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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

Photo illustration by Leily Arzy and Aimee Misaki

One Call at a Time

Layla Moghavem March 18, 2015

“Hi, this is Teen Line, my name’s Lily,” Alexa Nourafchan ’17 answered the phone, giving a fake name, as is Teen Line policy. She arrived at the offices in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for her weekly...

Watching the news unfold

Jessica Spitz September 3, 2014

Every time he heard warning sirens, Judd Liebman ’12 calmly made his way to the fortified safe room in the Tel Aviv building where he was working. In northern Israeli cities including Tel Aviv, the warning...

Fighting words

Alex McNab May 28, 2014

Dan* ’14 never meant to be a bully. He first started making jokes at other people’s expense as a way to get friends. Bathroom Wall, a now disabled anonymous posting function on Facebook, was most fun...


Noa Yadidi March 19, 2014

How do you say hello?

Noa Yadidi October 15, 2013

When Eugenie Lund-Simon ’14 asks friends to “pardon my French,” she’s not apologizing for her profanity. A native French speaker, Lund-Simon frequently finds herself unconsciously slipping into...

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...

Perfecting quadrocopters at JPL

Sophie Kupiec-Weglinski August 27, 2013

Christian Stewart ’15 spent his summer as a paid intern at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, part of California Institute of Technology, working on quadrocopters, which are small four-rotor helicopters. JPL,...

Teen Vogue not ‘Devil Wears Prada’

Leily Arzy August 27, 2013

Amanda Reiter ’14 found out about an internship at Teen Vogue almost by chance. “It was a really fluke incident how I ended up getting the internship,” Reiter said. She met a member of the Teen...

Handling pressure

David Lim May 29, 2013

On a busy day, school psychologist Sheila Siegel doesn’t have time for lunch between her classes and the students who stop by to see her in her office. "I’ve seen kids every single period so that’s...

A Balancing Act

March 13, 2013

An 8 year-old Kenny Lopez ’13 anxiously sat in a room at his doctor’s office, waiting to hear back from his pediatrician. Lopez had been experiencing extreme hunger, weight loss and had been making...

Anonymous Bloggers

Michael Sugerman February 13, 2013

The “Them HW Kids” Tumblr  has had more than 180,500 hits since its inception, gets 13,000 hits per month and 650 hits per day. Its leaders insist that the account stands for “Them Homework Kids”...

Under the Radar

Michael Rothberg December 19, 2012

For many years, colleges and universities have factored grades, teacher recommendations, test scores and essays into their admission decisions. However, according to a 2012 poll by Kaplan Test Prep of...

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