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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

COVID-19 vaccination rates increase on campus

COVID-19 vaccination rates increase on campus

Natasha Speiss October 18, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination rate among students has risen from approximately 94% to 98% from the start of the school year to now, the Community Health Office said. All students who had only begun the process...

Before the start of school, students gather on the fire road for mandatory COVID-19 testing by grade level. Constant testing ensures the safety of the community in the event of a positive case, so students can prevent the spread of the virus.

School confirms first COVID-19 case of the year

Davis Marks and Alex Hahn September 7, 2021

The Community Health Office confirmed the first case of COVID-19 at the Upper School Monday following two weeks of in-person school. After hearing of a positive test result from a student, the Community...

PARKS AND RECREATION: At the Weddington Golf & Tennis Property, Studio City residents use the driving range to practice golf on a summer’s day. This property was purchased by the school and will be converted into the River Park athletic facility, which is scheduled to be completed in 2025.

River Park athletic facility in works

Will Sherwood August 30, 2021

The school hopes to begin construction to create the $100 million River Park athletic facility, a 16-acre athletic property complete with environmentally friendly features. After a summer of preparing...

Varsity golf team members practice alongside community members after school at Weddington.

Studio City community discusses historical status of Weddington

Julian Andreone June 1, 2021

The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission officially recommended that the Los Angeles  City Council consider designating Weddington Golf & Tennis a historic monument April 15. Such a designation...

Californians 16 and older to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Sandra Koretz March 31, 2021

All Californians 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 15 according to new California guidelines, allowing many upper school students to be vaccinated. In addition,...

Administrator and alum teaches Venture members about personal and professional branding

Paul Kurgan March 17, 2021

Head of Communications and Strategic Initiatives Ari Engelberg '89 led a Venture workshop on the intricacies behind the branding of distinguished businesses and his advice in creating personal brands March...

State lifts COVID-19 lockdown

Tessa Augsberger February 17, 2021

State officials lifted California’s stay-at-home order Jan. 25. The state implemented the order amid a surge in infections Dec. 3, but a recent decline in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations allowed...

The new iPhone iOS update notifies students when iHW is using their locations, though the administration said it does not look at this data. Printed with permission of Rohan Madhogaria and Allegra Drago

iHW app requests that students, faculty disclose their location data

Hannah Han October 19, 2020

The administration and the IT department updated the iHW app on Aug. 18, adding an automatic check-in and check-out feature that tracks whether or not students are present on campus. After receiving multiple...

ON POINTE: One of the pre-recorded videos available to grandparents and special friends via website entails a performance by the middle school Contemporary Dance I class, taught by performing arts teacher Joe Schenck. The video lasts about one minute and details a dance routine created by the class.

Grandparents’ Day hosted online for first time

Ethan Lachman June 17, 2020

In order to maintain the annual tradition of Grandparents and Special Friends Day, the school launched a website that allows guests to experience students’ daily lives during distance learning May 27....

While Studio City business owners struggle to adapt during the coronavirus pandemic, members of the student body are working to provide their communities with essential needs. Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

Facing coronavirus together

Ethan Lachman June 3, 2020

Having experienced nearly a 90 percent drop in business, Dove Rose does not know how many clients to expect when she opens her computer for virtual wellness sessions.  As a private trainer who began...

School subpoenaed amid college cheating scandal

Lindsay Wu March 15, 2019

Amid the college admissions cheating scandal, the school received subpoenas to provide prosecutors with records of two alumni March 14, Head of Communications Ari Engelberg ’89 said. The scandal...

School investigates social media account

Jenny Li October 4, 2018

The school administration identified the creator of the since-deleted Instagram account @hwmeme, which contained explicit racist, sexist, homophobic and anti-semitic references to specific members of the...

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