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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Tours resume in person

Hannah Shahidi, Assistant News Editor November 15, 2023

The Admissions Office conducted in-person tours and events for applicants and their families for the first time since the 2019-2020 admissions season. Previous admissions events had been either fully virtual...

A Chinese girl wears a COVID-19 mask that represents the Chinese flag.

China has failed its citizens

Jade Harris, Assistant Opinion Editor April 9, 2023

When my grandfather contracted COVID-19 at 92 years old in China, his one fear was being hospitalized in the notoriously cramped, overwhelmed clinics. My aunt, a doctor, moved in with my grandparents to...

Big pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer and Moderna, are taking over global vaccine distribution.

Vaccine globalism, Claire-ified

Claire Conner, Assistant Opinion Editor January 21, 2022

As the omicron wave surges to its crest, America and its high-income allies stand ready at the helm, confidently steering through the pandemic's stormy waters. Protected by an abundance of vaccines, these...

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...

New to Normal: Spotlight on Dr. Stewart

New to Normal: Spotlight on Dr. Stewart

Fallon Dern November 20, 2021

     Science teacher Dr. Chelsea Stewart said she felt she had a leg up over other new teachers when she joined the school for the 2020 school year because she had previously worked at the Upper School...

New to Normal: Spotlight on Dr. Sheehy

New to Normal: Spotlight on Dr. Sheehy

Fallon Dern November 20, 2021

   Following a nine year break from teaching and a yearlong substitution teaching history at the Marlborough School, Dr. Peter Sheehy joined the History Department in 2020. Sheehy led his first Advanced...

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...

Newsom announces new guidelines for youth sports

February 22, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom announced new thresholds that counties have to meet in order to resume outdoor youth sports Feb. 19. According to the new guidelines, schools can resume outdoor sports once COVID-19...

COVID-19 CONCERNS: Despite the football teams efforts to conduct socially distanced practices, the school is still reevaluating participant safety.

As cases rise, future of on-campus athletics appears to be in jeopardy

Amelia Scharff December 9, 2020

With COVID-19 cases at an all-time high in California according to the Los Angeles Times, new restrictions may affect on-campus sports practices. In an all-school email sent by President Rick Commons,...

Students return to arts online

Sydney Fener August 27, 2020

In order to adapt to the difficulties that remote learning poses, performing arts teacher Michele Spears said the department announced changes to the regular fall play in an official school-wide email...

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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...

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...

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