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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

Addicted to As

Addicted to As

Siobhan Harms March 3, 2020

Clarification, March 5th: According to a Chronicle poll of 155 respondents, more than 4 percent of students reported using a study drug. A second poll with 154 respondents, showed that more than 52 percent...

A Need for Nicotine: Teenage Nicotine Addiction

A Need for Nicotine: Teenage Nicotine Addiction

Lauren Nehorai May 1, 2019

For three months during her sophomore year, Billie* ’20 couldn’t get through a 45 minute period without vaping. What started out as a small desire she would satisfy sporadically throughout the week...

Photo Illustration by Nicole Kim and Josie Abugov

The Crown JUUL: Rising Popularity of the E-cigarette

Nicole Kim April 29, 2017

Vodka and tequila bottles rested on a basement table. Bongs, vaporizers and weed pens were scattered around the room. It was around 10 p.m. on a Saturday evening, and after a stressful academic week, Bradley*...

Creative Commons photo by Antonio Zugaldia.

Caught in the web of Reddit and 4chan

Benjamin Most October 10, 2015

At the beginning of every math class, Xavier* ’16 opens up his laptop to take notes – at least, until he becomes bored or does not feel the need to pay attention any longer. Then he opens up his web...

Therapist to speak on drug, alcohol abuse

Sharon Chow January 14, 2015

Parents will hear a talk called "Teen Abuse and Addiction to Drugs, Alcohol and Electronic Technology" at the Middle School Feb. 4, as part of the speaker series that the Parents’ Association has organized...

Addicted to Starbucks

Carly Berger March 19, 2014

Okay, so it’s not a drug addiction, but being addicted to Starbucks is more dangerous than it seems. I finally admitted to myself that I had a problem when my Iced Venti Nonfat Chai Tea Latte was waiting...

Netflix Addiction

February 12, 2014

Last summer, Alex Kano ’14 watched so many episodes of television through Netflix’s online streaming service that the company felt obligated to check on her well-being. “Netflix sent me an email...

Netflix Addiction

Alex McNab February 11, 2014

Craving the crush

Zoe Dutton December 18, 2013

Hunched over an iPhone, Alex Florent ’15 holds her breath as she swipes the rainbow bon-bon into a pair of red jellybeans. A second passes, then: “Sugar rush!” The screen explodes into a cacophony...

Is ‘Breaking Bad’ breaking me?

Nikta Mansouri September 25, 2013

It’s three o’clock in the morning on a Tuesday. I have an unfinished math assignment lying on my desk, but I’m in bed. I’m not sleeping and I’m not even trying to sleep. My laptop is open, Netflix...

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