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Todd Jackson '99 smiles as he speaks to students in the Venture club about his work. Photo Credit: Paul Kurgan/Chronicle

Alumnus and former Google employee presents to Venture

Paul Kurgan February 26, 2021

HW Venture hosted First Round partner Todd Jackson '99 for a presentation about tech entrepreneurship and his advice on succeeding in the competitive industry Feb. 25. Jackson highlighted crucial decisions...

Photo Illustration by Ava Fattahi

Black History Month: Its Past, Present and Future

Sydney Fener February 23, 2021

February is Black History Month, a time to honor Black culture and accomplishments. This month is also devoted to acknowledging the deep injustices that Black Americans have historically endured and overcome....

Juniors organize on-campus book drive

Juniors organize on-campus book drive

Fallon Dern February 23, 2021

Sawyer Strasberg '22, Talia Tepper '22 and Lily Saada '22 hosted an on-campus book drive with Community Council on Feb. 20. They partnered with Wise Readers to Leaders, an organization that helps low-income...

Illustration credit: Sophia Evans/Chronicle

Comic-Chron No. 2

Sophia Evans February 17, 2021

Introducing the second edition of Comic-Chron! Comic-Chron is a new series by The Chronicle. Every issue, we publish a comic illustrating important news updates and interesting stories. This...

Illustration credit: Sophia Evans/Chronicle

Limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines in Los Angeles County negatively impacts seniors

Tanisha Gunby and Natalie Cosgrove February 17, 2021

Citizens 65 and older in the Los Angeles County district are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as of Jan. 14. However, only 850,000 vaccine doses were delivered, when more than four million...

Printed with permission of Natalie Chan '23

BLACC Co-Chair and ASiA members present during Community Flex Time

Fallon Dern February 12, 2021

Members of Asian Students in Action (ASiA) and Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) Co-Chair and Diversity Coordinator Yutopia Essex presented history and celebrations about Lunar New Year and Black...

Credit: Conor Thompson

Swiss-born multimedia artist discusses surrealist work with senior art class

Sydney Fener February 11, 2021

Swiss artist Nicolas Party visited the AP Studio Art senior class Feb. 9 to discuss his work and career with students. Party not only creates paintings, but also public murals, ceramics and installation...

Credit: Natasha Speiss/Chronicle

Venture hosts M13 partner

Natasha Speiss February 11, 2021

HW Venture hosted M13 partner and head of Launchpad Anna Barber (P ’25) as a guest speaker Feb. 10 in continuation of their speaker series. Barber presented on how she got into entrepreneurship, the...

Credit: Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff/Chronicle

PBS Host, CNN Senior Political Analyst speak to students about political disagreement

Leo Saperstein and Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff February 4, 2021

Conservative PBS host Margaret Hoover and her husband, CNN Senior Political Analyst and registered independent John Avlon, spoke to the school about managing political polarization and how it relates...

Credit: Juliet Suess

Yearbook unveils new format

Claire Connor and Leo Saperstein January 25, 2021

Volume 30 of Vox Populi, the school’s student-run yearbook, will consist of four separate books, each correlated to one school quarter. The first of the four 80-page sections were given to students...

The inauguration of Kamala Harris as Vice President allowed for reflection within the student community. Illustration credit: Alexa Druyanoff/Chronicle

Inauguration of Vice President Kamala Harris inspires students

Sandra Koretz January 25, 2021

First ever female Vice President Kamala Harris was inaugurated into national office alongside the 46th president Joe Biden on Jan. 20. Throughout her life, Harris has committed herself to a lifetime of...

The riots at the Capitol and the presidential inauguration stimulate students and teachers to reflect about the events and issues the country is currently facing.
Illustration credit: Sophia Evans/Chronicle

Presidential inauguration, Capitol insurrection prompt discussions within school community

Melody Tang January 23, 2021

The insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Jan. 20 sparked discussions within the school community, causing many students and teachers to reflect upon the...

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