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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

Instagram account shares student car collisions in school parking lot

Instagram account shares student car collisions in school parking lot

Julian Andreone October 16, 2021

A student-run Instagram account resumed posting pictures of unsuccessful parking jobs and car accidents in the Upper School lot in August after an 18-month-long hiatus that started when campus closed Mar....

HW Visions Progress report released Sept. 15 highlights five administration goals set in 2015 and how the school will implement change based on student opinions in the community to better student life, local communities and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Commons develops new Visions

Tessa Augsberger and Milla Ben-Ezra October 15, 2021

The school published its first Visions progress report and released its broad-based Visions survey for its next report in an all-school email Sept. 15. The report highlights five overarching categories...

Students and parents in the Harvard-Westlake Jewish Families Alliance (HWJFA) eat lunch outside at Holocaust Museum LA.

HWJFA visits Holocaust Museum LA

Davis Marks October 12, 2021

Members of the Harvard-Westlake Jewish Families Alliance (HWJFA) visited Holocaust Museum LA on a field trip organized by the group Sunday. HWJFA is a parent and student affinity group founded in 2020...

Members of the Korean American Parents Association pose in their Los Angeles Dodgers hats as they watch a game against the San Diego Padres from the stadium stands.

KAPA hosts outing at Dodger Stadium

Kriste An October 9, 2021

The Korean American Parents Association (KAPA) hosted an event for sophomore families to commemorate Korean Heritage Night, an annual celebration at Dodger Stadium dedicated to spreading Korean culture...

Tommy Park ’22 poses with best friend Ethan Rose ’22 after a Katy Perry themed ask, complete with a performance of her song Firework, red body paint and tear-away pants.

Students plan elaborate asks for Homecoming dates

Allegra Drago October 8, 2021

As the school’s Homecoming Formal approaches, students have been asking ways to ask their peers to be their dates. From mock college commitment, covering a par in post-its and personalized musical performances,...

Head Fanatics pose by the bleachers while they cheer on the football team against Mary Star of the Sea High School.

Homecoming 2021 features various attractions and varsity wins

Chloe Park October 6, 2021

The school community celebrated Homecoming on Ted Slavin Field on October 2. This year's homecoming involved the traditional festivities organized by the school, Parents Association and various student...

School to hold flu vaccine clinics in early October

School to hold flu vaccine clinics in early October

Natasha Speiss September 29, 2021

The Community Health Office announced in an email Friday that the school will hold flu vaccination clinics at both the Middle School and Upper School in early October. The clinics will be open to all students...

Before school starts, students gather on the fire road in order to be tested for COVID-19. This testing occurs weekly, with sophomores, juniors and seniors being tested on different days.

Attendance office emphasizes importance of weekly COVID-19 testing

Davis Marks September 28, 2021

The school issued a reminder to students about the weekly pooled COVID-19 testing policy Monday. Upper School Student Discipline and Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado wrote to all Upper School...

Idalis McZeal 23, Jane Hamilton 22 and Ava Weinrot 23 run the Best Buddies club booth, having secured a spot out of the blazing sun.

Clubs enlist new members at Activities Fair

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff September 24, 2021

Prefect Council hosted the Activities Fair on the Ted Slavin Field on Wednesday, allowing students to explore the variety of clubs and student interest groups offered this year and speak to the leaders...

Student Ambassadors socialize on the Middle School Lower Lawn while waiting to get food from  In-N-Out and Rice Balls of Fire trucks.

Student Ambassadors gather at Training Dinner

Davis Marks September 23, 2021

The Admission Office hosted the annual Student Ambassador Training Dinner at the Middle School campus Monday, Sept. 20. The Student Ambassador Training Dinner is an annual event dedicated to preparing...

A fan blows out the fumes inside the science classroom in the aftermath of the incident.

Chemistry class accident triggers fire alarm

Davis Marks and Will Sherwood September 22, 2021

A lab accident in a sophomore chemistry class produced an excess amount of smoke, causing an Upper School-wide fire evacuation Tuesday morning. At approximately 9 a.m., fire alarms rang throughout the...

On a dummy, an illustrated student practices CPR technique. With the new requirement, all students beginning with the class of 2024 will be trained in CPR.

School institutes new CPR community service requirement

Grant Park September 20, 2021

The school announced a new requirement for all upper school students to complete 10 hours of CPR/AED and first aid training before graduation in an email sent to students and parents Sept. 14. Dean...

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