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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Singer-songwriter Kiki Cooper 23 performs at the Hynes Convention Center pop rock jam session in Boston.

Summer Spotlight: Kiki Cooper ’23

Natasha Speiss August 27, 2021

Deep in thought, Kiki Cooper ’23 sits at her piano and distractedly taps out notes. The faint sounds of the keys echo throughout the room. When surrounded by music, Cooper said she feels at home and...

Summer Stars: Goldie Grube

Summer Stars: Goldie Grube

Tate Sheehy August 26, 2021

As Goldie Grube '23 looked over the top of her easel, she could see the July sun beaming through her bedroom window, illuminating her canvas. She pulled out her acrylic paints, itching to recreate the...

Illustrations by Alexa Druyanoff

White Lotus review

Daphne Davies and Ava Fattahi August 25, 2021

Described as “The Comedy of the Year” by The Independent, HBO Max's satirical comedy-drama,"The White Lotus," masterfully captures complex characters in a binge-worthy format. Throughout the airing...

Illustrations by Alexa Druyanoff & Sophia Evans

Netflix Revamped

Becca Berlin August 25, 2021

Upon the release of the first “Twilight” film in 2008, millions of moviegoers across the world packed theaters, eager to indulge in the film’s forests, vampires and soundtrack. Although teenagers...

Respect review

“Respect” review

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff August 25, 2021

“Respect," the new biographical film depicting the life of singer Aretha Franklin, is fantastic, balancing both originality and historical accuracy with a keen storytelling eye. Actress Jennifer Hudson...

Happier Than Ever review

Happier Than Ever review

Natalie Cosgrove August 25, 2021

From Billie Eilish’s first EP at 15, to her latest album at 19, Eilish’s fans have watched the singer evolve with every piece of work she releases. Her listeners have followed her transformation from...

Live performances to resume

Live performances to resume

Georgia Goldberg August 25, 2021

Performing arts return in-person this school year, though there will be modifications in rehearsal due to COVID-19. Classes and performances will remain as they previously were. Performing Arts Teacher...

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 Capsule.

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 schools 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,...

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