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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

President Rick Commons urges the school community to remain vigilant about wearing masks in an email May 25.

Administration recommends masks amid COVID-19 surge

Davis Marks June 1, 2022

Following a recent surge of cases in Los Angeles and within the school community, President Rick Commons sent an all-school email with new COVID-19 recommendations on May 25. In the email, Commons encouraged...

An illustration depicts President Joe Biden standing in front of a podium.

Calling Biden to action

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff May 26, 2022

When National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in 2021, she laid out a vision of hope and unity for the United States' next...

The Community Health Office redefined its definition of being fully vaccinated to include the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. All students are required to have received the booster shot in order to attend school on campus.

Community Health Office mandates vaccine booster

Davis Marks February 19, 2022

The Community Health Office (CHO) redefined its definition of being "fully vaccinated" to include the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot in an email Feb. 4. The policy states that as of Feb. 1, all students...

Savannah Shaub 23 sits in her Chinese course surrounded by her classmates masked with surgical and KN95 masks.

Community Health Office announces new COVID-19 protocols

Chloe Park and Tate Sheehy February 17, 2022

The HW Community Health Office (CHO) announced new COVID-19 protocols regarding masks on Feb.16. Consistent with recently announced Los Angeles Department of Public Health guidelines, masks are no longer...

Hannah Carbunaru 24 visits a fruit stand at the Studio City Farmers Market, masked up in front of a table of mandarins.

Studio City Farmers Market adapts to Omicron

Iona Lee January 25, 2022

As COVID-19 cases rise to almost 2.5 million cases in total due to the surge of the Omicron variant, the Studio City Farmers Market remains open while enforcing community health guidelines. The Farmers...

Brock Getson 24 prepares to get his booster shot on campus.

HW Community Health Office announces booster clinics

Natalie Cosgrove and Nathalie Leung January 20, 2022

The HW Community Health Office (CHO) announced on-campus booster clinics for students available starting the week of Jan. 20. The school's definition of “fully-vaccinated” now requires a vaccine booster...

Staged student, Becca Berlin/Chronicle, continues her studies remotely while at home with COVID-19.

Sick Day

Allegra Drago, Assistant Features Editor January 20, 2022

Annabelle Mass ’24 glanced at the carpool lane on the first day back from winter break, searching for friends to walk to class with. As she watched the line pass outside her window, she noticed her friend...

Palm trees line both sides of the street on Ventura Boulevard and Laurel .Canyon intersection, where establishments such as Laurel Tavern and Mazza Modern Kitchen adapt to the rise in COVID-19 cases.

Soaring COVID-19 cases impact Studio City businesses

Grant Park and Jackson Mayer January 20, 2022

The ongoing surge of the omicron COVID-19 variant has led to increased infection rates in Los Angeles County, with over 2 million cases tallied in total, as of Jan. 14. Although Studio City’s daily case...

Zooming Back Online

Zooming Back Online

Leo Saperstein, Assistant Sports Editor January 20, 2022

When broken down to their core components, in-person and online instruction are not so different. Both challenge student engagement, retention and curiosity. After the shock of returning to in-person school,...

Illustration by Sydney Fener

Law and Omicron: Trial by Worry

Editorial Board January 20, 2022

As winter break came to a close, students eagerly awaited a return to on-campus education, only to be met with two disappointing days of asynchronous assignments. What could have been a triumphant beginning...

Community Health Officer Milo Sini and Head of Communication and Strategic Initiatives Ari Engelberg ’89 discuss the day’s student COVID-19 testing. The Community Health Office (CHO) recently began testing students individually in place of its previous use of weekly pooled testing; they now send results to families within 48 hours.

Looking Inside the Community Health Office

Natasha Speiss January 19, 2022

Head of Communications and Strategic Initiatives Ari Engelberg ’89 and Community Health Officer Milo Sini work with the school’s Community Health Office (CHO) to lead the school through the COVID-19...

Head Prefect and Executive Editor Quincey Dern ’22 takes a deep breath before receiving the COVID-19 booster shot at Elements Pharmacy.

Administration issues new COVID-19 protocols amid surge in cases

Natalie Cosgrove and Alex Hahn January 19, 2022

The administration updated COVID-19 testing and protocols in an effort to both maintain in-person learning and accommodate those self-quarantining in response to the increased positive COVID-19 infection...

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