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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Community Council members pose for a photo by their booth, where they raised over $1000 for Ukrainian refugees.

Bake sale raises funds for Ukrainians

Iona Lee March 13, 2022

Community Council sold Zooies cookies on the Quad to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees on Mar. 11. Proceeds were donated to Lifting Hands International (LHI), a nonprofit organization that provides war...

Nuzzy Sykes 24 poses next to an American Red Cross truck driven onto campus for the blood drive.

Community Council holds blood drive

Iona Lee February 28, 2022

Community Council hosted a blood drive by the American Red Cross health organization Friday. The administration encouraged members from the community to donate blood at the drive, which was open from 9...

Iona Lee 24 surveys the four canned food drive bins prior to the commencement of the event. Credit: Iona Lee/Chronicle

Community Council hosts canned food drive

Iona Lee February 13, 2022

Community Council organized a food drive for the SOVA Valley chapter of the Jewish Family Service Los Angeles (JFSLA), beginning Jan. 31. SOVA translates to “to eat and be satisfied” from Hebrew, and...

Daniela Quintero 22 and Makenna Dovel 23 pose with encouraging signs at the WeSPARK event.

Students volunteer at WeSPARK walk/run

Ella Yadegar February 5, 2022

The WeSPARK Cancer Support Center hosted their 12th annual walk/run event at Lake Balboa on Jan. 30. Students volunteered to help participants at different stations along the 5k/10k race. Members of Community...

Students dunk Math Teacher Joshua Helston and enjoy pizza during the event organized by Community Council.

Community Council organizes donation celebration

Davis Marks and Iona Lee February 1, 2022

Community Council hosted an all-school event during Conference Time on Friday to celebrate over 4,000 student donations during its November Thanksgiving Drive. The event featured free pizza for students...

Dean of Students and ISIR Teacher Jordan Church converses with Matthew Messaye 22, before grabbing a Krispy Kreme donut from Community Council member Andrew Choe 22.

Community Council releases 2021 Thanksgiving Drive results

Kriste An December 7, 2021

Community Council organized a Thanksgiving drive on campus and encouraged students to donate canned goods and hygiene products to the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry from Nov. 9 to 18. The Upper...

Juniors make snack packages to donate to The Peoples Concern during their class meeting. Before making the packages, students had the opportunity to learn about homelessness and the mission of The Peoples Concern.

Annual Community Service Week takes place

Iona Lee November 20, 2021

Community Council organized the annual community service week, where the school hosts different programs and clubs throughout campus, from November 15-18. Community service activities were planned for...

Chronicle Poll shows student opinions and plans for Thanksgiving Break.

Community Council organizes food drive

Grant Park November 19, 2021

Community Council organized a Thanksgiving food drive for North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry beginning Nov. 9. The council set a goal of 4,000 donations by Nov. 18 and offered students service hours...

An illustration features bags of candy being placed in a donation box. Two donation boxes were placed on campus, where students could drop candy to be donated to Operation Gratitude.

Community Council holds candy drive

Davis Marks and Abigail Hailu November 5, 2021

Community Council is partnering with Operation Gratitude, a national nonprofit devoted to supporting members of the military, veterans and first responders, to host a leftover Halloween candy drive Nov....

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...

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