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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

March of the Living dates conflict with AP testing schedule, Prom

Jonathan Seymour September 1, 2015

The 2016 March of the Living trip to Poland and Israel, taking place from May 1 to May 15, will conflict with all AP exams as well as the prom. Students will be allowed to make up their exams during the...

Class tests driving reactions

Jake Saferstein April 29, 2015

Science teacher Walt Werner’s Anatomy and Physiology class determined by experimentation that texting and talking on the phone while driving can increase reaction times by more than 50 percent. Students...

School starts using breathalyzers

Henry Vogel March 18, 2015

The school has purchased breathalyzers for the security department to keep students safe when it suspects they are intoxicated, Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas said. "[The breathalyzers] are there...

President’s Spotlight honors aid recipients

Eugenia Ko March 18, 2015

Nearly 300 alumni and parents and 10 students on financial aid attended the annual President’s Spotlight Dinner March 9. "It is a wonderful way to honor [the students on financial aid] and impart the...

School may provide faculty measles vaccine

Jessica Spitz February 13, 2015

As a child, science teacher Walt Werner contracted the measles. As an adult, Werner developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma and took a five-month medical leave last year to undergo treatment, which included chemotherapy...

Sophomore earns perfect score on AP computer science exam

Aaron Lyons February 13, 2015

Justin Rose ’17 was one of 12 students in the world to receive a perfect score on the 2014 AP Computer Science Exam. Rose was one of two freshmen from Harvard-Westlake to take the exam last year. To...

Toxic Turf?

Benjamin Most November 20, 2014

Every time field hockey player Caitlin Neapole ’16 removes her shoes after practice, tiny pieces of ground-up tires fall out. Field hockey player Alexandra Grande ’16 is also intimately familiar with...

‘Funny or Die’ looks familiar

Sophie Kupiec-Weglinski October 14, 2014

It all started with a promise. "Vote for me, and I’ll convince the school to sell candy and junk food in the cafeteria," a candidate for student body president says in the "Funny or Die" video "Snackpocalypse." He...

Activities Fair to allow students to browse clubs

Jake Saferstein September 3, 2014

Prefect Council will host Activities Fair during break Sept. 15 to allow students a chance to browse and sign up for clubs. "I didn’t really have much time to participate in clubs at the upper school...

School admits record number of new sophomores

Eugenia Ko September 3, 2014

Twenty-three new sophomores and three new juniors joined the school this September, the most new upperclassmen the school has enrolled in the past five years. "This is the most that we have had since my...

Artist creates giant bear for class

Noa Yadidi May 27, 2014

Grizzly bears can grow up to nearly 10 feet tall and five feet wide, and can weigh up to 1,500 pounds. Darby Caso’s ’14 bear is nearly as big, but weighs almost nothing and is made out of plastic....

Slattery, Cuseo can’t quite seem to ‘Let it Go’

Jack Goldfisher April 30, 2014

"You have a stuffed Olaf?" upper school dean Sharon Cuseo questioned fellow dean Beth Slattery with a hint of envy beneath her curiosity. "Where did you even find one of those?" she added. "They’re sold...

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