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Give equal credit to extracurricular activities

Hannah Shahidi, Assistant News Editor September 21, 2023

While working on tech crew for "Urinetown," the musical from last spring, I found myself incredibly overwhelmed with approaching assessments in my classes. I was trying to manage my time productively and...

Zooming Back Online

Zooming Back Online

Leo Saperstein, Assistant Sports Editor January 20, 2022

When broken down to their core components, in-person and online instruction are not so different. Both challenge student engagement, retention and curiosity. After the shock of returning to in-person school,...

Graphic by Grace Kosten and Fallon Dern

Invalidation Frustration

Emmy Zhang October 17, 2021

Sprawled out on the floor of her living room, Idalis McZeal '23 passed a bowl of popcorn back and forth with a friend while "Legally Blonde" played on the television screen. As Elle Wood's law school application...

Illustration Credit: Caroline Jacoby

Judging classics by their covers

James Hess, Assistant Opinion Editor October 16, 2021

Despite their archaic grammar, complicated prose and out-of-date representation, classic novels continue to find themselves on our curriculum and bookshelves. We spend much of our English courses reading...

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Sarah Rivera ’21, Ariana Pineda ’21, Simran Yogakumar ’21 and Natalie Barnouw ’21 participate in a staged photo

Given or Received?

Caroline Jacoby May 30, 2021

After completing her in-class essay, Betty* looked down at her phone and scrolled through the texts on her English class group chat. Betty realized that another member of the group chat had sent the essay...

Photo Illustration by Nicole Kim and Kristin Kuwada

A Whole New World

Saba Nia January 10, 2018

“Apple,” Jenny Yoon ’19 tried to sound out again as her first grade teacher peered at her from above. Her teacher smiled softly and tapped the word on her paper. Sound it out slower, her teacher...

The Chronicle sent out a poll to 265 students asking their opinions on the newly implemented AP policy for the Class of 2022. Credit: Sam Ko/Chronicle

AP restrictions start with Class of 2022

Danielle Spitz August 31, 2017

  President Rick Commons, Associate Head of School Liz Resnick and Head of Upper School Laura Ross approved the Faculty Academic Committee’s recommendation to limit the number of Advanced Placement...

Summer school grows to over 400 students, athletes

July 8, 2011

By Nikta Mansouri The Harvard-Westlake Summer Program is the biggest it’s ever been and is continuing to grow, said Jim Patterson, Dean of Students and Director of Summer Programs. It’s...

Volleyball senior recruited by Johns Hopkins

October 20, 2010

By Jordan McSpadden Anne Cohen ’11 has been recruited to Johns Hopkins University for volleyball. She has been playing for the Wolverines for six years. Cohen’s position on the team...

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