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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

The cafeteria staff stands smiling for a photo in front of the food.

All in a Day’s Work

Will Sherwood March 28, 2022

Campus is quiet when the sun begins to peak over the Studio City hills; the sprinklers are just turning off as Cafeteria Chef Oswald Monge begins his work for the next ten hours. Until 4 p.m., Monge and...

Understanding Ukraine

Understanding Ukraine

Daphne Davies March 28, 2022

On a Friday afternoon, an Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. Government and Politics class sat in its Seaver classroom, deeply immersed in a discussion about the events that had transpired the day before: Russian...

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...

Although many welcome the rise of cryptocurrency, its volatility and contribution to climate change have sparked discussion.

The Cost of Crypto

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff and Georgia Goldberg February 19, 2022

After unlocking her phone and scrolling through unread emails, Shoshie Bernstein ’22 logged onto her Coinbase app to check the status of her Bitcoin holdings. Bernstein, who used a mixture of birthday...

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...

Student defends themselves in the face of gun violence, standing in front of a crumbled American flag.

Lives on the Line

Natalie Cosgrove February 17, 2022

Palisades Charter High School (PCHS) senior Maya DeGanyar ’22 turned in her seat to see the whiteboard more clearly. She scribbled down notes and then opened "To Kill a Mockingbird" to the assigned page...

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