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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

Its Just Rocket Science

It’s Just Rocket Science

Max Turetzky, Assistant Opinion Editor May 29, 2024

Making explosives is not an everyday occurrence in the Munger Science Center. But, Rocketry Club co-founder Seth O’Brien ’25 and Mathematics Teacher and club advisor Andrew Theiss find themselves doing...

Impending dorm

Impending dorm

Eden Conner, Assistant Opinion Editor May 29, 2024

Levi Schwartz ‘26 sits in his messy room at 11:30 p.m on a Wednesday. There are clothes everywhere but the hamper, a stacked plates of food on his desk and too much homework in his backpack to worry...

A protester stands near Dickson Plaza at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where students and external supporters set up a pro-Palestinian encampment. The University of California Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department forcibly disbanded the encampment after there was a violent confrontation.

University Protests: Voices of Liberation

Alex Dinh and Connor Tang May 29, 2024

A couple days after the Palestinian militant gorup Hamas led terrorist attacks against Israel on Oct. 7, Jewish Harvard student Violet Barron ’22 read a letter signed by over 30 Harvard student organizations,...

Muslim students perform daily prayers using a prayer mat.

From Dawn to Dusk

Saisha Kumar March 20, 2024

It’s 5 a.m., and Ahmad Adaya ’25 wakes up to the sharp sound of his alarm. Outside, it is pitch black, but Adaya promptly prepares his breakfast of bread and dates, the only foods he will consume until...

What the heck is a Zyn?

What the heck is a Zyn?

Alden Detmer, Assistant Features Editor March 20, 2024

Looking around his 8:00 a.m. class, Kenny* was confident that no one was watching him in the back row. As his teacher discussed the past night’s reading, Kenny reached down and slowly unzipped the top...

A playing card with an illustration of a college counselor on it.

Students and counselors discuss independent college counseling

Zoe Goor March 20, 2024

Afternoon light floods the room as Ben Boateng '25 logs on to a Zoom meeting. An iced coffee sits on a coaster next to the computer. The characteristic Zoom chime sounds as he joins the meeting room, and...

Students discuss sl*t-shaming

Students discuss sl*t-shaming

Georgia Grad, Assistant Features Editor March 20, 2024

It was the beginning of the school year. Nora* had been hanging out with a male student, Reggie*, for a while and started to catch feelings. Another guy that she previously had relations with decided...

Illustration by Sabrina Simek

A look into food delivery apps

Alex Dinh, Assistant Features Editor March 20, 2024

It is 10:45 a.m. Chloe Ferreira ’25 has just left her Precalculus class, and she, along with a crowd of other students, walks down the stairs in Chalmers Hall. At the bottom of the stairs, she passes...

Dynasties

Dynasties

Hannah Shahidi, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2024

It is 1997. Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo walks into Rugby Auditorium as she searches for a seat at “West Side Story.” Spotting the Platt family, she goes to sit next to them. Cuseo and the Platts...

Illustrated by Maiya Holly

Breaking the Silence

MeJo Liao, Assistant Features Editor February 1, 2024

When she had found out her Honors English III: Imagining America class would be reading "Beloved" by Toni Morrison, Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture Club (BLACC) leader Tiffany Armour ’25 was...

Why students are visiting psychics

Why students are visiting psychics

Alden Detmer and Saisha Kumar February 1, 2024

Sitting in a cramped and slightly foggy booth on a plush leather chair, Librarian Kacie Cox let out a heavy sigh as she looked around. Crystals of all shapes and sizes rest on every surface. Fluorescent...

Illustration by Sabrina Simek

Students discuss parental relationships

Alex Dinh, Assistant Features Editor February 1, 2024

Christian Horry ’24 looked around the room and saw his dad and his old co-workers. For Horry, his dad’s old co-workers aren’t just friends from the office — they are former players for the Los...

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