The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Words I never thought I’d say

Claire Goldsmith May 31, 2014

In seventh grade, I hated it here. When I got home from school, I would research different boarding schools, searching for some perfect place where I would feel more comfortable or find a different version...

Committee to evaluate Civitalks, make changes

Claire Goldsmith April 30, 2014

The Character Education Committee will present its preliminary evaluation of Civitalks to faculty and administrators in order to decide what form, if any, the program will take for next year. The final...

Time is running out

Jack Goldfisher April 30, 2014

Why does Dunkin Donuts Express exist? Who thought regular Dunkin Donuts was too leisurely? I tweeted this while I was waiting in the airport last week, coming back from the East Coast on one of those interminable...

The new SAT seems to bring more harm than good

Claire Goldsmith March 19, 2014

Anyone who’s been through the college process will remember the buzz, a mix of mystery and terror, surrounding the SAT. Now, with the announcement of changes coming to the infamous test in 2016, the...

In the event of emergency

Claire Goldsmith March 19, 2014

An earthquake that registered a 4.4 on the Richter Scale shook Los Angeles Monday morning. Should an earthquake occur at school, students are to follow the procedure outlined in drills.

Hooked on the Olympics

Claire Goldsmith February 12, 2014

In the Goldsmith household, we often say that our family sport is sulking. This is partially due to our conflicting personalities – without naming names, I’m just going to say that some of us are a...

Alumnus raises money for HIV vaccine research

Claire Goldsmith February 12, 2014

As Director of Strategy at the Immunity Project, Ian Cinnamon ’10 raises money to fund research leading to a free preventative vaccine for HIV. Cinnamon graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of...

Alumni face college campus spread of meningitis infection

Claire Goldsmith December 18, 2013

Recent unconnected outbreaks of meningitis have caused Harvard-Westlake alumni at two college campuses to take preventative measures against the disease, including recieving injections of an unlicensed...

Changing my idea of home

Claire Goldsmith December 18, 2013

My mom pestered me for days to help her decorate our Christmas tree this year (yes, we are a nice Jewish family with a Christmas tree). Swamped with homework and supplements, I resisted until she finally...

Students to discuss community bonding in Civitalks groups tomorrow

Claire Goldsmith December 10, 2013

Sophomores, juniors and seniors will meet in small groups between fourth and fifth periods tomorrow as part of the Civitalks program. The Upper School will follow Schedule D in student planners, as stated...

This won’t always be a drill

Claire Goldsmith November 13, 2013

Do you know what to do in the event of an emergency? It might seem like an obvious question. After all, we’ve all run through fire drills and earthquake drills and lockdown drills since elementary school,...

Teachers hike Hollywood

Claire Goldsmith October 15, 2013

More than 25 teachers from both the Middle and Upper School toured celebrity homes and hotspots on a hike in the Hollywood Hills Saturday, Oct. 12. Upper school math teacher Bill Thill led the trip, accompanied...

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