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Students discuss the commercialization of Christmas, impacting other winter holidays and emphasizing materialism.

Selling Our Spirit

Davis Marks and Iona Lee December 14, 2022

As Jewish Club leader Charlotte Newman ’24 drove home from diving practice, she shuffled through her holiday playlist  and added “Santa Baby” by Ariana Grande after seeing an Instagram Reel featuring...

Simon Lee 23 and Cosette Shamonki 23 stand over the presents for the toy drive to hang decorations over the campus Christmas tee.

Community Council hosts toy drive

Kriste An December 18, 2021

Community Council is partnering with the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) to host a toy drive on campus Nov. 29 to Dec. 17. Students are encouraged to donate new and unused toys for children who have...

Students religious festivities differ from traditional ways of celebrating.

Fading Faith

Emmy Zhang December 17, 2021

On Christmas Eve, Goldie Grube ’23 said she casts aside her usual attire of sweatpants and graphic t-shirts in favor of a formal black dress for Christmas mass. Every year, she and her family attend...

Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener

The Mittle-man on Campus: Under the Mistletoe

Sarah Mittleman, Opinion Editor December 13, 2021

‘The Mittle-man on Campus’ is a satirical column centered around high school clichés and the teenage experience. None of the articles in this column are representative of the opinions of The Chronicle...

Holiday Happenings

Sydney Fener December 11, 2020

“My family and I get a tree every year. We have a holiday tradition where we play remixes of holiday songs on the way there and back, and at home we name the tree something cute. I also have to carry...

Students perform holiday music for senior citizens

Ruoshan Dong December 15, 2018

To spread holiday cheer, middle and upper school members of Cadence for a Cause performed Christmas music at the North Hollywood Senior Living Villas Dec. 14. The performance was also held in partnership...

Prefect Lexi Block 17 reads a biblical passage at this years Christmas Convocation. Credit: Claire Dennis/Chronicle

School holds annual Christmas Convocation

Claire Dennis December 19, 2015

The Christmas Convocation: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in St. Saviour’s Chapel signaled the beginning of the Christmas season Dec. 13. Some students, alumni, parents, faculty and administrators...

Football players to help holiday organization

Ethan Knight October 7, 2015

Members of the football program at both the Middle and Upper School will volunteer for the Holidays from the Heart Program during the fall and winter of this year. The Holidays from the Heart Program provides...

Outreach Performers give holiday performances

Sacha Lin January 14, 2015

The Harvard-Westlake Outreach Performers club sang classic holiday songs and recited poetry to children and senior citizens in two performances Dec. 13. The group presented the poem "The Nightmare Before...

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...

Winterfest

Nikta Mansouri December 18, 2013

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...

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