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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

CDC eases mask requirements as Los Angeles enters city’s yellow tier

Sandra Koretz May 31, 2021

Fully vaccinated individuals were first permitted to be maskless outdoors except in certain settings when Los Angeles County moved to the yellow tier, the least restrictive tier in California's Blueprint...

The COVID-19 Vaccine Debate: Impulsive Immunization

The COVID-19 Vaccine Debate: Impulsive Immunization

Ryan Razmjoo October 14, 2020

Vaccines are undeniably important for the health and economic stability of society. However, it is also important for members of the public to do their due diligence before receiving any kind of medical...

The COVID-19 Vaccine Debate: Validating Vaccines

The COVID-19 Vaccine Debate: Validating Vaccines

Caroline Jacoby October 14, 2020

With hundreds of thousands affected by COVID-19, scientists are working to quickly develop a safe vaccine for the public. This expedited timeline for the vaccine has left many people within the United...

Connections Cut Off

Connections Cut Off

Kate Burry October 14, 2020

  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, French teacher Amandine Nelaton began every class by stopping at her students’ desks and conversing with them about their goals, passions and lives. Using her positive...

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It’s the Little Things

Editorial Board August 27, 2020

When California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that schools in Los Angeles County would not be allowed to start in person, many students, including us staffers on The Chronicle, were extremely disappointed....

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Alexa Druyanoff

Pandemic impacts college recruitment

Amelia Scharff August 27, 2020

When Williams College commit Gabby Odoom ’21 got the notification that her spring track and field season was canceled, fear rushed through her body. She wouldn't be able to compete and would lose the...

Commons presents reopening plans for 2020-21 school year

Tessa Augsberger and Sandra Koretz August 5, 2020

The administration released their Return to School Plans and Guidelines for the 2020-21 school year July 31. According to the plans, students will attend classes from home in a distance-learning model...

Commons releases update in response to rising coronavirus cases

Hannah Han July 18, 2020

President Rick Commons announced in a schoolwide email July 17 that summer sports practices will be suspended, and a full return to campus is less likely amid surging coronavirus cases. His statement...

School Reopening Task Force releases tentative plan

Sandra Koretz July 15, 2020

The School Reopening Task Force released a new, tentative plan via email July 6 designed to implement a safe return to school for students, faculty and staff. The school plans to partially hold some classes...

Commons postpones graduation for 2020-2021 school year

Hannah Han June 12, 2020

In an email to students, parents, faculty and staff, President Rick Commons announced Friday that the school will delay graduation for the class of 2021 until June 11 of next year and will continue to...

On the Front Lines

Hannah Han June 8, 2020

When an unfamiliar vehicle pulled into his driveway, Jake Schroeder '20 hurried to the window to watch as his father, a pulmonologist, stepped out onto the pavement, donning a hazmat suit. Schroeder's...

Zooming to University

Zooming to University

Tanisha Gunby June 4, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges have been making significant changes to the admissions process. So far, the change in policy to optional standardized testing has sparked controversy....

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