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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

Teachers’ Testimony

Julian Andreone May 28, 2021

Teachers and students were working with less than thirty minutes of class remaining when The City Journal published “The Miseducation of America’s Elites” on March 9. In the article, journalist Bari...

School releases revised 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide

Tammer Bagdasarian February 11, 2020

The school released its 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide, which includes an array of new courses and modifications that will go into effect next year alongside the school’s redesigned block schedule. The...

Letter to the Editors – Head of Upper School Laura Ross

Laura Ross, Head of Upper School February 10, 2020

I read with interest the Opinion piece in the Jan. 29 edition of the Chronicle entitled “A-P(ushed) The Wrong Way” and would like to clear up a few misconceptions and offer a different perspective. The...

A-P(ushed) the wrong way

A-P(ushed) the wrong way

Hannah Han January 29, 2020

When I first applied to Harvard-Westlake in sixth grade, one of the rumors I heard most frequently was that Harvard-Westlake, or “HW,” stands for “homework” or “hard work.” Harvard-Westlake’s...

Clothing drive counteracts negative effects of fast fashion

Madi Massey March 2, 2019

AP Environmental Science students conducted a clothing drive Feb. 11-15 to raise awareness about the impact of fast fashion in hopes of bringing attention to the dangers of the industry and its negative...

Bubbled In: Standardized Testing in AP Course Curricula

Bubbled In: Standardized Testing in AP Course Curricula

Alena Rubin June 2, 2017

After taking her first unit test in an Advanced Placement class at the beginning of junior year, Alyse Tran ’18 said she felt:   a) Frustration b) A decline in motivation c) Helplessness d) All...

Guest speaker Genevive Delfosse leads a meeting with French teachers to encourage the introduction of interpersonal assessments and other new sources into the French curriculum. Credit: Claudia Wong/Chronicle

French staff incorporates new sources

Claudia Wong August 30, 2016

  French teachers began a process to improve the French curriculum during a professional development workshop called “Planning and Evaluation with IPAs and Authentic Sources” at the Upper School...

Science teacher Narae Park. Credit: Nathansons

Science department changes chemistry course

Noa Schwartz August 30, 2016

Chemistry students will learn from an entirely redesigned curriculum, which includes less content and more homework and labs, beginning this year. Chemistry team leader Narae Park, Head of the Science...

Teachers from 60 classes showcase courses at Academic Fair in quad

Jivani Gengatharan February 13, 2013

Students browsed courses for next year and spoke with teachers as part of the Academic Fair this past Monday during activities period. Tables were set up on the quad for 60 classes. Teachers were allowed...

Barzdukas to serve in new admin role

September 8, 2011

By Michael Rothberg Head of Athletics Audrius Barzdukas has been promoted to the newly created role of Associate Head of Harvard-Westlake. Retaining his duties as head of athletics, Barzdukas...

Speakers make us smarter

May 24, 2011

By Allison Hamburger When I hear that we have a guest speaker, my first instinct, like many of my classmates, is to groan. A foreign schedule, a prolonged day and uncomfortable plastic chairs just don’t...

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