The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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...

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...

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...

Illustration by Alexa Druryanoff

Unmasking the Environmental Disaster

Mia Feizbakhsh October 14, 2020

As Emma Donnelly ’21 longingly looked down at her feed on Depop, an app for buying and selling clothing, she wistfully recalled a time when being eco-friendly did not entail putting her health at risk. “I...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

Going The Extra Mile

Tanisha Gunby August 27, 2020

When John Szijjarto '21 opened an email from College Board on Aug. 29, he was disappointed to find out that his SAT exam had been canceled for the fifth time. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, test centers...

Bursting the Bubble

Bursting the Bubble

Katharine Steers August 26, 2020

In mid-July, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state'srequirement for reopening educational institutions: the school's county must be taken off the state's "Monitoring List" for 14 consecutive...

Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds

Sophia Musante and Mia Feizbakhsh August 26, 2020

As Jack Shane ’19 frantically ran into baseball practice, he felt the judgmental gazes of his teammates upon him. Late from dropping off his girlfriend, he rushed to apologize, only to be met with taunts...

Printed with permission of Jonah Anschell.

Building His Own Experience

Sydney Fener August 6, 2020

Beyond the backyard of the Anschell family’s house, there’s a steep dirt hill. Most kids would avoid this area, maybe explore it a bit, but largely keep out. Not Jonah Anschell '23. When he first...

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