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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

Convocation unites both campuses

Henry Vogel September 1, 2015

  President Rick Commons invested this year’s senior prefects during the Opening Convocation Aug. 31, where head prefects Grace Pan ’16 and Hunter Brookman ’16 instructed the student body...

No conflicts arise from lunch period

Jonathan Seymour September 1, 2015

The new mandatory lunch period did not cause any conflicts with student schedules, the upper school deans’ office said. "We always have conflicts, but there were no extra conflicts created because of...

Visions to map out steps towards mission

Henry Vogel September 1, 2015

President Rick Commons introduced six visions meant to fulfill the mission statement in the next three to five years at the annual faculty meeting Aug. 25. "Mission is generational — we hope the new...

Chronicle adviser retires after 192 issues

Zoe Dutton May 27, 2015

Communications Department Head and Chronicle adviser Kathy Neumeyer will retire this summer after 24 years at the school. “What she has built during her time here is incredible,” President Rick Commons...

School considers Chinese exchange program

Scott Nussbaum May 27, 2015

Head of Upper School Jeanne Huybrechts will visit China in June in an effort to establish a potential partnership with the Chinese International School, which could include a student exchange program. “Everyone...

Administration bans anonymous polling app

Layla Moghavem April 29, 2015

Due to complaints of bullying, the administration blocked the location-based, anonymous polling app What’s Goodly from the school Wi-Fi network April 16. Students have still been able to access the app...

School moves to improve relations with neighborhood

Benjamin Most April 29, 2015

President Rick Commons is taking steps to increase communications and improve the school’s relationship with neighbors. Commons plans to meet with local residents and organizations over the next few...

All-gender bathroom stirs opposition

Liz Yount April 29, 2015

Replacement of the sign on the boys’ single-stalled restroom on the first floor of Mudd Library with an all-gender sign to accommodate transgender or gender non-conforming students is creating backlash...

Photo illustration by Jacob Goodman

After Assault

Marcella Park March 25, 2015

For months, she didn’t know anyone else who had gone through what she had. Samantha* was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance at a friend’s house after a party last April, she said. “No,” she...

School policy changes following Cuba trip

Zoe Dutton February 13, 2015

An investigation into student complaints about the digital storytelling trip to Cuba over semester break, though disputed by organizers, has led to changes in school policy for trips. The administration...

Administration suspends 4 on suspicion of substance abuse at home basketball game

Scott Nussbaum February 13, 2015

Reports that students were intoxicated at the boys’ basketball game against Loyola Jan. 23 prompted administrators to pull students out of the crowd and suspend four students, students said. The administration...

Upper School to implement 1:1 laptop program

Kelly Loeb January 14, 2015

Tiffany* ’16 walks into history class and sits down in her regular seat in the back left corner of her classroom in Seaver. She opens up her MacBook Pro and the first thing she does is check Facebook,...

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