The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

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

Photo Illustration by Kyra Hudson

A-broadening Perspectives: School Year Abroad

Kyra Hudson March 1, 2019

Kristina Riordan ’19 could feel everyone’s eyes on her. Surrounded by 17-year-olds speaking rapidly in an Italian dialect she couldn’t understand, Riordan was briefly overwhelmed with terror. The...

Illustration by Samantha Ko

Mind the Gap: Students Discuss the Stigma Around Taking a Gap Year

Kitty Luo April 29, 2017

After a summer of interning at Otium, a restaurant in Downtown L.A., Oliver Friedman ‘17 fell in love with cooking and working in the hospitality industry. He realized that he wanted to learn more about...

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Around the World in 14 Days: Student Experiences Over Winter Break

Danielle Kaye February 2, 2017

During winter break, many students and their families traveled abroad to perform community service or gain exposure to other cultures. Some opted to celebrate holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa...

Student to work, teach, volunteer on 4 continents

Morganne Ramsey June 4, 2014

Instead of traveling to New York this fall to start at Cornell University, Eojin Choi ’14 will travel to Nepal to start her gap year. Choi, who is one of the winners of this year’s Brownstein Fellowship,...

Fellow to explore ancient ruins in South America

Jessica Lee June 4, 2014

Conor Belfield ’14, who is a recipient of the Brownstein Fellowship, plans to travel to South America through the gap year program Thinking Beyond Borders. Belfield will spend five weeks in Ecuador,...

Record number of graduates plan to attend universities abroad next fall

Sarah Novicoff June 4, 2014

A record seven members of the class of 2014 will attend college abroad next year, five in the United Kingdom and two in Canada. The previous record occurred in 2004 and 2005 when five students each year...

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