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Some change is for the better

Some change is for the better

Bennett Gross September 1, 2015

One of the reasons I kept going back to Laurel South summer camp year after year until two years ago was because of how receptive the staff was to constructive criticism and hearing the campers’ thoughts...

Finding my own community

Angela Chon May 27, 2015

Everyone told me that junior year would suck — and I believed it. From having English and history essays due on the same day to simply not having enough time to sleep, I, like many others, focused on...

Taking pride in my college

Scott Nussbaum May 27, 2015

As part of Senior Transition Day, the documentary film "The Hunting Ground" was shown to inform graduating seniors about the issue of sexual assault on college campuses across America. As part of the film,...

Trying to maintain an inclusive student body

Su Jin Nam May 27, 2015

"Harvard-Westlake strives to be a diverse and inclusive community united by the joyful pursuit of educational excellence, living and learning with integrity, and purpose beyond ourselves." We’ve heard...

Let’s talk about feminism (the right way)

Eugenia Ko April 29, 2015

A part of me really wants to shrink behind Emma Watson and let her do the talking. Although the actress’ speech at the U.N. conference in January introducing the HeForShe campaign, a solidarity movement...

Fostering community

Kelly Riopelle April 29, 2015

While the lipstick "vandalism" incident last month may have disappeared from most people’s minds, I can’t help but remember the conversations it sparked during both my seventh period Chronicle class...

You code like a girl

Aaron Lyons April 29, 2015

Whenever I tell people that I plan to pursue a career in technology, I always meet the same response: "Wow. You don’t seem like that kind of person." Most people, when presented with the idea of a tech...

New lunch period creates more problems than it solves

Lola Clark March 18, 2015

I can’t help the loud crunching my salad makes as I sit in Chemistry eating. Everyone turns and stares, but that is the reality of having no time in a day to eat lunch. I rush up the stairs from Chronicle...

Create a more supportive school environment

March 18, 2015

The closure of the Seaver bathroom is definitely a hot-button topic on campus right now. It stirred conversations concerning the classification of graffiti and vandalism. Personally, we believe that the...

Losing time to read for fun

Lexi Bowers January 14, 2015

reading for funI would stay up for hours, sometimes well into the early hours of the next morning, engrossed in a book. Now that I am in high school, I find myself in a similar position: neck craned over...

Define your own success

Eugenia Ko January 14, 2015

One month into the seventh grade, I auditioned on a whim, with no prior experience, for the part of Rizzo in the fall musical, "Grease," only to come out laughing at myself (with no role) having learned...

Start accepting yourself

Kelly Riopelle January 14, 2015

Over the years I cannot tell you how many times body image has come up in my various discussions with friends, family and peers or conversations that I’ve overheard. Whether it’s a snide "Has she gained...

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