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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

An illustration depicts how charity is often considered to be a gateway into college.

A Cause for College

Dylan Graff February 12, 2023

As Skyler Griswold ’24 went out to recess in third grade with a backpack full of lanyards, she said all she could think about was the goal of 240 dollars she had set for herself. The night before, Griswold...

Charity: for college or community?

Alec Rosenthal October 20, 2020

Student-run charities are springing up left and right in our school community. However, it is easy to question the authenticity of giving back to the community amidst the presence of college applications,...

Senior to produce ‘Love Notes’ charity musical event

Katie Plotkin February 13, 2015

Jensen McRae ’15 will produce "Love Notes," an annual singing showcase that will benefit a charity in honor of her late friend, Justin Carr ’14, on Feb. 22. Carr ’14 died of cardiomyopathy in 2013...

Outreach Performers to sing for charity

Sophie Cohen November 19, 2014

The Harvard-Westlake Outreach Performers will perform for children at the Ronald McDonald House and for the elderly at the Sunrise at Playa Vista next month. The 14 club members have been preparing every...

Club to sell holiday cards to raise money for charity

Izzy Wiesenthal November 19, 2014

The Velvet Daisies Club will sell student-made holiday cards on the quad two weeks before winter break to raise money for the Children’s Institute Inc., a foundation helping underprivileged children. A...

Bake Sale Benefits Freedom School

Cole Feldman November 7, 2014

Students raised money for the Freedom School Wednesday by selling baked goods on the quad throughout the day. The money raised from the bake sale will be used to fund a new book club for students who...

Student drive collects used sports equipment

Su Jin Nam October 15, 2013

The Community Council sponsored the first Harvard-Westlake Sports Drive, collecting used sports equipment to donate to the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club. Community Council planned to incorporate community...

Students raise $800 in week of service

Lauren Sonnenberg December 19, 2012

Community Council raised over $800 during the inaugural Community Service Week, beginning with a Community Service Club Fair on Dec. 3 and ending on Dec. 7 by packing sacked lunches for homeless people...

New club helps tutor students using Skype

Rebecca Katz December 19, 2012

The Bridge to a Brighter Future completed its first month of tutoring sixth graders at the Valor Academy, raising the student’s math grades by an average of 11 percent. This is Bridge to a Brighter Future...

Middle School hosts PATH charity exchange

February 16, 2011

By Caitie Benell In honor of Valentine’s Day, students were able to exchange Valentine’s cards and lollipops for toiletries and other goods to be donated to People Assisting the Homeless....

Junior organizes Mexican bake sale for charity

Chronicle Staff December 16, 2010

Alejandra Reynoso ’12, in conjuction with the school’s Together With the Children Chapter, held a bake sale Nov. 18 to raise funds to help renovate a children’s day center...

Bigelow, Reitman to speak at Film Festival

March 1, 2010

Kathryn Bigelow, director of Oscar-nominated movie The Hurt Locker, and Jason Reitman '95 will speak at the 7th annual Harvard-Westlake Film Festival on March 19, festival co-chairs Romina D'Allesandro...

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