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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

The Sanctity of Ditch Day

The Sanctity of Ditch Day

Steve Yang May 3, 2019

Although many teachers’ views on this matter have evolved over the years, I still believe that excellence should be recognized. This senior class has, to my knowledge, surpassed all previous classes...

Seniors to face no consequences for skipping class Coachella Friday

Lindsay Wu April 9, 2019

Due to joint planning between Prefect Council and the school, seniors will not be punished for missing class April 12, which is both “Coachella Friday” and this year’s Senior Skip Day, Head of Upper...

Integrity: meet us in the middle

Chronicle Staff May 2, 2018

The school website states that “Harvard-Westlake’s academic community is defined by our Honor Code.” Every student on campus has signed their name affirming their commitment to uphold the code. In...

Photo by Caty Czeto. Photo illustration by Jenny Li.

Facing the Music: Coachella Consequences

Jenny Li April 26, 2018

Sirus Wheaton ’19 stood alone, surrounded by hundreds of strangers. The crowd was silent in anticipation, waiting for the members of BROCKHAMPTON to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival....

No-chella: Have some chill

Lucas Gelfond January 23, 2018

Eyes half open, restless from hours of driving and exhausted from a pitiful night of sleep, I walked onto campus and into my second period history class. It was April 17. I had just returned from one of...

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: combination of Coachella, Senior Ditch Day contributes to record low attendance

Sophie Haber April 30, 2017

One-hundred-twenty students missed school after Coachella on April 17, exceeding the number of absences in recent history. Upper School Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado said this year’s absences...

Attendance drops due to ‘ditch day’ and Coachella

Angela Chon April 14, 2015

Fifty-two percent of scheduled senior classes were missed yesterday as a result of absences for college visits, the March of the Living Holocaust awareness trip, the Coachella Music Valley Festival and...

Coachella absentees to get detention

Jessica Lee April 9, 2013

Students who choose to miss class this Friday to attend the Coachella Music Festival are being urged to be honest about the decision and accept the consequences, which would be a single detention. In...

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