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

Watson to teach writing, English classes in Boston

Teresa Suh April 29, 2015

English teacher Sasha Watson will be moving to Massachusetts to be closer to her family. She has been at Harvard-Westlake for four years. Watson gave birth to a son last summer, and she has set her priorities...

Teacher to program for startups

Liz Yount April 29, 2015

Computer Science teacher Jason Fieldman ’98 is leaving after two years of teaching to resume his previous career as a professional programmer for startups. Fieldman has taught Design and Data Structures...

English teacher resigns to found boys’ school

Oliver Richards April 29, 2015

Head of Middle School English Department Jennifer Dohr will leave Harvard-Westlake in June to found a new middle and high school, Beacon School for Boys. "I am working fulltime to open the doors of Beacon,"...

Students to work with City Council

Kamala Durairaj April 29, 2015

The Los Angeles Mayor’s Youth Council selected four sophomores as new members of the group. Eshanika Chaudhary ’17, Chasia Jefferies ’17, Lauren Kim ’17 and Nathaniel Wall ’17 will become council...

Genocide survivor discusses life story

Danielle Kaye April 29, 2015

Cambodian genocide survivor Arn Chorn-Pond spoke about the power of music and shared his life story with students April 13. As a child, Chorn-Pond was forced to play music at the Khmer Rouge death camp,...

Students encourage teachers to conserve

Bryant Wu April 29, 2015

AP Environmental Science students encouraged teachers to turn off classroom lights and not use technology April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. "This reinforces a purpose beyond ourselves as taking care of...

Velvet Daisies creates Mother’s Day project

Claudia Wong April 29, 2015

The Velvet Daisies club is working on its mason jar project to get ready for Mother’s Day May 10. Members have been hand-crafting paper flowers to fill painted mason jars with since February, when they...

Seventh graders visit Washington D.C.

Jonah Ullendorff April 29, 2015

For the first time, the Harvard-Westlake middle school sponsored a trip to Washington D.C. Thirty one students traveled with middle school history teachers Matthew Cutler, Lilas Lane and George Gaskin...

Baseball dominates non-league play, clinches playoff berth

Tyler Graham April 29, 2015

With just six games remaining for the Wolverines this season, the baseball squad is making their final push for a Mission League title. The team currently holds an 18-3 overall record, with all three losses...

LASA program begins accepting applications

Sabrina de Brito April 29, 2015

The Los Angeles Service Academy is accepting applications for students to participate in the 2015-2016 season. History teachers Francine Werner and Katherine Holmes-Chuba encouraged sophomores to take...

Students on college tour protest Indiana law

Sharon Chow April 29, 2015

The Bison college tour was scheduled to visit the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, April 1 in the midst of a national controversy over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The...

Spanish students supplement learning in Spain

Carina Marx April 29, 2015

Spanish students from eighth to 12th grade participated in the Aula Toledo and Escuela Montalbán educational programs while in Spain during spring break. They were paired up into groups of three or four...

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