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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

After renovations and repainting over the summer, the Senior Lot now features larger spots and more space for cars to drive through. The Senior Lot has several less parking spots than before, and some seniors were assigned spots in the nearby Junior Lot.

Campus Operations completes parking lots

Davis Marks, Print Managing Editor August 25, 2023

The school repaved and repainted the parking lots at the Upper School over the summer. As part of the renovations, around eight spots were removed from the Senior Lot in order to enlarge spots and create...

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 poses for his yearbook photo during his junior year at the Harvard School for Boys.

Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 explains allegations

Davis Marks and Will Sherwood November 16, 2022

Discussing his time as mayor with Los Angeles Magazine on Oct. 26, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 said he was a survivor of sexual harassment in high school. According to Garcetti’s Press Secretary...

Antisemitic messages found carved into upper school desk

Antisemitic messages found carved into upper school desk

Will Sherwood, Hannah Shahidi, and Alden Detmer October 12, 2022

Several Nazi swastikas and the words “Hitler Rocks” were found carved into a desk on the upper school campus, President Rick Commons said in a school-wide email Oct. 12. The carvings were first found...

FAC delays vote on weighted GPA proposal

FAC delays vote on weighted GPA proposal

Claire Conner September 28, 2022

The Faculty Academic Committee (FAC) chose not to vote on a proposal from the Upper School Dean Team to add weighted GPAs to seniors’ transcripts this year, effectively postponing consideration of the...

Put a Ring On It

Put a Ring On It

Ella Yadegar August 27, 2022

The sun beamed down on the North Faring campus as Head of School Nathan Reynolds spoke proudly about the achievements of the Westlake School for Girls class of 1992. Pacing excitedly in the dress she had...

Jacob Soboroff 01 addresses the audience filled with hundreds of friends and family of Ted Walch in Taper Gym.

School hosts 800+ for celebration of Ted Walch’s career

Davis Marks August 25, 2022

Community members celebrated the life and career of former Performing Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Teacher Ted Walch at an event at the Upper School on Sunday. Walch, who...

Nathalie Paniagua 23, Olivia Baradaran 24, Jordan Dees 24 and more perform a song at the Chinese New Year Luncheon. Printed with permission of Doug Sun.

Chinese Cultural Club organizes annual Lunar New Year Luncheon

Alex Hahn March 6, 2022

Following a two-year hiatus, the Chinese Cultural Club (CCC) hosted its annual Chinese New Year Luncheon at the Skirball Cultural Center on March 6. During the two-hour event, students and teachers...

Student defends themselves in the face of gun violence, standing in front of a crumbled American flag.

Lives on the Line

Natalie Cosgrove February 17, 2022

Palisades Charter High School (PCHS) senior Maya DeGanyar ’22 turned in her seat to see the whiteboard more clearly. She scribbled down notes and then opened "To Kill a Mockingbird" to the assigned page...

Student actively watches zoom classes

Administration announces COVID-19 safety measures for the return from winter break

Claire Conner and Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff December 24, 2021

This page will be updated as new information about the school’s response to the Omicron COVID-19 variant is available. Last updated Jan. 6, 2:23 p.m. School mandates booster vaccination, updates...

Instagram account shares student car collisions in school parking lot

Instagram account shares student car collisions in school parking lot

Julian Andreone October 16, 2021

A student-run Instagram account resumed posting pictures of unsuccessful parking jobs and car accidents in the Upper School lot in August after an 18-month-long hiatus that started when campus closed Mar....

Instagram account ‘wokeathw’ critiques school’s revised history curriculum and Anti-Racism plan

Melody Tang and Caitlin Muñoz October 3, 2021

Instagram account @wokeathw created Sept. 7, 2020, by a group of anonymous community members disapproving of the school’s anti-racism initiatives, uploaded a post critiquing the Upper School History...

In an illustration, a figure takes notes watching the Back to School virtual meeting of an English class. For Back to School Day, parents and guardians were able to follow their childs schedule and attend their classes.

Teachers host Back to School Day

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff October 1, 2021

The school hosted a virtual Back to School Day for upper school parents Sept. 25. The event helps parents learn more about their children’s courses, teachers and learning experiences. Although students...

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