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The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Sarah Rivera ’21, Ariana Pineda ’21, Simran Yogakumar ’21 and Natalie Barnouw ’21 participate in a staged photo

Given or Received?

Caroline Jacoby May 30, 2021

After completing her in-class essay, Betty* looked down at her phone and scrolled through the texts on her English class group chat. Betty realized that another member of the group chat had sent the essay...

Rethinking AP exams

Austin Lee April 19, 2020

With most of the U.S. beginning to enact strict social distancing orders due to COVID-19, the College Board announced in late March that it would administer all 2020 Advanced Placement exams online. Perhaps...

Commons addresses college cheating scandal

Casey Kim March 18, 2019

No parent of a student or graduate has been charged in the recent college admission cheating scandal, President Rick Commons announced in an email sent to the school community March 18. “The LA...

Disciplinary process to be streamlined

Saba Nia August 29, 2018

As part of his increased duties this year, Upper School Dean of Students Jordan Church will oversee all disciplinary decisions and Honor Board cases. In the previous system, teachers or coaches could...

Redefining the route to success

Lucas Gelfond May 2, 2018

No month is complete without an email from Chaplain James Young with the subject, “Recent honor board cases.” I’ll usually take a minute to scan through the cases, often much of the same: a copied...

Illustration by Samantha Ko

Cheating the System

Lucas Gelfond April 26, 2018

Every time Rodney* ’19 received an essay assignment in his sophomore English class, he would go home and share the prompt with his tutor, who would write the essay in front of him on his own computer...

Series of lab collaborations result in honor board cases, Prefect Council warns of consequences

Kaitlin Musante November 17, 2017

After three separate cases of a total of seven students collaborating on the “conclusion” section of lab reports, Prefect Council released information on recent honor board cases to help students learn...

Photo illustration by Chronicle staff.

Turning a blind eye to cheating

Eugenia Ko April 29, 2015

Stacey ’16* “didn’t want to be a snitch.” In her eighth period class, the statement on the wall reads, “I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this assignment.” Stacey looks...

Geology students retake section of midterm after cheat sheet found, Honor Board Review Board investigates

Jake Saferstein January 8, 2015

Geology and Geology Honors students retook a section of their midyear assessments on Jan. 6 and 7 after a cheat sheet was found in the Geology classroom after the last assessment was completed in December....

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