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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

June grad helps father teach improv course

July 6, 2012

This article was written by a student in the Harvard-Westlake Summer Program for Journalism.  By Katie Plotkin '17 After graduating from high school in June, Hank Doughan ‘12...

English class should foster love of literature

May 29, 2012

By Julia Aizuss Last week I walked out of another argumentative English class, still pondering the themes of forgiveness, moral ideals and honesty that I had debated with other students in our overly air-conditioned...

Candidate Statement: Sam Lyons

April 14, 2012

1. For what position are you running? I am running for Harvard-Westlake Senior Prefect for the year 2012-2013. 2. What makes you feel that you are qualified for the position? Please describe any leadership...

Why isn’t African history taught in history class?

February 8, 2012

By Alex McNab If black people are African-Americans, why does black history start when we were stolen from Africa? I began asking myself this question last December when I first picked up a copy of "Africana:...

Encourage semester classes

May 24, 2011

By Eli Haims We are presented with unique opportunities at Harvard-Westlake to take any number of semester-long classes ranging in topics from electronics to psychology to Contemporary American history....

Students find time in busy schedules to read

May 24, 2011

By Claire Hong  "Did she get hit by the car yet?" Melissa Flores ’12 asked as she walked into class. Her first period English class had just started reading "The Great Gatsby," but...

Seniors, use your free time

May 24, 2011

At this time of year, we, the members of the senior class, get bored. Our APs have ended, our schedules are empty and our brains go to mush. We come to school when we feel like it and have nothing to do...


December 14, 2010

By Emily Khaykin Exhausted from a day at school, Lili Nanus ’11 arrived home and decided to lie down to take a nap before starting her homework. She fell asleep at 4 p.m., and didn’t...

On the record, forever

October 15, 2010

We live in an age where the walls of privacy are quickly crumbling. Today, everything we say or do is up for grabs. A racy comment made in English class often becomes the subject of a tweet by end of...

Only seven out of eight

October 12, 2010

By Vivien Mao When it comes to freedom in choosing a curriculum, Harvard-Westlake, compared to other secondary schools, is pretty lenient. But there are still many major flaws and frustrations I find...

Don’t force it

September 21, 2010

By Abbie Neufeld At a recent practice, my water polo team was completing a pyramid style swim set. Since it was one of the first practices of the year, after finishing the beginning of the set, our coach...

Chicago festival to screen student films

Chronicle Staff April 27, 2010

By Justine Goode   A serial killing cooking teacher, a renegade Cupid, a hypercompetitive lemonade stand owner — all these characters and more will be featured in films at the 2010 Cine...

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