The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Dear Mr. President,

May 28, 2014

As we acknowledged in August, many of our suggestions did not fall under your direct jurisdiction, especially since you decided to step back from the action your first year (which we agree was the best...

Reevaluate Civitalks

April 30, 2014

Contrary to what the five tests you have this week might lead you to believe, the year is winding down, and fast. It’s the season of assessment (and promposals and Assassin 3.0) — AP exams, finals...

Don’t sacrifice diversity for convenience

March 19, 2014

Despite this, the Black Leadership and Culture Club maintained the tradition by bringing in Wes Moore, one of the most popular speakers in recent years. It wasn’t his race that made him a great speaker,...

A step towards increased transparency

February 12, 2014

Previous efforts to address the transparency issue included school-wide emails, which it’s doubtful the entire student body read, and optional meetings in Father J. Young’s office, which very few students,...

Take service seriously

December 18, 2013

When we students use our talents to do good for others and the greater community around us in areas that we are passionate about, we become passionate about and connected to the hands-on service that we’re...

Be more supportive

December 18, 2013

For weeks, only one topic has occupied the minds, and unfortunately the mouths, of the senior class. With acceptances, deferrals and rejections streaming in from colleges, chatter about where our peers...

Respect those who take the time to instruct you

Chronicle Staff November 18, 2013

But every assembly speaker deserves the respect we afforded Thursday’s speaker, if not more. Incredibly, there was still some talking during the story of how one man saved 1,268 people from genocide. But...

Un-Pak your ideas

Jensen Pak October 15, 2013

You’d think that with a name like Pak, it would be easy to think of a pun, and yet I still haven’t figured out what my Facebook name should be. Every year, seniors embrace the tradition of changing...

A few of my secrets

Lauren Sonnenberg October 15, 2013

We all have secrets.  Some secrets are the result of things we keep private from others for fear that we might be judged harshly.  Some secrets just happen, not because of anything we do or say, but...

Your shutdown rundown: what you need to know

Claire Goldsmith October 15, 2013

You’ve probably heard a lot about the debt ceiling and the shutdown in recent weeks, but it’s admittedly pretty hard to understand the complex fiscal policies and decisions of the United States. So,...

Take a moment to think

Chronicle Staff September 25, 2013

School is a place for thinking. You wrack your brain for the right formula during an AP Physics test, you pick the most insightful point you can contribute to a discussion in English, you figure out the...

Appreciate the opportunity

Chronicle Staff September 25, 2013

Let’s give a hand to Homecoming Formal and to the prefects and administration members who made it happen. This Saturday, Sept. 28, 10th, 11th and 12th graders will get to come together and celebrate...

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