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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

Students partake in an outdoor trauma-informed yoga class, arranged by the Jenesse Center.

Community Council holds service event at Jenesse Center

Kriste An September 24, 2021

Community Council hosted its first event of the school year at the Jenesse Center, a domestic violence shelter, on Saturday. Established in 1980, the Jenesse Center is the oldest non-profit domestic...

Toiletry drive to benefit the Harold Robinson Foundation

Karen Wu March 8, 2021

Nicole Rich '21 organized a toiletry drive through Community Council for the Harold Robinson Foundation (HRF), a nonprofit that supports disadvantaged children in South Los Angeles. "I am excited to...

Chance Walker 21 and Izzy Welsh 22 moderate the mental health discussion with panelists Natalie Margolin 10 and Ben Platt 10.

Tony Award winner Ben Platt ’10 and award-winning playwright Natalie Margolin ’10 participate in student-led mental health discussion

Katharine Steers March 5, 2021

Award-winning playwright Natalie Margolin ’10 and actor Ben Platt ’10 spoke to students about their experiences with mental health during a Community Flex Time webinar Thursday. Members of Bring...

Juniors organize on-campus book drive

Juniors organize on-campus book drive

Fallon Dern February 23, 2021

Sawyer Strasberg '22, Talia Tepper '22 and Lily Saada '22 hosted an on-campus book drive with Community Council on Feb. 20. They partnered with Wise Readers to Leaders, an organization that helps low-income...

Community Council plans for thrift shop drive

Fallon Dern February 7, 2021

Community Council’s Inaugural HW Thrift Shop Drive is just around the corner. The club announced that they will be collecting clothing over Presidents Day Weekend during Prefect Council’s on-campus...

Credit: HW Communications Department

Community Council organizes Thanksgiving drive for at-risk seniors

Will Sheehy December 13, 2020

The HW Community Council organized a toiletry drive in conjunction with the Valley InterCommunity Council (VIC) to assist at-risk seniors in the San Fernando Valley on Nov. 7 and 14. Students donated...

Students invited back to campus for social activities

Sandra Koretz October 31, 2020

In an email to upper school students, Prefect Council announced that the campus will be open to students to participate in small group activities starting the week of Nov. 9. Attending these group activities...

Community Council hosts toy drive for New Directions for Youth

Milla Ben-Ezra December 14, 2019

Community Council hosted a toy drive on campus from Dec. 9 to Dec. 13 in support of New Directions for Youth, an organization that provides many services and programs that support children in need. Founded...

Brendan Kang ’20, Tali Tufeld ’20 and Kate Konvitz ’20 lie in the back of a car while watching “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in the senior lot Thursday. Community Council hosted the drive-in movie after a month of planning, and donated the profits to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Credit: Ethan Lachman/Chronicle

Community Council organizes drive-in to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Ethan Lachman November 9, 2019

To raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Community Council hosted its first ever drive-in movie, where it screened “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” in the senior parking lot Nov. 7. Students had...

Alexandra Du Manoir 21 and Tabby Ayeni 21 encourage Grace Kosten 22 to join the Gender and Sexuality Awareness Club Oct. 21 during Community Service Week. Credit: Hannah Han/Chronicle

Students find purpose beyond themselves during Community Service Week

Lauren Cho November 1, 2019

Community Council held Community Service Week from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25, giving students an opportunity to engage in and learn about ways that they can benefit communities around them. The week began with...

LAHSO member Josue Martin 20 hands a tamale to Isabel Lawrence 21 on the quad during the fundraiser. Credit: Hannah Han/Chronicle

LAHSO holds fundraiser, culminating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Ethan Lachman October 23, 2019

Marking their first fundraiser since 2017, the Latin American-Hispanic Social Student Organization (LAHSO) sold food on the quad Oct. 15 to raise money for future projects. The sale ran from third period...

Prefects plan for school year, take annual retreat

Luke Schneider August 29, 2019

Upper school prefects and Community Council members attended their annual summer retreats from Aug. 16 to 18 and Aug. 18 to 19, respectively, at the same house in Escondido. Head Prefect Michael Lehrhoff...

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