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The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Zooming to University

Zooming to University

Tanisha Gunby June 4, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges have been making significant changes to the admissions process. So far, the change in policy to optional standardized testing has sparked controversy....

Our fifth quarter culture

Lindsay Wu May 1, 2019

There are 36 days until summer, according to one of my classmates. Though he has announced the latest count after each eighth period math class since October, the end of the school year is now almost...

High Stakes: The deadline wildcard

High Stakes: The deadline wildcard

Kate Schrage November 20, 2017

The infamous Nov. 1 deadline has come and gone for Early Decision and Early Action college applicants. For most students, juggling their applications with the workload of senior year was a struggle, and...

Photo illustration by Sam Ko.

High Stakes: The first roll of the dice

Kate Schrage August 30, 2017

With the year's first issue of The Chronicle comes the first installment of High Stakes: a year-long profile of four anonymous seniors through their respective college processes leading up to an identity...

Deans warn about drawbacks of overshooting early application process

Jonathan Seymour October 7, 2015

Upper school deans Beth Slattery and Kyle Graham gave a presentation to seniors and their parents entitled “The Opportunity Cost of Aiming Too High in the Early Application Process” at Senior College...

Extended break provides chance for college visits, brief vacation

Sarah Novicoff October 15, 2013

Students plan to visit colleges, work on college applications and relax during this week’s changed mid-semester break. Seniors will have Wednesday off while juniors and sophomores take the PSAT. The...

Chapter 9

May 26, 2011

By Catherine Wang Jacqueline Sir Zoe* the Artist Intended Major: Film and Television Regrets? I honestly don't. I'm glad everything turned out the way it did. Advice for artists: Don't start last minute...

Appreciate it now

Chronicle Staff December 16, 2010

By Anabel Pasarow At the start of every school year we tell ourselves to get the Community Service requirement out of the way early on or to join the Social Committee because we secretly want to but...

Enjoying the unexpected

September 1, 2010

By Mary Rose Fissinger Millions of songs have been written about the joyous days of summer. Come the start of June, commercials, stores, or perhaps even your own iPods constantly blare the occasionally...

12 grade: Roller coaster

May 26, 2010

This was it. Senior year was what we had been waiting for, when everything was supposed to come together. The first stretch was an uphill battle: grades still mattered, college applications were stacking...


October 1, 2008

 By Shayna FreislebenMy parents haven’t been too pleased with me lately. The list of problems is growing. I haven’t been working on college applications at the pace they would like. It peeves...

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