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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

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...

From right to left: Wearing costumes they got from the giveaway, Hunter Griswold 22, Will Cramer 22, Ty Gatins 22, Santiago Kelly 22, Tosa Odiase 22, Oliver Wyman 22 and Assistant Features Editor Harry Tarses 23 pose for a photo.

Performing Arts Department organizes costume giveaway

Natasha Speiss and James Hess September 7, 2021

The Performing Arts Department hosted an impromptu costume giveaway in Rugby Auditorium in order to manage their limited storage space Friday. Prior to the event, many of the department's costumes were...

Before the start of school, students gather on the fire road for mandatory COVID-19 testing by grade level. Constant testing ensures the safety of the community in the event of a positive case, so students can prevent the spread of the virus.

School confirms first COVID-19 case of the year

Davis Marks and Alex Hahn September 7, 2021

The Community Health Office confirmed the first case of COVID-19 at the Upper School Monday following two weeks of in-person school. After hearing of a positive test result from a student, the Community...

Konnie Duan ’23 shows her sticker after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-through clinic.

Full vaccination required by administration for school year

Claire Conner September 5, 2021

The school required all students and employees returning to campus to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 online by Aug. 13, which President Rick Commons announced in an all-school email...

Local restaurants accommodate to COVID-19

Davis Marks August 27, 2021

As cases of the COVID-19 delta variant increase, restaurants near the school have adjusted protocol for customers. Il Tramezzino owner RickWalken said his restaurant persevered despite the challenges...

Tai becomes first woman of color to serve as top United States Trade Negotiator

Fallon Dern April 19, 2021

Katherine Tai was confirmed as the top United States Trade Negotiator with a 98-0 Senate vote March 17. This decision makes her the first Asian American woman and first woman of color to serve this position. Tai,...

In-person instruction to resume under new guidelines

Will Sherwood and Melody Tang April 17, 2021

For the first time in 404 days, students and teachers will be able to return to classrooms together for in-person instruction on Monday, April 19. In an email sent to the upper school parents and students...

Wider Than The Sky poetry festival kicks off April 10

Will Sheehy April 6, 2021

The Wider Than The Sky Poetry Festival, organized by students and faculty, begins virtually April 10. This will be the fifth Wider Than The Sky festival, with the others being held in 2014, 2016, 2017...

Prefect council hosts March Madness tournament

Natalie Cosgrove and Leo Saperstein March 27, 2021

Prefect council announced an upper school March Madness bracket tournament for the ongoing National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's basketball tournament. Students participating in the tournament...

In between online classes on campus, Chloe Fribourg ’23 and Lauren LaPorta 23 catch up as they spin together in the chairs outside the visual arts department March 9.

One year later, students return to campus following drop in COVID-19 case rates

Milla Ben-Ezra March 25, 2021

Nearly a year after the school's initial closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and faculty returned to campus March 9, while the school begins to implement the new cohort learning structure and...

Commons addresses anti-Asian hate crimes in all-school email

Fallon Dern March 22, 2021

President Rick Commons sent an all-school email regarding school openings, COVID-19 protocol and the rise in anti-Asian sentiment March 19. The email, titled “Plans for School after Spring Break,”...

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