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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Performing Arts Performance Links

June 26, 2021

DANCE:  Remote/Reflect:  https://vimeo.com/553842909/fbf05c69b2 Preview: https://vimeo.com/542414450/f6c795582e Windows: https://vimeo.com/503226528/ea2b8d878e MUSIC: Winter Choir Concert 2020: https://vimeo.com/563452788/41f092f073 Spring...

With the help of her friends and artistic colleagues, Sasha Vogel '21 energetically runs through the script of her short film

Senior Star: Sasha Vogel

Natasha Speiss June 5, 2021

When Sasha Vogel ’21 sat down to write the script for "Capsule," her short film about a girl reliving her memories through a photograph, her mind was bursting with possibilities. As she wrote the script,...

Senior Star: Olivia Gubel

Senior Star: Olivia Gubel

Keira Jameson June 4, 2021

Olivia Gubel ’21 dipped her brush into the oil paints and sat down at her easel to paint a picture of her backyard on a summer day. As the vibrant paint glided across the canvas, she felt inspired by...

The spotlights focus in on Brandon Liang '21 as he performs onstage with the school's Jazz Band.

Senior Star: Brandon Liang

Vasilia Yordanova June 3, 2021

When saxophonist Brandon Liang ’21 stepped on stage to perform at the 2018 Worldstrides Heritage Festival in Seattle with his fellow Jazz Band musicians, adrenaline rushed through his veins. As the...

Going Analog

Going Analog

Melody Tang June 1, 2021

During the 2019 Geology trip to Death Valley, Lena Bagley ’22 captured her classmates balancing on a colossal boulder with her Minolta X-700 camera on a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 color negative film. Soon,...

Illustration by Sophia Evans

Character Tropes, Red Velvet Ropes

Milla Ben-Ezra May 31, 2021

Wrapped in a fuzzy blanket with a bowl of buttered popcorn on his lap, a 10-year-old Tom Baker ’22 snuggled alongside his parents as they shuffled through films on their family movie night. From animated...

Illustration by Sydney Fener

Framed Injustice

Caitlin Muñoz May 30, 2021

Raisa Effress ’23 picked up a large cardboard box filled with various props before leading her model through the doors of the Leica Gallery Los Angeles and out into the bright morning light. Setting...

Assistant Features Editor Milla Ben-Ezra '22, Taylor Dees '21, Ford McDill '21, Maddie Boudov '21, Emery Genga '21 and Alon Moradi '21 strike poses outside out Munger Science Center following their successful production.

Advanced Performance Studies showcases students’ acting talent with in-person performance

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff May 27, 2021

Student actors in the Advanced Performance Studies course performed Act 1 of  “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” outside Munger Science Center on May 26. Written by Christopher Durang, the Tony...

“Beam Me Up Scotty” by Nicki Minaj Album Review

Fallon Dern May 22, 2021

Nicki Minaj surprised her fans (known as the Barbs) with the re-release of her 2009 mixtape “Beam Me Up Scotty” May 14. The 23-song project has a one hour, 17 minute runtime and combines old hits...

Everett Tolbert-Schwartz '22, CC Mesa '22 and Ash Wright '22 deliver an unscripted performance inspired by audience suggestions.

Improv groups host interactive virtual performance

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff May 15, 2021

The school’s improvisation groups hosted one-hour performances over Zoom May 14. The Jackanapes, made up of sophomores and juniors, went live at 5 p.m., and the Scenemonkeys, composed of mostly seniors,...

Acting student Josephine Baiden '23 delivers a monologue as labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta as a part of the acting showcase.

Students portray activists through virtual acting showcase

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff May 11, 2021

The Performing Arts Department premiered “Speak Truth to Power: Voices From Beyond the Dark,” a set of excerpts by playwright Ariel Dorfman featuring students in The Actor and the Stage courses May...

English department holds virtual showing of documentary “When the Levees Broke”

James Hess and Annabelle Nickoll May 11, 2021

The Upper School English department screened Spike Lee’s film documentary "When the Levees Broke" on Zoom May 8. The event served as contextual material for Jesmyn Ward’s novel "Salvage the Bones,"...

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