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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

Why does Harvard-Westlake hate humanities?

May 28, 2014

The imbalance between the varied list of math and science classes and meager amount of English or language courses is disappointing, to say the least. As I thumb through my curriculum guide, STEM courses...

Take a stand against rape culture

Julia Aizuss April 30, 2014

When I first saw miniature pairs of jeans cut out from denim dangling from the second story of the Munger Science Center, I did a double take. Then I remembered Denim Day. When I walked further into campus...

Separate Prefect Council and the Honor Board

Noa Yadidi March 19, 2014

I’ve been waiting since August to write this column. I’ve been waiting for the right time, looking for the right news peg to naturally spark what I’ve always had swirling around in my head. I haven’t...

Allow yourself to appreciate the unexpected novel

Julia Aizuss February 12, 2014

When I looked at the syllabus for my AP Lit class back in August and saw "Mrs. Dalloway" wasn’t listed, I thought I knew exactly why I was so distraught. I’ve considered it one of my favorite novels...

Appreciate the opportunities

Noa Yadidi December 18, 2013

Dear Editors, I think your Oct. 15 Opinion piece "Choosing between my education and my education" (written by Julia Aizuss ’14) misses a few important points regarding the college process and in-class...

december quadtalk

Noa Yadidi December 17, 2013

In defense of rigor

Jensen Pak November 13, 2013

A Los Angeles Times headline recently proclaimed that "At Harvard-Westlake School, Some Wonder if Standards Are Too High."  I, for one, believe that as a community, we would be much better off wondering...

November Quadtalk

Aaron Lyons November 13, 2013

Making a lasting difference

Henry Hahn August 27, 2013

It’s a new year and a new beginning; we have a new president and many new opportunities for change. Our transition to the heads of student government coincides with arguably the biggest administrative...

‘From caring comes courage’

August 27, 2013

It has been our practice for the past several years to introduce a character education theme or motto at the beginning of each school year.  The mottos are intended to be aspirational, to give all of...

Cheating on your moral compass

Julia Aizuss May 29, 2013

Last month, amid the onslaught of junior year work, I read “Pale Fire” by Vladimir Nabokov. One line stuck with me so much that I’ve quoted it in conversation to multiple people. Whenever my email...

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