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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 view films made by their classmates in Ahmanson Theater, which was one of the activities available during Community Time.

Student and faculty artistic talents showcased in Community Time

Madison Baffo September 16, 2021

Upper school students gathered on Monday, Sept. 14 for an interactive event where they had the opportunity to experience the creative talents of the school community. In the Feldman-Horn gallery, art...

Community members participate in a breakout room discussion about nonpartisanship.

SLIDE leads social and racial discussion workshops at Community Time

Leo Saperstein May 11, 2021

Student Leaders for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (SLIDE), a collection of affinity group student leaders, hosted workshops to explore the intricacies of being a student activist during Community Flex...

ASiA Club Leaders present on APAH month and introduce video presentations.

ASiA celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Community Flex Time

Fallon Dern and Leo Saperstein May 6, 2021

The Asian Students in Action (ASiA) Club led an all-community celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage (APAH) Month at Community Flex Time May 4. Club leaders Mia Shelton ’21, Chelsea Cho ’21,...

Reyto answers questions from event moderators (clockwise) Haley Rothbart 21 and Gracie Klein 21.

Holocaust survivor and author speaks on her journey at Community Flex Time

Leo Saperstein April 25, 2021

Holocaust survivor and award-winning author Susanne Reyto detailed her experience as a child during World War II and answered questions about modern anti-Semitism in a Community Flex Time hosted by the...

Rabbi Brous speaks in a discussion moderated by Community Council members (left-right) Jonathan Cosgrove 21 and Mia Shelton 21

Rabbi Sharon Brous speaks on faith-based activism

Claire Conner and James Hess March 27, 2021

Rabbi Sharon Brous, the founder of the Jewish congregation IKAR, discussed the importance of faith and activism to students during Community Flex Time Tuesday, March 23. Brous spoke about the history...

Virtual Academic Fair showcases next year’s courses

Kate Burry March 23, 2021

Upper school students and teachers gathered over Zoom to discuss next year’s course options at the first virtual Academic Fair on March 15 during Community Flex Time. In past years, teachers would set...

Members of Asian Students in Action (ASiA) and Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) Co-Chair and Diversity Coordinator Yutopia Essex present history and celebrations about Lunar New Year and Black History Month.

BLACC Co-Chair and ASiA members present during Community Flex Time

Fallon Dern February 12, 2021

Members of Asian Students in Action (ASiA) and Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) Co-Chair and Diversity Coordinator Yutopia Essex presented history and celebrations about Lunar New Year and Black...

Counselors send schoolwide mental health email

Tessa Augsberger February 11, 2021

Upper School Counselors Michelle Bracken, Brittany Bronson and Tina McGraw and Athletics Counselor Kat Scardino sent an all-school email Thursday addressing heightened mental health concerns in the school...

Conservative PBS host Margaret Hoover and her husband, CNN Senior Political Analyst and registered independent John Avlon spoke to the school about open political dialogue Feb. 3.

PBS Host, CNN Senior Political Analyst speak to students about political disagreement

Leo Saperstein and Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff February 4, 2021

Conservative PBS host Margaret Hoover and her husband, CNN Senior Political Analyst and registered independent John Avlon, spoke to the school about managing political polarization and how it relates...

Videos memorializing 2020 shared during Community Flex Time

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff January 15, 2021

Students and faculty presented videos commemorating the end of 2020 during the school's Community Flex Time on Dec. 15. Reverend Anne Gardner began the webinar by expressing gratitude toward those who...

Get Lit poetry group performs

Fallon Dern December 12, 2020

Members of Get Lit, a spoken word troupe based in Los Angeles, led a poetry teaser and showcase during Community Flex Time on Nov. 18. Get Lit Public Outreach Manager Mason Granger, a writer with over...

Students discuss Wes Moores speech in breakout rooms divided by their dean group during Community Flex Time.
Credit: Lucas Cohen-Darbleoff

Discussion groups reflect over Flex Time Speaker

Lucas Cohen-D'arbleoff and Melody Tang October 13, 2020

Students and faculty discussed guest speaker Wes Moore, an author and social entrepreneur, during Community Flex Time on Sept. 29 . In breakout rooms organized by dean group, participants explored topics...

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