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The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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...

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...

Students organize, participate in community volunteer intitatives

Daphne Davies December 12, 2020

In light of Thanksgiving, the upcoming holiday season and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, students and clubs are making an effort to give back to their communities. Some students are adapting and...

Charity: for college or community?

Alec Rosenthal October 20, 2020

Student-run charities are springing up left and right in our school community. However, it is easy to question the authenticity of giving back to the community amidst the presence of college applications,...

Deadline for community service requirement extended

Siobhan Harms March 23, 2020

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Upper School Counselor Michelle Bracken and Upper School Dean of Students Jordan Church said in an email March 23  the deadline for the community service requirement...

Reach out for outreach

Reach out for outreach

Celine Park November 18, 2019

Without fail, there is an ever-familiar wave of panic that hits the student body every year: the stress of fulfilling community service hours. The school’s 12-hour requirement does not seem too difficult...

Students volunteer at annual Luminaria event

Tanisha Gunby December 2, 2018

Members of the school community helped set up lanterns for the Studio City Neighborhood Council's eighth annual Luminaria at Campo de Cahuenga on Saturday. Chair of Cultural Affairs Committee Richard...

Community Council rewards students who have completed community service hours

Anusha Mathur April 26, 2018

Community Council rewarded students who have completed their 12 hour community service requirement with free Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream April 25. Students had the choice of several flavors, including rainbow,...

Izzy Reif '18 and Chronicle staff writer Marcelo Blander-Rodriguez '20 participate in the HW Boxing outreach trip. Credit: Jacob Lapin '19

Boxing Club laces up to fight homelessness

Anusha Mathur April 17, 2018

HW Boxing Club members and coaches ran a boxing clinic for children ages 4 to 16 at an LA Family Housing transitional facility April 13. LA Family Housing is an organization that helps people transition...

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