The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

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

Speaking on behalf of ASiA

Speaking on behalf of ASiA

Alison Oh October 4, 2018

This past Monday, Lisa See addressed the school during an all-school assembly. See is a multiple times New York Times bestselling author, with years of leadership in the local Chinese-American community...

Illustration by Spencer Klink 20.

Tuning into Korean Culture: Exploring the Effect of K-Pop on Korean-Americans

Alison Oh September 5, 2018

At the first ever school-wide multicultural fair last year, the Asian Students in Action club blasted Korean pop music, or K-Pop, through huge speakers on the quad. As the foreign music, characterized...

Photo Illustration by Kate Schrage and Kristin Kuwada

No Strings Attached: Discussing the reality of “hook-up culture”

Danielle Spitz November 20, 2017

Wearing skin-tight leggings and a low-cut tank top, Amanda* ‘18 tugged at her shirt to try to cover up. But after “hooking up” with a senior boy at a party, her outfit wasn’t the only choice that...

Eight Chinese students traveled to Los Angeles with the goal of deepening their knowledge of English. Credit: Printed with permission of Strauss Cooperstein

Chinese students experience campus life

Kitty Luo February 15, 2017

Eight students from the World Leading Schools Association in Shanghai, China visited the Upper School for 13 days from Jan. 29 to Feb. 10 with the goal of deepening their knowledge of American society...

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Made in Korea: Reflecting on Multiculturalism

Brittany Hong December 28, 2016

Winter break is a time for rest and travel. As I am enjoying my staycation, I will write about my favorite place to travel to while pondering about the culture that comes with it: I was born in Los Angeles....

Graphic by Nicole Kim

“A” is for Asian?: Impact of the “model minority” myth

Nicole Kim November 29, 2016

When Steven Zhao ’19 left his English class holding a graded essay, his friend took a quick look at the “B+” scrawled on a margin, cracked a smile and said, “you dishonor your family.” Zhao...

Italy through a cup of caffè

Italy through a cup of caffè

Katie Perrin October 5, 2016

I woke up to and went to bed hearing the sound of the espresso machine in my ear, the best daily “Buongiorno,” or - in English - good morning. That sound would mark each of my transformative 271...

Graphic by Eshanika Chaudhary/Chronicle

Students with Dual Citizenship

Liz Yount April 12, 2016

When traveling to foreign countries, Gabriel Jenkinson ’16 has the choice to go through border security either as an American or Italian citizen. In approximately three months, he will also receive his...

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Welcoming the (Lunar) New Year

Sacha Lin February 10, 2016

Like millions of others across the country, Anna Gong ’18 and her family had the television on for hours last weekend, but Chinese opera performers, lion dancers and dragon dancers in colorful costumes...

Chinese Culture Club holds annual luncheon

Aaron Lyons March 18, 2015

Harvard-Westlake’s Chinese Culture Club members and Chinese language class sang and gave speeches during the 24th annual Chinese New Year Luncheon. The event was held at the Skirball Cultural Center...

5 juniors attend LASA infrastructure program

Sacha Lin September 3, 2014

Five juniors began their exploration of city infrastructure and culture with the Los Angeles Service Academy and will continue the program throughout the year. Ben Winters ’16, Noah Redlich ’16, Shelby...

Escaping my comfort zone

Eojin Choi August 27, 2013

One of my goals in life is to step on the soil of every single country in the world. Not quite realistic, I know, but I like the sound of it. This summer, I added Mongolia to my short list of countries...

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