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 Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Illustration by Sydney Fener

Misrepresentation in Media

Jina Jeon October 13, 2021

Fernanda Herrera ’23 flipped through the channels on her television, wondering why she did not look like any of the characters on screen. Could she ever be like the princesses and superheroes in her...

Social Swap

Vasilia Yordanova October 13, 2021

As Jayden Huang ’23 sorted through racks of clothing at a thrift store looking for items that fit his unique style, he noticed pieces from notorious fast fashion brand Shein lining the racks; all of...

Illustration by Sophia Musante

“Squid Game” Review

Sophia Musante and Fallon Dern October 13, 2021

Within the first five days of its release, Korean survival drama "Squid Game" reached No. 1 on Netflix in 22 countries and territories. Six days later, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos predicted the show may...

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...

Farmers market madness

Farmers market madness

Amelia Scharff March 25, 2021

Every Sunday, Tom Baker ’22 looks forward to the sweet, fresh grapefruits he buys at his local farmers market in Studio City. While he strolls along the tent-lined pavement with his mom, he feels connected...

Character Beth Harmons rise to prominence in The Queens Gambit inspired an increase in chess set and book sales in the U.S.

Netflix and Chess

Paul Kurgan March 12, 2021

Netflix’s “The Queen's Gambit” debut in October has since sparked a surge of interest in chess, causing an 87% increase in purchased chess sets and raising chess book sales by 603% in the US. The...

Social Justice on the Shelf

Social Justice on the Shelf

Tanisha Gunby February 10, 2021

As Chandace Apacanis ’21 flipped through the pages of a riveting novel, it dawned on her what a major impact English literature has made on her high school education. By reading books of different genres,...

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