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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Arn Chorn-Pond shows students around Battambang, his home town. Pond is a survivor of the Cambodian genocide and a human rights activist committed to the preservation of Cambodian music. Prior to the trip, Chorn-Pond visited the Upper School on April 13 to be interviewed by students.

Lights, Cambodia, Action

Jean Sanders September 1, 2015

Standing in Junom, the village where his mother lived after the Khmer Rouge took her family’s home, William Chow ’17 took out his camera and begins to film the scenery. Chow’s mother is a survivor...

Hearts on the Line

Hearts on the Line

Haley Finkelstein February 13, 2015

Drew Mirman ’15 still remembers the warm August night when she and Addison Abdo ’14 reenacted her favorite scene from "The Notebook" in which Ryan Gosling dances with Rachel McAdams in the middle of...

Under Control

Jake Saferstein November 19, 2014

Masks of Plastic

Nikta Mansouri October 14, 2014

After waiting for more than an hour in line to enter the FYF Fest music festival, Kurt* ’15 headed straight for the restricted, 21-and-over beer garden. He approached the bouncer, pulled out his fake...

Tip of the ice bucket

Su Jin Nam September 3, 2014

Step 1: Be nominated. Usually by a friend or family member. Step 2: Get a bucket. Step 3: Have someone hold the camera for you. Step 4: Fill the container with ice and water. The more ice, the more impressed...

2013-2014 Year in Review

May 28, 2014

The 2013-2014 Year in Review

Outside the binary

Julia Aizuss September 25, 2013

As most teachers do on the first day of school, Spanish teacher Joaquin Fernandez-Castro began first period with a roll call. When he reached the name “Gabrielle*” ’14, however, he was corrected....

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....

Prom Pride

Sydney Foreman May 29, 2013

Jack Wilding ’13 and Adam Lange ’13 pinned boutonnieres on each other’s lapels and posed with their arms around each other at pre-prom, but Wilding said he doesn’t think any parents at the event...

First generation students retain cultures

Aaron Lyons April 24, 2013

As a child, when Adam Zucker ’13 was being a little rambunctious his parents would tell him “dai” pronounced “die.” Zucker’s parents are from Israel and were telling him to stop in their native...

Quiet on Set

Julia Aizuss March 13, 2013

After 158 submissions, one seven-hour marathon and months of work, the student directors and faculty advisers are ready to host 800 people at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood for the 10th annual...

Going the Distance

February 13, 2013

For some couples, being together isn’t as easy as common free periods shared in the lounge. James Wu ‘13, whose girlfriend Christie Chen attends Westridge High School in Pasadena, is used to seeing...

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