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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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Pierce Pressure

Aimee Misaki May 27, 2015

June* looked in the mirror, staring at the holes in her earlobes that were now basically closed because of infection. As she tried to push her diamond-studded earring back into the hole, the only result...

Crash Course

Angela Chon January 14, 2015

Glass was shattered everywhere, the left airbag went off and her Mazda 3 Hatchback door was crumpled. As Sloane Chmara ’15 reevaluated what had just happened, she could already feel a tightening in her...

Battling distractions

Pim Otero October 14, 2014

Scrolling through posts on Facebook and Tumblr, Hannah Dains ’16 watches the clock as it turns to 11 p.m. She hasn’t done any homework in hours and knows it will be impossible to finish it all during...

All access summers

Lauren Kim September 3, 2014

Finding her inner peace Ahimsa, non-violence. Santosha, contentment. Asteya, non-stealing. These are just three of the eight virtues in yoga that Trishta Dordi ’15 used to shape her life during the...

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Carly Berger May 28, 2014

Two days after tearing her skin off with Sally Hansen’s Wax Strips, Kristen Gourrier ’16 was in the emergency room with a third-degree chemical burn. Gourrier’s friend had placed a waxing strip made...

The News Fanatics

Leily Arzy April 30, 2014

"I am a news fanatic," history teacher Dror Yaron said shaking his head. "I probably spend too much time keeping up with news. The more you know, the more confusing it is, the more frustrating it is." Yaron...

Framing the family

Marcella Park March 19, 2014

His father was gone most of the time on business trips, and his mother was busy working and finishing school, all the more so because she was still learning English. So for three years starting from when...

Concealed Weapons

Julia Aizuss October 15, 2013

Security guard Mark Geiger was patrolling campus one night about three and a half years ago when he discovered two thieves stealing sound and light equipment from Rugby Theatre. Geiger, who doesn’t leave...

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...

From Rugby stage to York Theatre

Enya Huang August 27, 2013

Her role as Varya in last year’s spring production “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov landed Covi Brannan ’15 an internship this summer with the York Theatre Royal in England. Brannan’s performance...

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Eugenia Ko August 27, 2013

“Surreal,” is how Javi Arango ’16 felt about reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro having completed a week-long trek up and down the highest mountain in Africa. Arango and Aria Sarnoff ’16...

Support system

Lucas Gelfen May 29, 2013

Every Monday at 5:15 p.m., 250 sophomores, juniors and seniors fill up Chalmers awaiting the pizza and soda that have become a trademark of the Upper School Peer Support program. After 30 minutes of slurping,...

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