The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Dear Class of 2015

Aimee Misaki May 27, 2015

Dear graduating class of 2015,   Now that I’m graduating in a few weeks, there’s something I want to get off of my chest.   First, I want to say that Harvard-Westlake’s teachers...

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Pierce Pressure

Aimee Misaki May 27, 2015

June* looked in the mirror, staring at the holes in her earlobes that were now basically closed because of infection. As she tried to push her diamond-studded earring back into the hole, the only result...

Tinder Makes Sparks Fly

Tinder Makes Sparks Fly

Aimee Misaki February 13, 2015

Ron* quickly swipes left on Tinder, a cellular dating app that connects people who are nearby, as he gazes through photos of numerous girls in his area. A photo of a pretty girl surfaces on his screen,...

Accepting others in the wake of tragedy

Aimee Misaki January 14, 2015

I scrolled past a photo that my Parisian friend had posted earlier that day of a man who seemed to be dead with spectators standing around him. As I scrolled further down, I saw posts from my other French...

Mintz to take over as plant manager

Aimee Misaki October 14, 2014

Dave Mintz '87 will transition from his position as the middle school plant manager to the upper school plant manager beginning Oct. 20. Mintz will replace Felipe Anguiano, who will become the director...

Art students to post lunch photos on site

Aimee Misaki September 4, 2014

Middle school photography teacher Joe Medina has launched a Tumblr page for a new art project titled, “One Moment One Meal One Photograph,” which will include photos of different meals by photography...

Reacting to Ferguson

Leily Arzy September 3, 2014

Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, was shot to death by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police allege Brown stole a box of cigars from a local convenience...

A Home Away From Home

Leily Arzy November 13, 2013

Marine Corporal Aaron P. Mankin was critically injured May 11, 2005 while serving in Iraq when his assault vehicle rolled over and exploded. Mankin suffered burns on over 25 percent of his body. His ears,...

‘He gave me the most heartfelt smile’

Aimee Misaki April 24, 2013

On the second day in Vientiane, it was scorching hot, and the humidity did not help.  We visited COPE, a non-profit organization that provides prosthetic limbs for Laotian citizens. The entire group was...

Students accepted to film festival

Aimee Misaki February 13, 2013

Films by three students will be screened at the Sun Valley Film Festival on March 14 -17.  The festival announced on Feb. 4 that it had accepted “Finding Erica Jones” by Natalie Markiles ’13, “The...

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