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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

Students partake in an outdoor trauma-informed yoga class, arranged by the Jenesse Center.

Community Council holds service event at Jenesse Center

Kriste An September 24, 2021

Community Council hosted its first event of the school year at the Jenesse Center, a domestic violence shelter, on Saturday. Established in 1980, the Jenesse Center is the oldest non-profit domestic...

Upper School Dean Sara Miranda describes the factors that make up each college or universitys ranking.

Deans host Family College Night

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff September 23, 2021

The Upper School Deans hosted a virtual College Night for seniors and their families Tuesday, featuring a presentation about the admissions process in general as well as workshops on individual topics. Upper...

President Rick Commons presents in front of parents in the Saperstein Theater, beside a slideshow image of upper school students on the Quad.

Administrators reflect at State of the School Address

Will Sherwood September 22, 2021

The school ushered in the 2021-2022 school year with a presentation for parents at the State of the School address in one of the first in-person events since the pandemic began. Head of Harvard-Westlake...

Director of Advancement Eli Goldsmith records an episode of The Supporting Cast in front of library shelves.

“The Supporting Cast” podcast launches third season

James Hess September 19, 2021

“The Supporting Cast,” the school-affiliated podcast hosted by Director of Advancement Eli Goldsmith, will begin its third season of production. Since he started in January 2020, Goldsmith has recorded...

Upper school students crowd around the booth outside Chalmers to complete their registration and receive Dunkin Donuts, with their Social Security numbers in hand.

Seniors organize voting registration booth

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff and Chloe Park September 17, 2021

Several upper school students affiliated with the organization Redefy California ran a booth for peers to register or pre-register to vote Tuesday. They offered donuts to each student who participated...

As she plays her cello, Helena Wu 23 reflects on Chaplain Anne Gardners sermon about 9/11. Wu was a student performer for the observance.

Virtual 9/11 observance inspires community reflection

Emmy Zhang and Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff September 16, 2021

Reverend Anne Gardner hosted a virtual observance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Friday. The event featured a speech by Gardner and a live musical performance. After welcoming attendees...

From left to right: Syracuse Associate Director of Admissions, Southern California Camille Crites, Digital Managing Editor Maxine Zuriff 22, Miles Carrillo 22 and Willa Fogelson 22 converse about the majors offered at Syracuse. College representative visits take place during breaks and lunch.

College representatives visit students

Natasha Speiss September 15, 2021

As part of the College Representative Visit Program, the Upper School Deans Office has organized visits for college representatives to meet with juniors and seniors throughout November. Representative...

Noah Nakayama 23 studies and completes his schoolwork from home.

Students and teachers reflect on remote learning experience

Alex Hahn September 14, 2021

The administration informed all Upper School students and parents that online or hybrid education would not be offered to those who do not physically attend school in an email sent August 23. With the...

Ella Watkins 22 and Olivia Sparks 22 gaze upward during their Junior Fellowship at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

Junior Fellowship: Ella Watkins and Olivia Sparks

Natasha Speiss and Ella Yadegar September 9, 2021

The Kutler Center Junior Fellowship Program selected Ella Watkins ’22 and Olivia Sparks ’22 for their project "Shades of Brown: A Visual & Written Portfolio Capturing the Black Experience in America...

Members of the senior class convene at a table to eat during lunch.

Commons announces slate of fall events

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff September 8, 2021

President Rick Commons provided updates on the status of several fall events and urged the school community to take precautions against COVID-19 in an email sent Sept. 3. Commons said Back to School...

AN EASYGOING EVENING: Jewish Family Alliance (JFA) members mingle as they enjoy the food provided at the summer JFA Shabbat dinner.

JFA hosts summer Shabbat dinner

Natalie Cosgrove September 6, 2021

Harvard-Westlake Jewish Family Alliance (HWJFA) hosted their first Shabbat potluck dinner Aug. 20. The gathering was a back-to-school celebration allowing student members to sing blessings and discuss...

Ava Tran 22 smiles in front of shrubbery.

Junior Fellowship: Ava Tran

Fallon Dern September 4, 2021

Ava Tran ’22, one of eight upper school students chosen by The Kutler Center Junior Fellowship Program, is using her awarded $4,000 to research environmentalism in Vietnam. The program sponsors independent...

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