locker room of Taper Gym. During reconstruction, athletes used trailers placed near the track as temporary changing rooms. The renovations...

Junior debaters win top national rankings

Katie Perrin May 27, 2015

Led by two nationally- ranked juniors, the debate team consistently earned top results this year as tournaments increased in difficulty throughout the season. Cameron Cohen ’16 and Nick Steele ’16...

Debate co-captains place in top 30

Katie Perrin April 29, 2015

Debate co-captains Cameron Cohen ’16 and Nick Steele ’16 finished in the top 30 of 88 competitors at the 2015 annual Tournament of Champions held at the University of Kentucky April 25-27. The national...

Debate team continues streak of success

Katie Perrin March 18, 2015

The debate team received an invitation to participate in the Old Parkland Debates, an invitational World Schools event, in Dallas March 28-29. In the high school division, five debaters will compete against...

Debate hosts two major tournaments

Katie Perrin January 14, 2015

Many of the top debaters in the country competed at a national Lincoln-Douglas tournament hosted by Harvard-Westlake at the end of winter break, and middle school debaters competed on the upper school...

Debate hosts first home tournament this year

Katie Perrin November 19, 2014

The debate program hosted the Lincoln-Douglas style Damus Hollywood Invitational the weekend of Nov. 8-9, the first competition on home terrain this year. Cameron Cohen ’16 propelled Harvard-Westlake...

Debate team wins bids at tournaments

Katie Perrin October 14, 2014

Debate team co-captain Cameron Cohen '16 won his first bid toward qualifying for the Tournament of Champions, the nation's premier debate competition. The Greenhill Fall Classic in Dallas Sept. 20-22 was...

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