The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

285 debaters participate in summer program

Ellis Becker September 1, 2015

During the summer, 285 debaters from all around the globe took part in in the first ever Harvard-Westlake Institute for Speech and Debate. The camp, called "debateLA," was an intensive summer camp where...

Students intern at Chinese technology, financial companies during the summer

Teresa Suh September 1, 2015

A group of students accompanied by two teachers spent two weeks interning in China this summer at the Shanghai office of the Parthenon Group and the Lieuhe office for the Venture Capital Company. Jed Kronenberg...

Middle School bans cell phone use before 9th

Benjamin Most September 1, 2015

Middle school cell phone and technology policies are being reexamined at the beginning of the second year of the One-to-One laptop initiative, which the Upper School begins this year. The laptop initiative...

Community wears denim to raise awareness

Eugenia Ko April 29, 2015

Students, faculty and staff were asked to wear jeans for Denim Day today in order to raise awareness about rape and sexual assault. Trishta Dordi ’15 brought Denim Day to the school during her freshman...

Faculty, staff re-elect Schuhl to 2nd term

Angela Chon April 29, 2015

Science teacher Dietrich Schuhl will begin a second term as Dean of Faculty and Staff next year. Schuhl was first elected by upper school faculty and staff in 2013 for the two-year term and was re-elected...

Concerns arise on trip to Death Valley

Sammi Handler April 29, 2015

Concerns that some students were using illegal substances marred the March 14-16 geology trip to Death Valley, geology teacher and trip chaperone Wendy Van Norden said. Van Norden noticed that "some students...

Debate co-captains place in top 30

Katie Perrin April 29, 2015

Debate co-captains Cameron Cohen ’16 and Nick Steele ’16 finished in the top 30 of 88 competitors at the 2015 annual Tournament of Champions held at the University of Kentucky April 25-27. The national...

Science teacher to depart after 5 years

Eugenia Ko March 18, 2015

AP Environmental Science teacher Florence Pi will not be teaching next year and instead will take a break to travel in Africa. Pi has been teaching for five years at Harvard-Westlake, four of which were...

Grafitti sparks dialogue to empower

Su Jin Nam March 18, 2015

Posters of students and faculty imitating the Wonder Woman pose with an encouraging word they chose were hung on the quad and displayed on TV screens around campus in reaction to the "lipstick graffiti"...

1st and 3rd Wednesdays approved for next year

Eugenia Ko February 13, 2015

The 1st and 3rd Wednesday assemblies have been approved by the administration for the 2015-2016 school year. Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken said the assembly is being fine-tuned...

Pop singer, philanthropist speak at La Femme meetings

Angela Chon February 13, 2015

Liz Nisitco, lead singer of the Indie-Pop band Holychild, spoke to La Femme Feb. 9 about gender equality and empowerment in her music and videos, after students crossed paths with Nisitco during several...

Debate hosts two major tournaments

Katie Perrin January 14, 2015

Many of the top debaters in the country competed at a national Lincoln-Douglas tournament hosted by Harvard-Westlake at the end of winter break, and middle school debaters competed on the upper school...

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