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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Students reached out to voters in Georgia
encouraging them to vote in the upcoming Senate runoff elections Jan 5.
Illustration credit: Sophia Evans

Students advocate for voter participation in Georgia

Tessa Augsberger December 15, 2020

Members of the senior class are organizing fellow students to increase voter turnout in Georgia in time for the state's Senate runoff. Allegra Saltzman ’21 is leading Instagram outreach to high school...

MSNBC correspondent speaks to students in Directed Study: The Election

Quincey Dern and Claire Conner November 3, 2020

MSNBC correspondent and best-selling author Jacob Soboroff ’01 visited a class of Directed Study: The Election to speak with students about his profession and new book Separated: Inside an American...

Students participate in election projects, discussions in history classes

Amelia Scharff November 3, 2020

With the upcoming 2020 election looming, students are learning about the electoral process in their history classes. Whether it’s in the form of projects, lessons or in-class discussions, the majority...

Opinion: Is Polling Still Useful After 2016?

Josh Silbermann November 3, 2020

Leading up to the 2020 election, both Democrats and Republicans have doubted national polling; however, it has consistently been a great way to get a general idea of who will likely win an election. In...

Credit: Alexa Druyanoff/Chronicle

Election 2020: The Chronicle’s Guide to Voting

Hannah Han November 1, 2020

The Chronicle has compiled a list of voting resources below in light of the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election. My School Votes CA: (Contact Allie Landecker '21 or...

Senior representatives discuss their political opinions during the student presidential debate hosted by Prefect Council. Credit: Tessa Augsberger/Chronicle

Prefect Council hosts student political debate

Tessa Augsberger October 26, 2020

Senior representatives participated in a political debate during Community Flex Time on Tuesday. Prefect Council hosted the debate, and history teacher Lauren Nichols '03 and former history department...

Opinion: Settle for Biden?

Julian Andreone October 26, 2020

On August 18, Joe Biden was nominated to be the Democratic Candidate for the 2020 Presidential Election and a movement called 'Settle for Biden' emerged in the Progressive community. This movement is...

In order to allow students to participate in the upcoming election, the monthly Flex Day was moved to Nov. 3.
Credit: Alexa Druyanoff

Students have Election Day off to vote, volunteer at polls

Will Sheehy October 16, 2020

In an effort to allow students and teachers to vote and volunteer at polling stations more easily, the administration decided to give Election Day on Nov. 3 off to upper school students for the first...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

Feature: Politics On The Brain

Quincey Dern and Alec Rosenthal October 14, 2020

When Head Prefect Jonathan Cosgrove ’21, who had been pre-registered to vote for months, turned 18, he frantically reloaded his web browser to confirm his registration. Cosgrove had one thing on his...

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