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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

Students perform for elderly

Cole Feldman December 18, 2013

The Harvard-Westlake Outreach Performers sang and read poetry to residents at Sunrise Senior Living in Playa Vista Dec. 14. The 17 club members, who have been practicing since September for this event,...

Choirs sing at LA Phil gathering

Siddarth Kucheria December 18, 2013

Chamber Singers and Jazz Singers performed at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Committee Christmas party at the California Club Dec. 14. They sang songs from the Winter Choral Concert, which was the night...

Commons to rewrite mission statement

Jack Goldfisher December 18, 2013

President Rick Commons has decided to rewrite the school’s mission statement to be more memorable and reflective of Harvard-Westlake’s core values. The current mission statement emphasizes the opportunities...

Saxophonist selected to be in Grammy band

Tara Stone December 18, 2013

Tenor saxophone player Andy Arditi ’14 received the news Dec. 3 that he had been selected to play in the 2014 Grammy Camp Jazz Session, a program created to present opportunity and recognition to talented...

Parking structure report raises questions on environment, noise, geological impact

Julia Aizuss December 18, 2013

The Draft Environmental Impact Report the school submitted for a parking structure on the west side of Coldwater Canyon did not satisfactorily study geological, wildlife and noise impact, the Studio City...

Embracing new traditions

Scott Nussbaum December 18, 2013

Over the past holiday breaks, I have noticed a number of changes in my regularly-observed traditions. As my older sister went off and moved to college, I was left to pick a pumpkin carving design out alone....

To celebrate or not to celebrate: Kwanzaa

Alex McNab December 18, 2013

What is Kwanzaa? In a poll of 388 Harvard-Westlake students, 59.5 percent didn’t know. "I’m not sure if it’s just for people from Africa or African-Americans in general," Aliyah Daniels ’14, who...

The Techie

Marcella Park December 18, 2013

Every day at work in the Didax House, a green building at the edge of campus near Upper St. Michael’s parking lot, Web Manager Lillian Contreras sits in front of two monitors writing code for the school’s...

Improvisation group expands

Marcella Park December 18, 2013

Both improvisation groups had their first rehearsal Nov. 22, three days after performing arts teacher Michele Spears’ announcement that the program will expand to two groups this year. Spears announced...

Student marches in Christmas parade

Angela Chon December 18, 2013

Max Cho ’15 marched in the Hollywood Christmas Parade Dec. 1 for the fourth year in a row. He has been a member of the Pacific American Volunteer Association, a non-profit organization where students...

Diversity conference remembers Carr ’14, parents deliver closing ceremony address

Sophie Kupiec-Weglinski December 18, 2013

Justin Carr ’14, former South Africa President Nelson Mandela and others were remembered Dec. 5-7 at the National Association of Independent Schools Student Diversity and Leadership conference in National...

Six win awards at Model UN meetings

Kristen Gourrier December 18, 2013

Six members of the Model United Nations club received awards at the first two conferences of the year. Elliot Rollins ’16 and Christina Duval ’16 received an Honorable Mention for their representation...

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