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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

Commons addresses college cheating scandal

Casey Kim March 18, 2019

No parent of a student or graduate has been charged in the recent college admission cheating scandal, President Rick Commons announced in an email sent to the school community March 18. “The LA...

Photo Illustration by Sofia Heller and Alison Oh

Slipping Through the Safety Net: Students deal with lower acceptance rates at universities

Kaitlin Musante April 26, 2018

Lucy* ’18 sat with her friend in a near-empty McDonald’s, silently sipping her drink. As she refreshed her email, her heart sank. The word “rejection” flashed across the screen, informing her that...

Seniors apply to schools early, reach more than last year

Indu Pandey November 24, 2016

Seniors applied to colleges early action and decision by Nov. 15 in usual numbers, deans said. Roughly 95 percent of seniors applied early to at least one college, including early action schools, Upper...

130 students miss community service deadline

Erina Szeto May 29, 2013

Approximately 130 students who missed the May 6 community service deadline this year were granted an extension until May 28 to complete their requirement. Seniors who fail to complete a half day of community...

Hudnut to lead WASC evaluation at the Taipei American School

March 16, 2012

By Jack Goldfisher President Thomas C. Hudnut will head a Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation committee in Taiwan later this month. The committee will tour Taipei American School...

Hudnut to chair WASC committee in Taipei

October 21, 2011

By Judd Liebman President Tom Hudnut will head a Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation committee in Taiwan and will make a pre-visit to Taipei American School in early November. "I’ve...

56 skip school for Coachella

April 15, 2011

By Mary Rose Fissinger Sixty students took advantage of the administration's decision to allow students to take an excused absence with parental consent to attend the Coachella Music Festival. Of the...

School to start after Labor Day

March 22, 2011

By Daniel Rothberg The 2011-2012 school year will begin on the Tuesday after Labor Day, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said. The start date falls on a Tuesday rather than a Wednesday, as is typically...

Deans end spring break college tour to Northeast, add tour to South

November 11, 2010

By Saj Sri-Kumar The school will not be running a college tour for juniors to the northeastern states this spring break. Upper School Dean Jon Wimbish said that the school elected to run a tour through...

Too early to tell

November 10, 2010

  By Rebecca Nussbaum As early applications are being submitted, college is a main topic of conversation on campus. The seniors’ energy has changed noticeably over the past six months....

Steering committee encourages suggestions from faculty, students

September 21, 2010

Student and faculty suggestions will be incorporated into the school’s self-evaluation for accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges/California Association for Independent...

Change in e-mail system to protect student privacy

September 1, 2010

By Maddy Baxter In order to protect the privacy of students and update the school’s software, a new e-mail system has been implemented, Director of Computer Services Dave Ruben said. All student...

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