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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

COVID-19 vaccination rates increase on campus

COVID-19 vaccination rates increase on campus

Natasha Speiss October 18, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination rate among students has risen from approximately 94% to 98% from the start of the school year to now, the Community Health Office said. All students who had only begun the process...

After receiving her first two doses earlier in the pandemic, middle school Latin Teacher Mercedes Barletta receives a COVID-19 booster shot at the schools vaccination clinic.

Health department organizes clinics to administer vaccines

Natasha Speiss October 8, 2021

Elements Pharmacy partnered with the school to hold booster shot and flu vaccination clinics at both the Middle School and Upper School campuses Oct. 4-8. The booster clinics were open to faculty members,...

Before school starts, students gather on the fire road in order to be tested for COVID-19. This testing occurs weekly, with sophomores, juniors and seniors being tested on different days.

Attendance office emphasizes importance of weekly COVID-19 testing

Davis Marks September 28, 2021

The school issued a reminder to students about the weekly pooled COVID-19 testing policy Monday. Upper School Student Discipline and Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado wrote to all Upper School...

Students line up to get tested for COVID-19 before school at Palisades Charter High School.

LAUSD mandates vaccines

Natalie Cosgrove September 15, 2021

The governing board of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced that all eligible students, 12 and older, are required to receive the vaccine to attend schools within the district. The...

Before the start of school, students gather on the fire road for mandatory COVID-19 testing by grade level. Constant testing ensures the safety of the community in the event of a positive case, so students can prevent the spread of the virus.

School confirms first COVID-19 case of the year

Davis Marks and Alex Hahn September 7, 2021

The Community Health Office confirmed the first case of COVID-19 at the Upper School Monday following two weeks of in-person school. After hearing of a positive test result from a student, the Community...

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It’s a first for everyone: Making up for lost time

James Hess, Assistant Opinion Editor September 1, 2021

As a new ninth grader who came to the school without the friendships and memories usually forged in seventh and eighth grade, I’ve always perceived the upper school campus as a place to make up for lost...

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It’s a first for everyone: Embracing uncertainty

Sarah Mittleman, Opinion Editor September 1, 2021

When students departed for what we expected to be a two-week quarantine, I was a sophomore who had yet to experience a full year at the Upper School. I hadn’t started behind-the-wheel driving lessons,...

Local restaurants accommodate to COVID-19

Davis Marks August 27, 2021

As cases of the COVID-19 delta variant increase, restaurants near the school have adjusted protocol for customers. Il Tramezzino owner RickWalken said his restaurant persevered despite the challenges...

California removes most state-wide COVID-19 restrictions

James Hess June 15, 2021

California lifted many restrictions on masking, social distancing and capacity limits June 15. The measure follows a prolonged decrease in the rate of COVID-19 cases across the state, which has also administered...

Chandace-Akirin Apacanis ’21 gives her nasal swab to Upper School Nurse Becca Pilgrim before class outside of the Munger Science Center in adherence with school COVID-19 protocols.

COVID-19 testing protocols work effectively

Melody Tang June 2, 2021

Sophomores, juniors and seniors began returning to in-person classes together starting May 17, following nearly two months of coming to campus based on a daily rotating grade system. . During this time,...

A tiger representing a top competitor in the metaphorical jungle of high school growls while holding an A+ paper.

Survival of the Fittest: The Dangers and Benefits of Academic Competition

Ava Fattahi June 1, 2021

Casey Weisman ’22 felt the blue fluorescent glow of his laptop screen on his face as he logged onto his fifth virtual college panel in mid-April. He immediately began worrying about the upcoming college...

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...

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