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The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Mittle-man on Campus: Tips and Tricks for the Graduating Class

Sarah Mittleman June 16, 2021

The school year is finally coming to a close and with its end comes the joys of June gloom, locker clean-outs and numerous (often redundant) Instagram posts. As we head into summer, sophomores are feeling...

Maximizing Minimum Wage Momentum

Claire Conner June 15, 2021

Much has happened since July 24, 2009. Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs; America elected its first Black president to a second term; same-sex marriage became legal in all 50 states; 195 nations...

Appreciating interaction

Sydney Fener May 29, 2021

It’s just the truth. Being at school every day is tiring. Waking up early in the morning, driving in Los Angeles traffic, physically walking to different classrooms—it’s a lot to manage after a year...

Illustration Credit: Alexa Druyanoff

Supporting our students’ speech

Caroline Jacoby May 29, 2021

Frustrated about being rejected from the varsity cheerleading team, Brandi Levy, a high school senior at Mahanoy Area High School in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, vented to her Snapchat story. “F*ck school...

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The Mittle-man on Campus: A Review of the 2020-2021 School Year

Sarah Mittleman May 24, 2021

‘The Mittle-man on Campus’ is a satirical column centered around high school clichés and the teenage experience that will appear in The Chronicle once every two weeks. None of the articles in this...

Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener

The Mittle-man on Campus: High School How-Tos

Sarah Mittleman May 7, 2021

'The Mittle-man on Campus’ is a satirical column centered around high school clichés and the teenage experience that will appear in The Chronicle once every two weeks. None of the articles in this column...

Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener

The Mittle-man on Campus: An Open Letter to Mr. Commons

Sarah Mittleman April 23, 2021

'The Mittle-man on Campus' is a new satirical column centered around high school clichés and the teenage experience that will appear in The Chronicle once every two weeks. None of the articles in this...

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Packing in hyperpartisan politics

James Hess March 30, 2021

In his 2017 opening statement to Congress, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, a staunch Conservative appointed by former President Donald Trump, outlined the role of the Supreme Court. “If Judges were...

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Defining ‘good personhood’

Sophia Musante March 29, 2021

Years ago, a stranger on the street caught my eye. She looked frazzled, carefully balancing a pile of boxes, prominent purple bags looming under her eyes. As I approached, a string of curses and sighs...

Saving ourselves

Tessa Augsberger March 25, 2021

Every morning before I went to school, I announced the daily weather forecast and the number of days until it would rain to my siblings. Of course, I started this tradition in elementary school in the...

A teenage girl scrolls through her social media feed and finds herself comparing herself to an influencer in her reflection.

The costs of comparison culture

Ava Fattahi March 25, 2021

In a world where self-worth is derived from likes and comments on Instagram posts and replies to Snapchat stories, teenage girls are extremely likely to fall prey to impossibly high standards...

When students aren’t back in in-person classes, parents have to make a choice between working or quitting their jobs to stay home.

Calling on Californians

Jack Coleman, Guest Editorialist March 25, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom has failed Californians. It's time to say goodbye. On March 11 last year, we left school for what most believed would be a two-week experiment with online learning. As two weeks turned...

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