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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

According to a Chronicle poll, almost 30% out of 249 survey respondents said they use tutors for academic classes.

Tutoring too far

Lily Lee March 25, 2022

Cynthia* spent weeks researching and writing her United States History paper, but she did not know then that some of her classmates were acquiring fully written research papers from an alumnus who became...

High School

“High” School

Harry Tarses and Allegra Drago March 24, 2022

Three girls cram behind the door of the far bathroom stall. Lillian* can feel her shoulders rubbing against her friends, breathing quickly as they shuffle their feet uncomfortably. Their eyes are fixed...

Photo Illustrations by Alexa Druyanoff of representations of culture groups on campus.

Appreciation or Appropriation

Allegra Drago and Georgia Goldberg March 24, 2022

As Savannah Shaub ’23, who identifies as white, examined this year’s new clubs list, she  said she noticed few spaces for students to discuss Chinese culture at the Upper School. Seeing this as an...

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson addresses reporters at the White House after President Bidens announcement that he will appoint her to the Supreme Court.

Doing The Court Justice

Lucas Cohen-d’Arbeloff and Emmy Zhang March 24, 2022

Following several losses in a primary battle with progressive Senator Bernie Sanders, and with the critical South Carolina primary looming, then-Presidential candidate Joe Biden pledged to nominate a Black...

Passing Down the Perks Article Title Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

Passing Down the Perks

Allegra Drago February 20, 2022

As Spencer Sherman ’21 sprinted past the Munger science building, he began unbuttoning his Hawaiian-printed shirt. His smile beamed and cheers of laughter could be heard on the Quad from the Copses Family...

Since 1970, the United States has recognized February as Black History Month.

More Than a Month

Fallon Dern and Lily Lee February 18, 2022

Since 1970, the United States has recognized February as Black History Month. The observance is now recognized in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. However, for Zenmarah Duruisseau ’22, the celebration...

ASiA members pose for photos during New Year celebration on the quad.

Year of the Tiger: ASiA on the Prowl

Emmy Zhang February 18, 2022

Lucy Kim '19, the founder of ASiA, describes the origins of the affinity group. Sitting on the floor of Seaver 112 in October 2016 , Lucy Kim ’19 looked around at the 15 students who had taken note...

Students engage in PDA as their peers witness the tax of romantic relationships firsthand.

A Public Affair

Harry Tarses February 17, 2022

It is quiet behind Munger. Juliette Leclerc ’23 sits under trees and a small patch of shade, eyes fixed aimlessly on the windows across from her. By her side is her boyfriend, Holden Rath ’23. They...

Icons representing some of the 16 personalities from the Myers-Briggs personality test interact with each other.

Personality on Paper

Claire Conner and Emmy Zhang January 22, 2022

Fernanda Hererra ’23 stared at the spinning wizard hat on her computer, waiting for the bright emerald crest to appear. She said that she felt confident she was a Slytherin and that she assumed the official...

According to the DEA, more than 25 % of counterfeit pills are laced with fentanyl.

The Fight Against Fentanyl

Harry Tarses and Will Sherwood January 21, 2022

On Sept. 25,  tucked away in Mandeville Canyon, a party raged: In the backyard of a large white house, kids packed tightly together, laughing and screaming joyously. Despite their jovial attitudes, most...

Staged student, Becca Berlin/Chronicle, continues her studies remotely while at home with COVID-19.

Sick Day

Allegra Drago, Assistant Features Editor January 20, 2022

Annabelle Mass ’24 glanced at the carpool lane on the first day back from winter break, searching for friends to walk to class with. As she watched the line pass outside her window, she noticed her friend...

Holocaust survivor Lilian Trilling, pictured above, turned 90 years old this year. Her story was documented in the schools Righteous Converstations Project.


Lily Lee January 19, 2022

Flipping through the pages of her 10th grade Advanced Placement (AP) European History textbook, Ava Weinrot ’23 said she searched for something more extensive than the half-page of reading assigned on...

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