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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

Lying on her bed, the Mittle-Man advises a student on their love life through the phone.

The Mittle-man on Campus: A Review of Prom

Sarah Mittleman, Opinion Editor May 31, 2022

Hello, devoted readers! After a brief hiatus, I have decided to resume my role as romance guru and dedicated advice-giver for the last weeks of the year. For those of you curious as to what I was doing...

Our school is one of few high schools in America with a student-run newspaper that does not have press freedom guarantees.

Promoting students’ press freedom

Editorial Board May 29, 2022

The First Amendment affords crucial protections to student journalists. Students' right to express themselves freely and share relevant information and perspectives with their communities has been prioritized...

Editors-in-Chief Tessa Augsberger and Milla Ben-Ezra stand next to each other during the first Chronicle layout.

Letter from the Editors: Encouraging a new mindset

Tessa Augsberger and Milla Ben-Ezra May 27, 2022

As teenagers living in the world today, we are inundated with pressure to improve ourselves. With social media hounding us about the importance of self-care and our high schools consistently emphasizing...

An illustration depicts President Joe Biden standing in front of a podium.

Calling Biden to action

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff May 26, 2022

When National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in 2021, she laid out a vision of hope and unity for the United States' next...

Illustrated by Sydney Fener

Guest Editorial: School sustainability

Ryan Ellingson, Science Teacher March 30, 2022

Last September, members of the school community were asked to fill out a Visions Survey, reflecting on what we might continue, change and create as our leaders reimagine our school’s Visions. I was eager...

Cucumbers sit inside of a jar, which is one step of the fermentation process. Cucumbers are one of many items that the Pickling Club ferments,

A thanks to the school Pickling Club

James Hess, Assistant Opinion Editor March 29, 2022

If you ever make a habit of wandering through the highest parts of the upper school campus, first around the library and then up the stairs to Feldman-Horn, you may encounter a peculiar sight. Peer into...

The official Chronicle curriculum guide

Georgia Goldberg, Assistant A&E Editor March 26, 2022

Science AP Chemistry: So hard that you get free merch... Just kidding, they stopped doing that. It's just hard now. Honors Chemistry: You don’t actually like Chem, you just like Dr. Cardin. Chemistry:...

Illustration by Caroline Jacoby

My Russian identity in a time of crisis

Sandra Koretz, News Editor March 25, 2022

Russian melodies and whispers escaped through the open doors as the smell of my grandma's authentic Russian cooking seeped out of the house. Rich bowls of borscht and blinchiki welcomed me as I walked...

James Hess/Chronicle

Reframing Ukrainian News

Editorial Board March 24, 2022

Six thousand miles away, we watched the first few days of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine on our TV screens. We saw powerful images of and read worri- some articles about...

Earmarking and Greene, Claire-ified

Claire Conner, Assistant Opinion Editor March 24, 2022

President Joe Biden signed a $1.5 trillion spending bill March 15, enacting legislation that is historic on multiple fronts: It provides the largest increase in funding for high-poverty schools in a decade,...

Prioritizing course consistency

Daphne Davies, Assistant Opinion Editor March 1, 2022

When course selections become available each March, eager sophomores and juniors enroll in classes that offer them a chance to broaden their horizons and explore subjects they are passionate about. As...

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Standardized Dissatisfaction

James Hess, Assistant Opinion Editor February 19, 2022

In the course of its nearly century-long history as the foremost standardized test for American high schoolers, the SAT has undergone major changes: in 1936, administrators split the exam into two...

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