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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Administration holds virtual town hall for senior class

Tammer Bagdasarian April 17, 2020

Members of the administration spoke to the senior class and answered questions about the school’s current plans for end-of-year traditions in a virtual town hall today. During the event, held over Zoom...

Letter from the editors: Our coronavirus coverage

Letter from the editors: Our coronavirus coverage

Tammer Bagdasarian March 23, 2020

Dear reader, As the Harvard-Westlake community shelters in place, eagerly awaiting the next update from President Rick Commons and standing by as local governments take increasingly drastic measures to...

School releases revised 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide

Tammer Bagdasarian February 11, 2020

The school released its 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide, which includes an array of new courses and modifications that will go into effect next year alongside the school’s redesigned block schedule. The...

Letter to the Editors – Head of Upper School Laura Ross

Laura Ross, Head of Upper School February 11, 2020

I read with interest the Opinion piece in the Jan. 29 edition of the Chronicle entitled “A-P(ushed) The Wrong Way” and would like to clear up a few misconceptions and offer a different perspective. The...

Reverend Gardner to serve as all-school Chaplain next year

Tammer Bagdasarian November 16, 2019

After a two-year vacancy in the position, the school appointed Reverend Anne Gardner as the school Chaplain. The appointment of Gardner, who will serve as Chaplain on both campuses, fills the opening...

Credit: Lauren Nehorai and Joanna Im/Chronicle

Mapping Representation

Tammer Bagdasarian October 2, 2019

Last year, Mimi Offor ’21 read hundreds of textbook pages, spent hours upon hours studying for exams and burned through more than a few packs of pencils during her history course, The World and Europe...

QUAD TALK: Head of Upper School Laura Ross talks with Michael Lehrhoff ’20 and Justin Park ’20 on the quad. Ross will assume her new position in just under a year.  In the meantime, Debbie Reed will serve as the Interim Associate Head of School.

Ross to take new position

Tammer Bagdasarian August 30, 2019

Current Head of Upper School Laura Ross will assume the position of Associate Head of School in July 2020, replacing Interim Associate Head of School Debbie Reed. The decision to appoint Ross is the result...

Former Westlake Headmaster passes away

Tammer Bagdasarian June 27, 2019

Former Headmaster of Westlake School for Girls Nathan O. Reynolds ’51 died peacefully June 24, President Rick Commons said in an email to alumni, faculty and staff. “During his quarter century of...

Mini-Wheats at midnight

Tammer Bagdasarian May 22, 2019

When my dad turned on the kitchen light last week at midnight, he must have thought I was going insane. There I was, sitting quietly on the floor with a carton of milk, a bowl of cereal filled to the...

Wilairat to serve as new World Languages Head

Tammer Bagdasarian May 2, 2019

Latin teacher Derek Wilairat will replace French teacher Jerome Hermeline as the World Languages Department Head starting next school year. Over his 13-year career at the school, Wilairat has taught...

A Big Request: Teacher Recommendation Letters

A Big Request: Teacher Recommendation Letters

Tammer Bagdasarian May 2, 2019

When Luke Rowen ’19 first picked up a deck of “Magic: The Gathering” cards as a junior in math teacher Andy Stout’s Design and Data Structures class, he was not thinking about college recommendations....

Illustration by Samantha Ko

Spotify-ing Talent

Tammer Bagdasarian May 1, 2019

As his Spotify follower count ticked up by the minute, Graham Berger-Sacks ’20 grew increasingly curious about what was happening. Checking his phone anxiously between classes, possibilities began to...

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