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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Kiki Iriafen '21 looks to shoot the ball in the CIF-SS Division I Championship in 2020.

Good for a Girl

Amelia Scharff June 1, 2021

At the height of the 2021 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament, girls basketball player Kiki Iriafen ’21 scoffed at the sight of the pictures of the women's undersupplied weight room posted...

COVID-19 CONCERNS: Despite the football team's efforts to conduct socially distanced practices, the school is still reevaluating participant safety.

As cases rise, future of on-campus athletics appears to be in jeopardy

Amelia Scharff December 9, 2020

With COVID-19 cases at an all-time high in California according to the Los Angeles Times, new restrictions may affect on-campus sports practices. In an all-school email sent by President Rick Commons,...

Commons releases update in response to rising coronavirus cases

Hannah Han July 18, 2020

President Rick Commons announced in a schoolwide email July 17 that summer sports practices will be suspended, and a full return to campus is less likely amid surging coronavirus cases. His statement...

Paid to Play

Paid to Play

Tanisha Gunby and Sandra Koretz November 13, 2019

Students believe athletic compensation will benefit themselves and their families.   After hearing about the Fair Pay to Play Act, which was passed by the California legislature this October,...

Endorsing college athletes

Endorsing college athletes

Kyle Reims October 4, 2019

In March of 2019, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, better known as March Madness, made roughly 900 million dollars, absolutely none of which went to those who actually played the games....

Illustration By Hannah Mittleman

Weapons of Mass Construction

Casey Kim August 28, 2019

“Do they really need another giant pool?”As lifetime Studio City resident Pam Friedman listened to school representatives describe the new construction plans for the school’s proposed River Park,...

BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL: Assistant Opinion Editor Tammer Bagdasarian ’20 chips onto the green from the bunker in the 209-212 win over Notre Dame High School on April 16.
Credit: Jay Lassiter/Chronicle

Average season follows coaching change

William Seymour May 1, 2019

The members of the boys’ golf team struggled with consistency as they almost split their first ten tournaments of the season, bringing them to an overall record of 6-4 and a league record of 4-3 as...

BABY DRIVER: Jacob Futterman ’21 starts to drive the ball in the Wolverines’ 186-197 loss to Loyola High School on Feb. 28.  Credit: Jay Lassiter/Chronicle

Program head puts forth changes in first year back

William Seymour March 20, 2019

Boys’ golf has started the season with a record of 3-2 overall and 2-2 record in league, under new program head Scott Wood, with their biggest score differential in their 204-251 win against Bishop...

Photo Illustration by Zoe Redlich

Bring it On!: Students and faculty explore the impact of intra-school rivalries

Casey Kim January 31, 2019

Though Abby Kirchmeier ’20 anticipated a big crowd as she walked into Taper Gym, she was blown away by the turnout. Kirchmeier struggled to stand among the Fanatics on the jam-packed bleachers,...

HW ATHLETICS NEW APP: Jason Kelly and The Harvard-Westlake Athletics Department present the brand new HW Athletics app.  The app transforms how fans can follow their favorite teams.

Athletics shifts to mobile

William Seymour December 12, 2018

The Harvard-Westlake athletics department released a new HW Athletics App which will allow members of the community to track their favorite Wolverine players and teams. “What we’re finding is that...

FLYNNER FLYNNER CHICKEN DINNER: Defender Flynn Klace ’19 heads the ball in the 2-2 tie against South Hills in the first game of the Aliso Cup Tournament on Dec. 4. Both forward Katherine Hollis ’19 and midfielder Whitney Elson ’19 scored for the Wolverines. Photo Credit: Ryan Albert / Chronicle

Experience fuels team’s early success

William Seymour December 12, 2018

The girls’ soccer team is off to a positive start after beating San Juan Hills High School 3-1 in the championship of the OC Winter Showcase on Dec. 1. As of press time, they have a record of 5-0-3. On...

Director of Maintenance for Athletic Facilities Roberto Hernandez. Photo Credit: Astor Wu/Chronicle.

Maintenance Director saves jogger’s life

Matthew Yam September 10, 2017

Director of maintenance for athletic facilities Roberto Hernandez said his agenda often varies from day to day as he is responsible for ensuring all aspects of the school’s athletic programs are running...

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