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HW Venture creates COVID-19 Challenge, awards social fellowship

Charlie Wang June 16, 2020

In an attempt to find solutions to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, HW Venture introduced the COVID-19 Challenge on May 1. Venture outlined 10 specific issues facing the community that...

Prioritizing important issues

Prioritizing important issues

Chronicle Staff August 29, 2019

We live in a time when fewer and fewer people wake up Sunday morning to rolled-up newspapers, still damp from their sprinklers and delicately folded up on their driveways. Seemingly, technology brings...

(Left to right) Chronicle Digital Managing Editor Lucas Gelfond '19, Editor-in-Chief Sophie Haber '19, Presentations Managing Editor Kendall Dees '19 and Print Managing Editor Alex Goldstein '19 sit outside of Weiler Hall on their favorite steps, where they spent hours coming up with article pitches and page concepts. Illustration by Samantha Ko

Where my peers became my teachers

Sophie Haber March 5, 2019

Alex hung up on me, so I called Lucas. Lucas hung up on me, so I called Kendall. “Just relax,” she said. “There’s nothing to worry about. Go to sleep.” “I’m not worried,” I said. ...

Injuries hinder team’s success

Zack Schwartz December 11, 2018

The boys' wrestling team remains optimistic about its young core despite dropping its first match 36-24 to Crespi Carmelite High School on Dec. 5. The squad looks to overcome challenges...

Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

Chronicle Staff October 4, 2018

Less than a month ago, history teacher Eric Zwemer passed away after nearly three decades of teaching. His death caused immense grief and pain in our community and was followed by a period of deep reflection....

Chronicle reaches finals in competition

Anusha Mathur January 12, 2018

The Chronicle moved on to the final round of the First Amendment Press Freedom Award competition, which is presented to a school that supports the First Amendment through its student media. The Chronicle...

Student publications win national awards

Noa Schwartz October 5, 2016

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association named the Chronicle as a finalist for the Gold Crown in its 2015-16 News Hybrid Critique for print and digital publications. Results were released in an email...

Communications advisor Jim Burns. Credit: Pavan Tauh/Chronicle

Jim Burns: Communications

Jenny Li August 31, 2016

New Chronicle and Big Red adviser Jim Burns has joined the Communications department this school year, replacing Melissa Wantz. Initially intending to pursue broadcast journalism, Burns attended the University...

 With the help of Cinton Grusd ’95, founder of the technology company Wermz, the Chronicle released a new and free app for iPhones. The app, shown in screenshots above, provides easier and quicker access to Chronicle articles, videos and photos. Printed with permission of Wermz

Chronicle releases new iPhone app

Eli Adler May 25, 2016

The Chronicle released its new iPhone app this week. Clinton Grusd ’95, who founded the technology company Wermz, offered to develop the app. Wermz is a technology platform that develops news apps...

Chronicle adviser to depart

Eli Adler May 25, 2016

Upper school Communications Department Head and Chronicle adviser Melissa Wantz is leaving her position after one year. Former journalist and adviser to The Occidental Weekly at Occidental College Jim...

Chronicle wins national publication awards

Kristin Kuwada April 27, 2016

The Chronicle received the highest publication awards from two national scholastic press associations in March and April. The National Scholastic Press Association named the Chronicle website an Online...

Student journalists speak at conference

Alena Rubin March 11, 2016

Members of the Chronicle staff spoke at the Jewish Scholastic Press Association’s conference Feb. 25. Staff members presented journalism techniques to Jewish high school journalism students from across...

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