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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Prefect Council moved College Sweatshirt day from May 1 to May 20 to due to FAFSA delays.

Prefect Council postpones College Sweatshirt Day due to FAFSA delays

Erin Ryu, Staff Writer May 14, 2024

The Senior Prefects postponed College Sweatshirt Day, a tradition where seniors wear merchandise from the college or university they will attend, from May 1 to May 20 due to delays in the Free Application...

UCLA commit Trent Perry 24 averaged 18.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game as a senior.

Senior announces commitment to play Division 1 basketball at UCLA following decommitment from USC

Justin Tang, Assistant Sports Editor May 8, 2024

Boys’ basketball senior guard Trent Perry ’24 announced via Instagram his official commitment to play Division 1 basketball at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on May 8. Perry was previously...

Rex Grube 25 gives a speech to his peers for Head Prefect elections.

Senior Prefects elected for 2024-2025 school year

Colin Ho May 8, 2024

Marlo Beckman ’25, Gideon Evans ’25, Rex Grube ’25 and Victor Suh ’25 were elected to be Senior Prefects for the 2024-2025 school year. After 19 candidates gave speeches in Rugby Auditorium on...

Prefect Council announced the new policy regarding absences on the weekends of Coachella Music Festival. Students can either miss the Friday or Monday of the weekend as an excused absence.

School announces new Coachella policy

Erin Ryu, Staff Writer April 13, 2024

The school is enforcing a new attendance policy proposed by Prefect Council during the weekends of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 12 to 14 and April 19 to 21. The new policy will allow...

Aghnatios and Borris give speeches at Head Prefect elections to sophomores and juniors. They both currently serve on Prefect Council as Junior Prefects.

Aghnatios and Borris elected as Head Prefects for 2024-2025 year

Erin Ryu and Celine Wang March 29, 2024

Junior Prefects Ellie Borris '25 and Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor Sasha Aghnatios '25 were elected as Head Prefects for the 2024-2025 school year by sophomores and juniors after winning a runoff...

Prefects decide to revise Honor Code

Prefects decide to revise Honor Code

Hannah Shahidi, Assistant News Editor March 20, 2024

Prefect Council will update the language of the current Honor Code to modernize it and lessen ambiguity following preliminary discussions with members of the administration, according to Upper School Dean...

A line of commuters on Ventura Boulevard waits to turn left on Coldwater Canyon Avenue. A greater trend of tardy students has been reported by Student Discipline and Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado since the beginning of the new year.

School issues record number of tardies due to Ventura traffic

Connor Tang, Assistant News Editor March 20, 2024

Student tardiness in recent months has tripled since the fall, according to data obtained from Student Discipline and Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado. Los Angeles (LA) experienced historic rainfall...

The boys basketball team poses at center court with the Open Division state title after defeating Salesian College Preparatory 50-45 at the Golden1 Center in Sacramento on Mar. 9.

Boys’ basketball wins back-to-back Open Division State championships

Justin Tang, Assistant Sports Editor March 10, 2024

After winning back-to-back state titles, you would expect the boys' basketball players to be ecstatic with joy. For the most part they were, storming the court and forming a mosh pit, but for senior guard...

The girls basketball team poses center court with their medals and trophy after defeating Colfax High School 60-45 in the CIF Division 2 State Championship. The win is their first state championship since 2010, and marks Girls Program Head Melissa Hearlihys second state championship and 839th career win.

Girls’ basketball wins Division 2 State championship

Connor Tang, Assistant News Editor March 9, 2024

After 14 years in the making, Girls Basketball Program Head Melissa Hearlihy was able to lead her girls back to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Championship for the first time since...

President Rick Commons and Head of School Laura Ross sent out an email to parents at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday informing them of a students arrest.

Student arrested at upper school campus

Hannah Shahidi, Assistant News Editor February 29, 2024

A student was arrested at the Upper School by a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detective Wednesday morning, according to an email sent to parents by President Rick Commons and Head of School Laura...

The boys basketball team poses with the Open Division CIF-SS title after defeating Roosevelt 54-47 in the championship game Feb. 23.

Boys’ basketball outlasts Roosevelt to win first CIF-SS Open Division title in school history

Justin Tang, Assistant Sports Editor February 25, 2024

The boys’ basketball team defeated Roosevelt High School 54-47 in the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIF-SS) Open Division Championship game at California Baptist University...

Cayley Tolbert-Schwartz 24, who plays Mrs. Lovett, sings alongside patrons of her meat pie shop.

Theater department opens “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

Davis Marks and Everett Lakey February 8, 2024

Walking to rehearsal while attending a summer theatre program, Elise Fried ’24 and Anna Ames ’24 eagerly discussed their favorite Broadway shows. With their senior year approaching, Fried and Ames...

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