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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Making up for lost time

James Hess, Assistant Opinion Editor September 1, 2021

As a new ninth grader who came to the school without the friendships and memories usually forged in seventh and eighth grade, I’ve always perceived the upper school campus as a place to make up for lost...

Embracing uncertainty

Sarah Mittleman, Opinion Editor September 1, 2021

When students departed for what we expected to be a two-week quarantine, I was a sophomore who had yet to experience a full year at the Upper School. I hadn’t started behind-the-wheel driving lessons,...

Lying on her bed, the Mittle-Man advises a student on their love life through the phone.

The Mittle-man on Campus: The Best Sequel Ever

Sarah Mittleman, Opinion Editor September 1, 2021

‘The Mittle-man on Campus’ is a satirical column centered around high school clichés and the teenage experience. None of the articles in this column are representative of the opinions of The Chronicle...

Embracing Each Other Once Again

Embracing Each Other Once Again

Editorial Board August 28, 2021

In our first issue of Volume 30, published last August, we wrote about missing the "little things" in school that we would normally take for granted. We longed for leisurely walks around campus during...

A Daily Dose: Chandace-Akirin Apacanis ’21 gives her nasal swab to Upper School Nurse Becca Pilgrim for pooled testing outside of the Munger Science Center in adherence with COVID-19 protocols before her class.

Students attend school on campus together for first time in over a year

Tessa Augsberger May 29, 2021

The school welcomed sophomores, juniors and seniors back to campus May 17 after conducting most of the 2020-21 school year virtually. The school’s decision to reopen campus at full capacity came as...

From Left: Quinn Callaghan 21, Maddie Boudov 21, Alon Moradi 21 and James Johnson Brown 21 pose in their choir classroom.

Zooming into the Classroom

Julian Andreone and Ryan Razmjoo March 25, 2021

Alon Moradi ’21 opened his computer Feb. 23 to an email from President Rick Commons announcing that students would be allowed to return to campus March 9. Mixed reactions echoed throughout the school...

Hannah Han 21 takes a selfie outside Weiler Hall on March 20.

One Year Later: Back to School

Hannah Han March 20, 2021

March 11, 2020. Weiler Hall 106. Whispered rumors rushed through the Chalmers classrooms, wound through the lounge and tripped down the narrow flight of stairs to Weiler Hall. The thrum of voices built...

From left, Prentiss Corbin 22, Jade Stanford 22, Tom Baker 22 and Kate Hassett 22 gather outside the English building.

Back To School Perspectives

Kate Burry March 17, 2021

Waking up to torrential rain pounding at my window and snoozing 30 minutes past my alarm, the finale of my 364-day hiatus from in-person school was off to an inauspicious start. However, as soon as I made...

Natalie Cosgrove 23 poses for a selfie by Ted Slavin Field.

Back To School Perspectives

Natalie Cosgrove March 16, 2021

I reluctantly reach my arm to my nightstand and smack my phone to turn off my 6:50 a.m. alarm, a little different from my usual 8:29 a.m. one, but it will do. I quickly hurry to get up and get dressed,...

Quincey Dern 22 poses for a photo outside Chalmers on her first day back on campus.

Back to School Perspectives

Quincey Dern March 15, 2021

For the first time of my entire 2020-2021 school year thus far, I wore jeans to class. While that may seem insignificant to my overall return-to-school perspective, I spent over an hour and a half planning...

Caroline Jacoby 22, takes a selfie in the classroom she was assigned to on her first day back on campus.

Back to School Perspectives

Caroline Jacoby March 14, 2021

Anyone who knows me would agree that I am definitely not a morning person, but I was eager to get out of bed early and get dressed for my first day back at school. Wearing jeans and a sweater was a welcomed...

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