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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

Jo Grody 22, Shoshana Bernstein 22 and more pose during the Special Olympics track race.

Students engage in community service

Iona Lee April 27, 2022

Community Council organized Community Service Week from April 18 to April 23 in order for students to gain more community service hours before the May 6 deadline. The week opened with a community service...

Students wait in line during lunch for the Plant Power Food Truck hosted by Environmental Club.

Environmental Club hosts vegan food truck for Earth Day

Grant Park April 26, 2022

The Environmental Club hosted a Plant Power Food Truck on Friday to conclude a series of on-campus events including a clothing drive, a used battery drop off and plant sale throughout the week in honor...

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Spring Break-Down: Tree Planting Community Service

Jina Jeon March 24, 2022

Although we should all do our part to keep the planet clean throughout the year, spring is an exceptionally great time to pursue environmental projects. With Earth Day just around the corner, participating...

Club Leaders Aden Juda 22 and Julianna Ross 22 pose for a photo next to their Bear Boxes drive in support of A Place Called Home (APCH).

Bear Boxes Club hosts donation drive

Averie Perrin December 23, 2021

Bear Boxes Club hosted a donation drive Dec. 6-10 in support of A Place Called Home (APCH), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families in South Central Los Angeles recover from generational...

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...

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...

On a dummy, an illustrated student practices CPR technique. With the new requirement, all students beginning with the class of 2024 will be trained in CPR.

School institutes new CPR community service requirement

Grant Park September 20, 2021

The school announced a new requirement for all upper school students to complete 10 hours of CPR/AED and first aid training before graduation in an email sent to students and parents Sept. 14. Dean...

Eva Salas 22 works on part of the mural at Crete Academy with visual arts students.

Visual art students paint mural at Crete Academy for community service trip

Annabelle Nickoll May 4, 2021

Students painted a 5’ by 140’ mural at Crete Academy in Hyde Park, an elementary school that serves homeless, special needs and underprivileged youth, on Friday, April 30. Crete Academy is a charter...

Wilson Federman ’24 sorts through piles of shoes donated from local students.

Soles4Good collects shoes from students to send to El Salvador

Natasha Speiss March 30, 2021

Soles4Good, an organization founded by Amaan Furniturewala '21 and Alec Katz '19 in 2017 that helps women in developing countries start businesses selling used shoes, sorted through over 4,200 shoes March...

Youth Ending Hunger club hosts art auction to benefit foster youth

Fallon Dern and Leo Saperstein March 20, 2021

The Youth Ending Hunger (YEH) club announced students can gain community service hours by donating their art pieces to the club in an email sent March 19. The pieces will then be auctioned off to parents...

Page Clancy 22 stands next to a collection of old computers and technological devices in the parking lot outside of Hamilton Gym on Feb. 21. Photo Credit: Printed with permission of Jordan Church

Junior hosts on-campus technology drive

Claire Conner February 23, 2021

Page Clancy ’22 hosted a technology drive to collect used technology at the upper school parking lot for Human-I-T, a not-for-profit organization that refurbishes donated devices and gives them to low-income...

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