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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

Goodbye Ms. Neumeyer

Chronicle Staff May 27, 2015

Dear Ms. Neumeyer, This year’s senior staffers are only the latest in a long line that have benefited from your tutelage. We are also the last. Twenty-four years, 192 issues and countless students later,...

A necessary conversation

Chronicle Staff April 29, 2015

A yearlong campus dialogue on gender issues culminated with a presentation by anti-sexist activist Jackson Katz last week. Katz urged male students to recognize sexism and gender violence as a universal...

Looking beyond the bubble

Chronicle Staff March 18, 2015

The first line of the school Mission Statement reads: "Harvard-Westlake strives to be a diverse and inclusive community." Lately, we have found ourselves thinking a lot about what that means. Issues of...

Don’t let drugs or alcohol negatively impact the school

February 13, 2015

Following recent allegations of students attending the home basketball game against Loyola while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, the editorial board agreed that the issue of substance use on...

December assessments alleviate stress, though not without some drawbacks

Chronicle Staff January 14, 2015

When students left school Dec. 19 to enjoy their long-awaited winter break, they left with their midyear assessments already finished. Students no longer had to spend their winter break thinking about...

Take time to remember

November 19, 2014

Rush to class. Rush through notes. Rush out. Rush to practice, then rush home for work, then rush to bed. Repeat. It seems like all we ever do at Harvard-Westlake is rush through our day. Students run...

Live every day in the real world

Claudia Wong October 14, 2014

Backpacks full of valuables are strewn across campus and left unattended on a daily basis. Students believe their personal items will always be waiting wherever they left them, putting faith in their classmates’...

A step in the right direction

September 3, 2014

In the condensed new mission statement, the most significant change lies in the phrase, “the joyful pursuit of educational excellence.” It acknowledges the emotional aspect of learning, reminding the...

Students defeat teachers in Science Bowl scrimmage during STEMfest activities

Marcella Park May 28, 2014

Five seniors defeated five science teachers in a 12 minute-long Science Bowl match during STEMfest May 21. Science Bowl team members Anser Abbas ’14, Zachary Birnholz ’14, Donhem Brown ’14, Kevin...

School to host StartUp Scramble

Jessica Spitz May 28, 2014

There are 36 spots available to all ninth through 12th graders for the Harvard-Westlake StartUp Scramble, an entrepreneurial workshop that will take place at the Upper School June 20-22. Middle school...

Receptionist to serve as dean coordinator

Angela Chon May 28, 2014

After almost two years at Harvard-Westlake, receptionist Lynn Miller will be taking the position of summer school and dean’s office coordinator as Ryan Wilson goes back to teaching English at the Middle...

Denim Day raises awareness on rape

Sophie Kupiec-Weglinski April 29, 2014

A panel of presenters speaking about sexual assault was organized by Trishta Dordi ’15 as part of a series of events leading up to Denim Day April 23. Presenters included Harriet Kerr from the UCLA Rape...

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