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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Give equal credit to extracurricular activities

Hannah Shahidi, Assistant News Editor September 21, 2023

While working on tech crew for "Urinetown," the musical from last spring, I found myself incredibly overwhelmed with approaching assessments in my classes. I was trying to manage my time productively and...

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...

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 teams 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...

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