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Associate Head of School passes away

Associate Head of School passes away

Sofia Heller March 26, 2019

Associate Head of School Liz Resnick died March 26 after battling cancer for two years, President Rick Commons said in an email to the school community. "For me, working side by side with Liz in the...

Admission receives over 1,200 apps

Sofia Heller January 30, 2019

Over 1,200 students submitted applications to Harvard-Westlake for grades seven through 12, Associate Director of Admission and Enrollment Management Nancy Jeon ’89 said. This is the second highest...

Employees, neighbors react to Weddington purchase

Sofia Heller August 29, 2018

Nicole Robbins has been a tennis coach at Weddington Golf and Tennis for 19 years, so when she found out that Harvard-Westlake had purchased the property and would be reserving the tennis courts she typically...

Seniors elect faculty speaker for Senior Ceremony for first time

Sofia Heller August 29, 2018

Science teacher Nate Cardin will speak at Senior Ceremony Sept. 16 as part of a new tradition in which the graduating class selects their closing speaker. President Rick Commons traditionally gave  the...

Photo illustration by Sofia Heller and Anusha Mathur

Peace in Pieces: Sharing perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Sofia Heller June 2, 2018

Looking out over miles of green atop a mountain in the Golan Heights while on a family trip to Israel, Lisa* ’19 was surprised to see a harsh line in the distance that abruptly separated rich greenery...

Illustration by Sam Ko

Danger Zone: Is clubbing safe?

Sofia Heller April 26, 2018

“Please stay here so I can go get my cousin, and we can leave,” Ally* ’18 told her friend, yelling so that she could be heard over the music that was loudly pulsing in their ears. Ally was out clubbing...

English III Honors students look for whales onboard the historic ship, the America. Credit: Sofia Heller/Chronicle

All aboard: English classes go whale watching

Sofia Heller April 12, 2018

English III Honors classes traveled to San Diego for a whale-watching excursion in order to relate to their current novel "Moby Dick" on April 11. Students from classes taught by Malina Mamigonian and...

Geoffrey Kemp speaks to a Middle East Studies section.
Credit: Sofia Heller/Chronicle

Reagan-era expert offers Middle East insights

Sofia Heller April 10, 2018

Middle East specialist in the Reagan administration and Harvard-Westlake grandparent Geoffrey Kemp (Alexander and Gideon Hyman ’20) lectured Middle East Studies sections today about the reasons for America’s...

Stratford School hires Huybrechts as head

Sofia Heller March 22, 2018

Former Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts will be the first Head of School at Stratford School’s high school, which will open fall of 2019. Huybrechts retired from her position at Harvard-Westlake at...

Photo Illustration by Nicole Kim

Sculpted by Students: Students discuss the way they shape their own grades

Sofia Heller March 21, 2018

Glenn* ’19 felt a wave of relief as he made his way through the quad. He had just passed his teacher, who confirmed that his quarter grade had been successfully changed. Despite original assurance from...

‘Masters of Sex’ producer and show runner discuss their experiences

Sofia Heller March 12, 2018

"Masters of Sex" producer Sarah Timberman (Zoe Redlich '20) and showrunner Michelle Ashford shared their experience adapting the true story of sex therapists into a television show in this year's fifth...

Photo Illustration by Sofia Heller

Art Over Artist?: The moral implications of separating art from artist

Sofia Heller February 27, 2018

Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Woody Allen, Ed Westwick, Dustin Hoffman, Matt Lauer. Before those names filled our news feeds, their movies and TV shows monopolized our screens. Today, in...

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