The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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High Stakes: The Other Side of the Finish Line

Kate Schrage June 2, 2018

After closely following students "Audrey," "Nate," "Jenna" and "Christopher" through their respective college processes this year, it's time to reveal their true identities, college decisions and final...

The struggle is real but worth it

Kate Schrage June 1, 2018

Harvard-Westlake is hard. We all know that. Impressive academics, time consuming extracurriculars and competitive social lives are arguably the selling points of the school but also the reason why many...

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Crossing the Finish Line: Players get Early Decision results

Kate Schrage February 13, 2018

Early Decision results were released mid-December for our portfolio and athletic applicants, Audrey* and Nate*, leaving them with decisions in their hands. However, our service and audition applicants,...

High Stakes: The deadline wildcard

High Stakes: The deadline wildcard

Kate Schrage November 20, 2017

The infamous Nov. 1 deadline has come and gone for Early Decision and Early Action college applicants. For most students, juggling their applications with the workload of senior year was a struggle, and...

Under Lock and Key: Privacy during the college application process

Under Lock and Key: Privacy during the college application process

Kate Schrage October 11, 2017

Jocie Chen '18 was on the home page of her Common Application when she sensed her friends looking at her screen. She said she felt nervous and embarrassed as they bombarded her with questions and judgments:...

Department announces Cabaret cast list

Kate Schrage September 4, 2017

Cast: Emcee: Jake Schroeder Cliff: Michael Gaven Sally: Charlotte Weinman Schneider: Alex Goldstein Schultz: Alec Davila Ernst: Jakob Klein Kost: Tarin North Customs Officer / Klub Denizen: Will...

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High Stakes: The first roll of the dice

Kate Schrage August 30, 2017

With the year's first issue of The Chronicle comes the first installment of High Stakes: a year-long profile of four anonymous seniors through their respective college processes leading up to an identity...

The college process is not a competition

Kate Schrage April 27, 2017

It’s the college race. It starts for most in ninth grade. Sometimes there are faulty starts or changes in direction, hurdles or shortcomings. But nevertheless, it is a race. And much like any other...

Students named Scholastic Art & Writing Award recipients

Kate Schrage February 6, 2017

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards named 119 students as gold key, silver key and honorable mention recipients for the regional competition on Friday. Sixteen students were awarded for writing and...

Rehearsals begin for upcoming spring play

Kate Schrage November 29, 2016

A cast of twenty students and a live band of six instrumentalists are set to perform in the spring play "Almost Maine" taking place Feb. 2-4 in the Rugby Auditorium. The play, written by John Cariani,...

Students audition, begin rehearsing for spring play

Kate Schrage November 14, 2016

Performing arts teacher Christopher Moore released the cast list for the spring play “Almost Maine” in an email to students Saturday afternoon. The play features a cast of 20 students and a live band...

HW GO! showcases short films

Kate Schrage October 11, 2016

Students who attended HW GO!’s Digital Storytelling trip to Guatemala created five short films, which they then screened at the Upper School. The films were shown to an audience of friends and family...

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