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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Asian Students in Action (ASiA) members hand attendees cultural foods and baked goods.

SLIDE organizes Multicultural Fair

Davis Marks May 10, 2022

Members of Student Leaders for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (SLIDE) hosted Multicultural Fair on the Quad during Community Flex Time on Thursday. Students had the opportunity to learn, try food and...

SLIDE organizes town halls for student input on DEI

SLIDE organizes town halls for student input on DEI

Kriste An and Chloe Park March 8, 2022

Student Leaders for Inclusion, Equity and Diversity (SLIDE) organized town halls for students to reflect on the school's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work Feb. 28 through March 4. Empower,...

A student participates in an SDLC presentation to faculty, sharing incidents of racism at the school.

SDLC students discuss leaked transcript

Sydney Fener and Alec Rosenthal February 17, 2022

Students who attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) gave their annual presentation to the faculty and administration Jan. 25. During the discussion, students responded to a post by...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  gives his I Have a Dream speech to sign-bearing protesters at the March on Washington.

Marching Forward

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff January 19, 2022

Voicing their demands as they strode across the National Mall, roughly 250,000 people raised signs to protest racial discrimination and lobby for civil rights legislation on August 28, 1963. Attendees...

Students sit on the stage of the Saperstein Theater before speaking on a panel in front of school PODS.

School hosts annual diversity conference

Davis Marks October 28, 2021

The school hosted the annual Pollyanna Conference, where 230 representatives from 19 schools came together to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion, on the Middle School campus Saturday. The Pollyanna...

Panelists (Clockwise from top right) Stacy Messaye, Cory Booker, Laurie Levinson and Gabe Ramirez engage in discussion about the justice system.

Parent DEI Committee presents documentary followed by discussion with Senator Cory Booker

Leo Saperstein and Lucas Cohen D'Arbeloff May 13, 2021

The Harvard-Westlake Parents Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee hosted a discussion of Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13th” featuring Senator Cory Booker and author of “Redeeming Justice”...

Community members participate in a breakout room discussion about nonpartisanship.

SLIDE leads social and racial discussion workshops at Community Time

Leo Saperstein May 11, 2021

Student Leaders for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (SLIDE), a collection of affinity group student leaders, hosted workshops to explore the intricacies of being a student activist during Community Flex...

In a Zoom breakout room hosted by an administrator, students discuss their thoughts on DEIs progress.

DEI Office hosts virtual student focus groups in new phase of climate assessments

Amelia Scharff May 5, 2021

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) conducted student focus groups as a part of its second DEI climate assessment via Zoom May 3 and 4. Students met in small groups with a leader from...

DEI Alumni Advisory Council convenes for inaugural meeting

Mimi Landes March 26, 2021

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Alumni Advisory Council, comprised of volunteer alumni working in conjunction with school administrators from the Office of DEI, hosted its inaugural meeting March...

Guest Editorial: A letter to journalist Bari Weiss

Thomas Schramm March 17, 2021

The following letter was written by a student to journalist Bari Weiss in response to her article “The Miseducation of America’s Elites,” which was published March 9 in City Journal magazine. To...

HW Parents DEI Association hosts “Why We Hate” discussion

Fallon Dern February 2, 2021

The HW Parents Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Association held their first cinematic group to discuss the fifth episode of Discovery documentary "Why We Hate" on Jan. 9. The documentary’s director,...

Community reflects on MLK Day

Tessa Augsberger January 21, 2021

The anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which many view as especially poignant this year, occurred Monday after a year full of awareness of the country’s systematic racial injustices. Alex Chon...

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