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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

New president stresses connection to students

Jack Goldfisher August 27, 2013

As Rick Commons walks across the quad, now quiet but ready to come alive during the school year, his toothy grin does little to conceal the excitement of returning to Harvard-Westlake as its president...

Four worldly fellows

Julia Aizuss August 27, 2013

Say you have a few thousand dollars to spend on 12 weeks of summer. If you’re not already committed to an internship, summer program or trip abroad, the money could finance three months of hard-won relaxation....

New signs ask students to clean up after themselves in quad

Claire Goldsmith August 27, 2013

New signs on the quad tables read, “Please help Gregorio keep our quad clean. Pick up after yourself. Thank you.” in a further effort to prevent student littering. Gregorio Hernandez, a member of...

Alumna paints literature quotes on Rugby annex

Scott Nussbaum August 27, 2013

Avalon Nuovo ’13 covered the walls of the Rugby annex, the two temporary portable buildings across from  Rugby Hall, with quotes from literature chosen by the English Department. Painting began during...

Seniors research stem cells in summer program

Benjamin Most August 27, 2013

Five seniors participated in a stem cell research program at USC over the summer. Justin Bae ’14, Zachary Birnholz ’14, Simon Gunter ’14, James Hur ’14 and Christina Woo ’14 spent eight weeks...

Librarian writes book on e-books

Lizzy Thomas August 27, 2013

Head librarian Shannon Acedo’s first book is slated for publication sometime this fall by the American Association of School Libraries. Her book, entitled "E-books in School Libraries: A Handbook for...

Crossing country in 40 days by bike

Tara Stone August 27, 2013

Before the last school year even drew to a close, Jacob Goodman ’15 was already out on almost all of his Saturdays, trying to get in as much physical preparation as possible for his six-week, cross-country...

Volunteering for Mother Teresa

August 27, 2013

After 20 hours of traveling Tara Stone ’14 stepped out of the doors of the airport into Delhi and experienced for the first time the indescribable humidity she would face for rest of her six week solo...

Sophomores watch pilot online ethics course

Claire Goldsmith August 27, 2013

Sophomores watched an online video course about character and values during the summer to prepare for their Choices and Challenges class this year. The video series, Optimal Living 101, is the school’s...

New coach to head girls’ golf program

August 27, 2013

After finishing second in the CIF Northern Division a year ago, an inexperienced girls’ golf team has their sights set on advancing farther in CIF as they break in two new coaches. Marge Chamberlain...

New teacher: Lilas Lane

Sharon Chow August 27, 2013

Lilas Lane, a former actress and SAT and ACT tutor, will join the middle school history department this year. Lane has been interested in history since early childhood, when her father would recite Chaucer’s...

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August 2013