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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Economics Club to bring Andrew Puzder to assembly, students threaten walkout

Sophie Haber November 4, 2018

Students are planning to walk out of an upcoming all-school assembly tomorrow set to feature Andrew Puzder, former CEO of Carl’s Jr. and former Secretary of Labor nominee for the Trump administration....

Eric Zwemer speaks about honor at an assembly in 2013. Credit: Chronicle Archives

Community mourns loss of history teacher at assembly

Sophie Haber September 14, 2018

In honor of history teacher Eric Zwemer, who died yesterday, faculty shared memories of him as well as words from students at an all-school assembly before classes this morning. President Rick Commons...

School honors students, faculty for achievements at awards ceremony

Sophie Haber May 29, 2018

Valedictorian – Vivian Lu ’18 Salutatorian – Nicole Bahar ’18 Lester Medvene Award – Zoe Redlich ’20 Cuscaden Blackwood Medal – Caroline Cook ’19 Renssalaer Medal – Sarah Moon ’19 Jerry...

Hugh Hewitt speaks to students, faculty and staff about his book,

Pundit Hugh Hewitt discusses ‘The Happiest Life’

Sophie Haber November 6, 2017

The first guest speaker to voice conservative political viewpoints on campus, Emmy Award-winning radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, discussed his book, “The Happiest Life” at an all school assembly...

Assembly phone ban comes into effect

Alexandra So April 26, 2017

The Upper School Deans announced a new cell phone policy regarding student cell phone use during assemblies following an increase in student distraction during a presentation by Director of Los Angeles...

Brown Family Speaker and LACMA Director Michael Govan speaks to students at an all-school assembly March 20. Credit: Sofia Heller/Chronicle

LACMA Director discusses managing museum at Brown Family Assembly

Jenny Li March 20, 2017

Students watched a truck carry a 350-ton California boulder, now known as “Levitated Mass,” to the Los Angeles County of Art on the screen at the annual Brown Family Assembly today as speaker and Director...

Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken leads a discussion about microaggressions Nov. 7. Credit: Nicole Kim/Chronicle.

Community continues to discuss microaggressions

Nicole Kim November 10, 2016

Following last week’s all-school assembly, in which advocacy clubs screened a video highlighting instances of racist, sexist and homophobic language on campus, faculty and students continued their discussion...

Fanatics promote golf ball scavenger hunt at assembly

September 8, 2016

The Fanatics unveiled a scavenger hunt in commemoration of the school's 25th anniversary during this year’s first all-school “First and Third Wednesday” assembly. Because the upper school campus...

Nicole Kim/Chronicle

Great speaker, not the right audience

Chronicle Staff February 10, 2016

With the new tradition of First and Third Wednesdays, increased efforts by the Fanatics to bolster attendance at athletic events, the introduction of Cinema Sundays and our upcoming Festival to Spring,...

Composer Thomas Ades speaks to the school community about his experience writing his second Opera. Credit: Teresa Suh/Chronicle

Composer speaks at annual Brown Family Assembly

Liz Yount February 1, 2016

World-renowned composer, pianist and conductor Thomas Adès performed pieces from his opera, “The Tempest,” and shared his experiences with international composition today at an upper school assembly...

Shelby Weiss '16 sells baked goods to Jenna Thompson '16 after the assembly today as part of a fundraiser for the Freedom Schools summer enrichment program for low-income youth. Credit: Teresa Suh/Chronicle

Students promote Freedom School bake sale at assembly (video)

Lara Mikhail December 2, 2015

Freedom School student volunteers made a presentation about the summer program, where they give academic help to underprivileged children, and announced a fundraising bake sale at Wednesday's assembly. Volunteers...

Openly gay former lacrosse player and LGBT activist Andrew Goldstein speaks with students on the quad. Credit: Teresa Suh/Chronicle

Gay former lacrosse player shares story at assembly

Layla Moghavem November 17, 2015

Openly gay athlete and LGBT activist Andrew Goldstein encouraged students and faculty to be mindful of their language and to accept differences in others in his speech at the assembly Monday. "Let's try...

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