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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Enforce change

Chronicle Staff May 28, 2014

We’ve just finished the 2013-2014 workload process, something we do every six years at the midpoint of the school’s accreditation cycle. The process begins with an exhaustive survey that looks at pretty...

Cut back and don’t take away our fleeting time

Jacob Goodman April 30, 2014

I’m stressed and blah blah blah blah blah. If you’re a senior or junior you already know what I’m talking about: sophomores, just wait a few months and you’ll know too. I don’t think further...

Stop and listen to advice

Jack Goldfisher April 30, 2014

A few years ago, I watched an episode of “Suits” with a friend of mine who was an avid fan. I wasn’t particularly fond of it, but perhaps that was because it had been hyped up so much. Harvey’s...

Time is running out

Jack Goldfisher April 30, 2014

Why does Dunkin Donuts Express exist? Who thought regular Dunkin Donuts was too leisurely? I tweeted this while I was waiting in the airport last week, coming back from the East Coast on one of those interminable...

Take a moment to step back

Jessica Spitz March 19, 2014

Spring break means vacation and relief for most students, but for many juniors it only means one thing: college tours. Although I am incredibly excited to start looking at schools and figuring out what...

Sitting in morning traffic: a shared experience

Chronicle Staff March 19, 2014

I wait in my driveway, annoyed, for my sophomore sister to run out of the house clutching two smoothies and poorly buttered toast. I demand she "DJ," God forbid I waste my own phone battery, and once again...

Addicted to Starbucks

Carly Berger March 19, 2014

Okay, so it’s not a drug addiction, but being addicted to Starbucks is more dangerous than it seems. I finally admitted to myself that I had a problem when my Iced Venti Nonfat Chai Tea Latte was waiting...

An eye-opening experience

Lauren Rothman February 12, 2014

At Harvard-Westlake, students get upset when they don’t get the Mercedes Benz convertible they asked for.  In Rwanda, giving a student an empty water bottle can bring them happiness for the next year.  We...

Don’t support a harmful industry for personal entertainment

Lizzy Thomas February 12, 2014

One of the things that makes the Hunger Games not just palatable but wildly successful is the just large enough difference between the world of Katniss and the one we inhabit. The government is far worse:...

Seeking self-worth from being the most successful

Alex McNab December 18, 2013

Los Angeles’ weather makes me insecure because the temperature in Hawaii is 30 degrees warmer. My best friend lives in Honolulu, a city nicknamed Paradise, and because of that, I feel an irrational sense...

Who is the Kutler Center for?

Julia Aizuss December 18, 2013

I would take Mythology and Its Meaning: Gods and Goddesses; Heroes and Heroines in a heartbeat. The same goes for Surrealism in Poetry, Painting and Film. Of course, there’s one insurmountable barrier...

It’s time for us to celebrate together

Noa Yadidi December 18, 2013

At a school that has a reputation for priding itself on college acceptances, why do we not have pride in each other’s college acceptances? I remember a day last May. My older brother, who attended Sierra...

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