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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Fighting against performative activism

Hannah Shahidi, Assistant News Editor December 18, 2023

“Health insurance in the United States is bullsh*t.” “Things you didn’t know were rape culture.” “What is genocide?" Painted in pastel colors, these phrases dominate our social media feeds....

Carter Staggs ’23, in character as Tectonic Theater Project member Greg Pierotti, interviews Elise Fried ’24 and Clara Berg ’25, in character as Reggie Fluty and Marge Murray, respectively. The play uses the real words of Laramie residents gathered through interviews.

Fall Play: ‘The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later’

Davis Marks and Alden Detmer November 16, 2022

The Performing Arts Department opened the fall play, “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later,” to audiences in Rugby Theater on Oct. 28, 29 and 30. The show centers on how the community of Laramie, Wyoming...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

“Unforgettable”: Virgil Abloh’s Impact

Mimi Landes and Vasilia Yordanova December 16, 2021

As she opened Instagram on a gloomy Sunday morning, Ally White ’22 stumbled across a post from designer brand Louis Vuitton captioned, “Rest In Peace V.” She scrolled through dozens of comments from...

Illustration by Sydney Fener

The metal straw in an era of uncertainty

Maya Doyle October 3, 2019

My sister recently coerced our mother into buying rainbow, stainless steel straws for our family (0.5” wide and angled for better boba consumption). The straw came in a slick wood case with its own...

Opposing Elite Hypocrisy

Opposing Elite Hypocrisy

Jessa Glassman August 29, 2019

The royal family is always in the news, from tabloids fixated on Queen Elizabeth’s hats to Pippa Middleton’s romances to even Prince William’s receding hairline. Recently, however, a less light-hearted...

Illustration by Sam Ko 19.

Giving Back: Celebrating Earth Day on Campus

Lindsay Wu May 1, 2019

As Izzy Llevat ’20 walked to her second period class April 22, she noticed something out of the ordinary: hundreds of water bottles hanging from strings on the ceiling of her science classroom, Munger...

Climate Strikes: I will not stop here

Anja Clark April 24, 2019

I was not involved with planning the Los Angeles Youth Climate Strike, but I walked at the front of the hundreds-strong group, leading the occasional chant, and staring down photographers’ lenses. The...

Protesters, lets pay attention

Protesters, let’s pay attention

Luke Schneider February 2, 2019

As the leaders of the Women’s March sparked controversy, left-wing activists had to decide if they were willing to reconcile the anti-Semitic messages of the leaders with the liberal values of the march...

Examining intersections of identity

Examining intersections of identity

By Joanna Im December 14, 2018

Minorities of all different types face discrimination and appropriation in American society. Thankfully, social media and public protests have recently been able to raise attention to current social issues,...

Photo Illustration by Sam Ko 19.

Here Comes the Signs: Protests of the 60s Compared to Now

Kyra Hudson November 15, 2018

When Francine Werner ‘68 thinks back to her years at the then-Westlake School for Girls, she said she recalls the cultural phenomenon of the Beatles and the British Invasion, the counterculture movement...

Let’s get real: Emotion does belong in politics

Let’s get real: Emotion does belong in politics

Jessa Glassman November 15, 2018

The 2016 presidential election marked a fundamental shift in the psychology of politics. Campaign policies, promises and debates used to be openly discussed at our dinner tables. Since Donald Trump and...

Discussing our disagreement

Discussing our disagreement

Tammer Bagdasarian November 15, 2018

American society is at a breaking point. In our living rooms, schools and streets, disagreement rears its ugly head, dividing Americans into polarized factions. But it is not disagreement that has created...

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