The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

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

Don’t blame Yik Yak

Jessica Spitz May 28, 2014

After wreaking havoc at many schools across the country, the popular app Yik Yak recently made its way here. For those who have not scrolled through the app themselves, Yik Yak is an app that allows users...

Judgment isn’t conducive to success in the real world

Jacob Goodman May 28, 2014

I personally think Jef Mallett is the unsung genius of this generation. He’s the illustrator and writer of the comic strip "Frazz," and before I continue, yes, I do read the comic section of the Los...

Misfortune cookies

Scott Nussbaum May 28, 2014

Ever since I started high school, my biggest fear has not been the SAT or not getting enough sleep; it’s fortune cookies. My irrational and extremely foolish fear of the cookies is based on my experience...

It’s not nuts to be cautious: Being allergic in a nutshell

Lauren Sonnenberg April 30, 2014

Anyone who has shared a meal with me knows I carry an Epi-Pen at all times and many can even recite my speech: “I’m allergic to all nuts, seeds and coconuts.” They all know I triple check to make...

The benefits of Facebook

Scott Nussbaum April 30, 2014

Living without it has never really been a problem for me. I understand that a majority of others have it and that’s something I have accepted. Life without a Facebook account has its downfalls, but I...

No more prom clichés

Jack Goldfisher April 30, 2014

Prom is weird, or maybe it’s just me. I just can’t help chuckling to myself every time I see another proud Prince Charming boldly bestowing his $5 roses and $10 chocolates on another swooning teeny...

Ignorance is not bliss

March 19, 2014

We sometimes fall prey to the normal tendencies of a teenager—to focus on the problems we’re faced with every day, from the most significant to the petty and least important. But it’s too easy to...

The new SAT seems to bring more harm than good

Claire Goldsmith March 19, 2014

Anyone who’s been through the college process will remember the buzz, a mix of mystery and terror, surrounding the SAT. Now, with the announcement of changes coming to the infamous test in 2016, the...

There’s no shame in sitting

Jack Goldfisher March 19, 2014

Last year, the student body struggled mightily with being mature and respectful during assemblies. The problem didn’t stop there. During dance performances, plays and class meetings the glare of phone...

Hooked on the Olympics

Claire Goldsmith February 12, 2014

In the Goldsmith household, we often say that our family sport is sulking. This is partially due to our conflicting personalities – without naming names, I’m just going to say that some of us are a...

Different sorts of love

Alex McNab February 12, 2014

The first time I told my girlfriend I loved her, she didn’t believe me. "How can you love me," she asked, "when on Monday you said you didn’t even want to be in a relationship with me?" She had a point....

Hermione Granger: more than just a love interest

Jessica Spitz February 12, 2014

Last week, J.K. Rowling revealed a confession that rocked the Harry Potter universe.  To avoid spoilers, I won’t be too specific, but here’s the gist of it: Rowling admitted that she wishes Hermione...

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