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 Evie De Rubertis

The Name Game

Melody Tang and Alec Rosenthal March 29, 2021

Late in her junior year, Kimberly Wang ’21 arrived at the Upper School to take her SAT Subject Test. She felt extremely nervous, but her stress for the exam was outweighed by an awkward situation. Instead...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

Shedding the Stigma

Quincey Dern and Amelia Scharff March 26, 2021

Fighting nausea and counting on Advil to alleviate her menstrual cramps, Camryn Williams ’22 trudged to Chalmers for first period. Clutching her stomach and taking deep breaths to conceal her pain,...

After participating in a political debate during a Community Flex Time earlier this school year, Liam Sullivan '23 found himself connecting with his teachers because of his conservatism rather than being targeted for it.

Silent or Silenced: Viewpoints of Conservatives on Campus

Alec Rosenthal March 24, 2021

During the 2020 Presidential Election cycle, Ryan Mashian '21 frequently found several of his classes discussing politics. However, Mashian knew that introducing his conservative opinions on issues such...

(From left to right) Atticus Tyagi, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Lavinia Tyagi ’23 embrace with a smile as they pose for a photo.

Diplomacy at the dinner table

Fallon Dern, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

It’s half past six on a Wednesday. A family of five places plates on a table, grabbing cups, silverware and helpings of shepherd’s pie. It smells like home, and it looks like any other family eating...

An illustration included in the Society section of the Westlake School for Girls 1919 newspaper, the Vox Puellarum, which depicts a soldier and a Westlake student.

Two Pandemics: From the Past to the Present

Katharine Steers March 23, 2021

Every morning at 7:45 a.m., Sofia Llevat ’22 wakes up to her phone alarm. She stands in front of her closet, contemplating what to wear to virtual school. While Llevat resists the urge to stay in her...

Quaranteen Love

Quaranteen Love

Ethan Lachman December 15, 2020

For Stone Kletecka ’21 and his girlfriend, their one-year anniversary came Oct. 26, but it barely resembled the celebration they envisioned at the start of their relationship. Accustomed to living within...

On Native Land

On Native Land

Tessa Augsberger December 11, 2020

3700 Coldwater Canyon Ave. in Studio City, California is the ancestral territory of the Chumash, Tongva, Fernandeño Tataviam and other Native American peoples, according to Native Land Digital. Now,...

Illustration by Siobhan Harms

Double Shift

Quincey Dern and Amelia Scharff December 10, 2020

When Zen Duruisseau ’22 wanted to earn her own money and gain a deeper sense of responsibility, she took matters into her own hands and sought out a job. She put on her suit and went to local establishments,...

Printed with permission of Annabel Zimmer

No Planet B

Milla Ben-Ezra December 9, 2020

Wildfires blazed across California, torching over 2.1 million acres of land in 2020 alone. The year's hurricane season consisted of 30 named hurricanes, greater than any year in history. Global sea levels...

The Stoned Age

The Stoned Age

Sandra Koretz October 21, 2020

Like any teenager before the COVID-19 pandemic, Adam* ’21 followed a nightly routine of completing homework, brushing his teeth, scrolling through Instagram and falling asleep. His regimen changed during...

Credit: Sophia Musante/Chronicle

In Her Honor

Sophia Musante and Quincey Dern October 14, 2020

As she walked her dog through her neighborhood with a live news broadcast playing softly from her mom’s phone, Frances Ross ’22 came to a halt. Watching as her mom frantically opened Safari and read...

Fitness Fantasy

Fitness Fantasy

Milla Ben-Ezra October 14, 2020

“Your abs will love you and hate you at the same time,” Chloe Ting, a popular fitness influencer, said in a now viral workout video. Ting, a content creator with more than 15 million subscribers on...

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