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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

The cast members of “The Insitute’s Prisoner,” written
by Carina Villanova ’22, gather for Playwrights Festival rehearsal in the Drama Lab.

Theater the wright way

Jina Jeon May 29, 2022

The school will hold its annual Playwrights Festival in Rugby Theater on May 26 and 27. The event will feature 14 student-written plays across two nights, with seven plays per night. The Playwrights Festival...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

Depp v. Heard: Trying the truth

Vasilia Yordanova and Natalie Cosgrove May 26, 2022

Grace Adams ’24 said she was unfamiliar with the name Amber Heard until about a year ago. However, she said she was jarred by the claims of abuse the American actress put out about one of Adams’s favorite...

The Batman movie review

“The Batman” movie review

Charlie Seymour March 29, 2022

Vengeance. That is the driving force behind Matt Reeves’s The Batman: a gritty, neo-noir investigative take on the iconic Dark Knight. The film contained the typical components the Batman audience has...

Designers in Action

Designers in Action

Jina Jeon and Claire Conner March 23, 2022

Sitting in front of a wall covered in magazine scraps, sketches and patterns, Paisley Kandler ’22 traced over her fashion designs on Procreate, a digital illustration app. A sewing machine hummed in...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

Cinema Sunday addresses music and costume design

Vasilia Yordanova March 18, 2022

Film composer Nick Chuba ’10 and his sister Olivia Chuba ’12, a costume design expert, joined Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch in a discussion of the 2017 historical drama “Phantom Thread” during...

Spring Coffeehouse

Averie Perrin March 14, 2022

Prefect Council hosted a spring-themed Coffeehouse in Chalmers lounge after school Feb. 28. The event featured a variety of musical, comedic and theatrical performances, and Prefect Council provided coffee...

Bari LeBari 24 plays the violin in the Chamber Music Concert.

Upper School musicians perform in Chamber Music Concert

Vasilia Yordanova February 27, 2022

Camerata Strings and Symphony performed in the 2022 Chamber Music Concert on Feb. 25. The concert took place at the Feldman Horn Plaza, Art Gallery and St. Saviour’s Chapel. Camerata Strings cellist...

Visual Arts Teacher Conor Thompson visits New York City and enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Time for Culture

Vasilia Yordanova February 17, 2022

When Visual Arts Teacher Conor Thompson visits New York City, he said he enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a specific work of art in mind. Once, he focused on Dutch Baroque painter Johannes...

Students at the CAIS festival sing six songs, including John Donnes At the Round Earths Imagined Corners and Javier Bustos Esta Tierra.

Singing for Success

Averie Perrin and Ella Yadegar February 17, 2022

Several Chamber Singers members participated in the 2022 California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Honor Choir Ensembles at Viewpoint School on Feb. 5. The CAIS festival featured students...

Students enjoy engaging in crosswords and working with friends to solve them.

Crossword Craze

Vasilia Yordanova and Jina Jeon February 17, 2022

As Emily Silkina ’23 walked up to her usual lunch table, eager to tell a story from the weekend, she said she noticed her friends huddled over a phone, engrossed in the crossword puzzle they were solving...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

Joan Didion: California’s Literary Legacy

Daphne Davies January 19, 2022

“Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it,” Joan Didion wrote in her 2005 memoir "The Year of Magical Thinking". On the morning of Dec. 23, The New York Times broke the news...

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