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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Jonah Anschell 23 poses for his yearbook photo during the 2022-2023 school year. Anschell passed away on April 19 from suicide.

School responds after second student death

Davis Marks and Grant Park May 28, 2023

The school enacted new academic policies and mental health initiatives intended to support students following the deaths of Jordan Park '25 and Jonah Anschell '23 in March and April, respectively. On...

Students gather on Ted Slavin field for Field Day.

Prefect Council and Community Council host Field Day

Saisha Kumar March 28, 2023

Community Council and Prefect Council hosted the annual Field Day during lunch on Ted Slavin Field on March 24. Field Day included a pizza food truck, barbeque food, an ice cream sundae bar, water balloon...

Prefect Council hosts Academic Fair

Nathan Wang March 15, 2023

Prefect Council hosted the annual Academic Fair to highlight new and existing courses for the 2023-2024 academic year on March 7. Students browsed courses and heard directly from teachers and student representatives...

Clarifying community service

Alden Detmer February 18, 2023

With the administration reinstating the hands-on component of the school's 12-hour community service requirement, volunteering in the community is as important as ever. Community service hours can provide...

Underneath a freeway, people experiencing homelessness build shelters.

Community reflects on homelessness in Studio City

Iona Lee March 24, 2022

As Will Sonneborn '24 ran by a homeless encampment, he said he noticed a man who held a sign that read “I’m thirsty, and I need water." Sonneborn said that there's a contradiction in witnessing...

Streamlining the River Park project

Streamlining the River Park project

Editorial Board February 17, 2022

Despite the inundation of River Park banners on campus and related posts on the school’s social media accounts, much of the school community is disconnected from the project. Many students who see these...

After the garden’s opening, President Rick Commons and Head of Communications Ari Engelberg 89 receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Los Angeles City Council Member Nithya Raman.

Local organizations unveil Fairway Garden on Ventura

Natasha Speiss February 12, 2022

Studio City residents and council members celebrated the unveiling of Fairway Garden, a garden located on the small hillside on Fairway Avenue and Ventura Boulevard, Feb. 10. The school collaborated with...

Sam Pulaski 24 and Staff Writer Tate Sheehy 24 pose with chicken and waffles from the WAFL food truck.

Prefect Council hosts WAFL food truck on campus

Ella Yadegar December 4, 2021

Prefect Council brought a WAFL truck to campus Friday for this month's Food Truck Friday. Students could purchase a combination of fried chicken and waffles or chicken tenders and fries for $9.00 on the...

Teen HWJFA members sit around a table and converse with each other at the Fall Teen Shabbat Dinner.

HWJFA hosts Fall Teen Shabbat dinner

Grant Park November 3, 2021

Members of Harvard-Westlake Jewish Families Alliance (HWJFA) gathered to celebrate their Fall Teen Shabbat dinner in Beverly Hills on Friday. Founded in 2020, HWJFA aims to provide Jewish families in the...

PARKS AND RECREATION: At the Weddington Golf & Tennis Property, Studio City residents use the driving range to practice golf on a summer’s day. This property was purchased by the school and will be converted into the River Park athletic facility, which is scheduled to be completed in 2025.

River Park athletic facility in works

Will Sherwood August 30, 2021

The school hopes to begin construction to create the $100 million River Park athletic facility, a 16-acre athletic property complete with environmentally friendly features. After a summer of preparing...

Embracing Each Other Once Again

Embracing Each Other Once Again

Editorial Board August 28, 2021

In our first issue of Volume 30, published last August, we wrote about missing the "little things" in school that we would normally take for granted. We longed for leisurely walks around campus during...

 The first of the four 80-page sections were given to students at an on-campus drive-thru Jan. 23. 

Yearbook unveils new format

Claire Connor and Leo Saperstein January 25, 2021

Volume 30 of Vox Populi, the school’s student-run yearbook, will consist of four separate books, each correlated to one school quarter. The first of the four 80-page sections were given to students...

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