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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

Underneath a freeway, people experiencing homelessness build shelters.

Community reflects on homelessness in Studio City

Iona Lee March 24, 2022

As Will Sonneborn '24 ran by a homeless encampment, he said he noticed a man who held a sign that read “I’m thirsty, and I need water." Sonneborn said that there's a contradiction in witnessing...

A sign at a gas station in Studio City reflects the recent rise in fuel prices in Los Angeles, as well as throughout the nation.

Rising gas prices follow sanctions

Lily Lee March 20, 2022

California’s average price per gallon of gasoline ascended to $5.91 March 18, signaling record high prices for the country, according to NBC Los Angeles. The U.S. enacted sanctions on Russian oil and...

A sign advertising the school’s River Park plan to replace Weddington Golf & Tennis is posted on a tennis court fence next to the Weddington parking lot. The River Park plan came closer to completion when the City of Los Angeles released its draft environmental impact report (DEIR).

City of LA releases River Park draft environmental impact report

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff and Will Sherwood March 15, 2022

President Rick Commons announced that the City of Los Angeles released the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for the River Park project in an email to the school community March 10. Commons said...

After the garden’s opening, President Rick Commons and Head of Communications Ari Engelberg 89 receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Los Angeles City Council Member Nithya Raman.

Local organizations unveil Fairway Garden on Ventura

Natasha Speiss February 12, 2022

Studio City residents and council members celebrated the unveiling of Fairway Garden, a garden located on the small hillside on Fairway Avenue and Ventura Boulevard, Feb. 10. The school collaborated with...

Hannah Carbunaru 24 visits a fruit stand at the Studio City Farmers Market, masked up in front of a table of mandarins.

Studio City Farmers Market adapts to Omicron

Iona Lee January 25, 2022

As COVID-19 cases rise to almost 2.5 million cases in total due to the surge of the Omicron variant, the Studio City Farmers Market remains open while enforcing community health guidelines. The Farmers...

Palm trees line both sides of the street on Ventura Boulevard and Laurel .Canyon intersection, where establishments such as Laurel Tavern and Mazza Modern Kitchen adapt to the rise in COVID-19 cases.

Soaring COVID-19 cases impact Studio City businesses

Grant Park and Jackson Mayer January 20, 2022

The ongoing surge of the omicron COVID-19 variant has led to increased infection rates in Los Angeles County, with over 2 million cases tallied in total, as of Jan. 14. Although Studio City’s daily case...

Reflected in a broken mirror, a dark silhouette lurks at a crime scene.

Rising crime places strain on community

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff December 21, 2021

After a series of high-profile crimes in Los Angeles (LA) during recent months, some community members said they are taking precautions and remaining alert.  During a Nov. 1 crime briefing, Los Angeles...

The new location of Tocaya Organica, a health-oriented Mexican chain restaurant, opened to customers Dec. 7. Dishes include tacos, bowls, quesadillas and burritos.

Restaurants open locations at Sportsmen’s Lodge

Davis Marks December 16, 2021

Restaurants Tocaya Modern Mexican and SUGARFISH opened near campus at The Shops at Sportmen's Lodge complex Dec. 7 and Dec. 9, respectively. To celebrate its opening day, Tocaya Modern Mexican, which...

FDA authorizes booster for children five to 11

FDA authorizes booster for children five to 11

Nathalie Leung November 21, 2021

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized 10-microgram doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be administered three weeks apart to children ages five to 11. California received 1.2 million...

Crowds rush to the newly opened Erewhon Market on Ventura Boulevard to purchase food and to eat at their tables outside.

Erewhon Market opens new location in Studio City

Davis Marks and Jackson Mayer November 18, 2021

Supermarket chain Erewhon Market opened a new location in Studio City on Thursday. Erewhon is the first shop to open in the newly constructed The Shops at Sportsmen's Lodge complex, which is located at...

LA mayoral election gains recognition from students and citizens

LA mayoral election gains recognition from students and citizens

Davis Marks October 30, 2021

The 2022 Los Angeles mayoral election is gaining more attention as various candidates announce their campaigns to succeed current Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88. Garcetti, who was nominated in May by President...

FDA approves booster vaccine dose for high risk populations

FDA approves booster vaccine dose for high risk populations

Natalie Cosgrove October 27, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Booster Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for those age 65 and above and for 18 to 64 year olds who are at high risk for contracting COVID-19. Visual...

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