The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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An authoritarian rise

Ethan Lachman June 4, 2020

With little regard for the “checks and balances” principle written into the U.S. Constitution, President Donald Trump declared the authority of the president “total” on April 13. Although he reversed...

Photo Illustration by Keila McCabe and Jeanine Kim

Colliding Cultures

Casey Kim January 29, 2020

6 Upper school families are hosting foreign exchange students participating in the WLSA East to West Exchange Program. As Violet Barron ’22 sat down at what she believed to be just another typical family...

Recipients of the Faculty Summer Fellowship Program travelled to Shanghai to tour the panda reserves June 20. Although the primary objective of the trip was to learn about the history of Chinese cuisine, faculty members also toured major landmarks within each city.

Faculty explores Chinese culture and history

Lauren Cho August 28, 2019

As a part of the fifth annual Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, 20 faculty members traveled to various locations in China to explore the country’s history and cuisine from June 10 to 20. Director of...

Speaking on behalf of ASiA

Speaking on behalf of ASiA

Alison Oh October 4, 2018

This past Monday, Lisa See addressed the school during an all-school assembly. See is a multiple times New York Times bestselling author, with years of leadership in the local Chinese-American community...

Chinese students intern in Shanghai

Casey Kim August 31, 2017

Over the summer, five students travelled to Shanghai to intern at different finance companies through the World Leading Schools Association (WLSA). From June 18 to June 30, Simon Weinberg ’17, Bryant...

Ni-hao: faculty

Samantha Lingard April 26, 2017

Three administrators traveled to East Asia during spring break to promote the school and meet with alumni and parents. Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts, head of external relations Ed Hu and director of...

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Welcoming the (Lunar) New Year

Sacha Lin February 10, 2016

Like millions of others across the country, Anna Gong ’18 and her family had the television on for hours last weekend, but Chinese opera performers, lion dancers and dragon dancers in colorful costumes...

Six Chinese students to visit

Sammi Handler January 30, 2016

Six high school students from Shanghai will visit the school and stay with Harvard-Westlake students Feb. 7 -19, marking the first time the school will participate in a World Leading Schools exchange program. WLSA...

Eighth graders may apply to study in China for next year

Eugenia Ko October 7, 2015

Middle school students who are currently enrolled in Chinese courses or speak Chinese will have a chance to apply to an international school in China for their freshman year. Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts...

Students intern at Chinese technology, financial companies during the summer

Teresa Suh September 1, 2015

A group of students accompanied by two teachers spent two weeks interning in China this summer at the Shanghai office of the Parthenon Group and the Lieuhe office for the Venture Capital Company. Jed Kronenberg...

Tapping Into Our Inner Child

Pim Otero August 1, 2015

Last year, my mom decided to try something: a Gratitude Jar. Think a swear jar, but instead, every day, you place a post-it note with something you’re grateful for. When I first heard it, I thought it...

School considers Chinese exchange program

Scott Nussbaum May 27, 2015

Head of Upper School Jeanne Huybrechts will visit China in June in an effort to establish a potential partnership with the Chinese International School, which could include a student exchange program. “Everyone...

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