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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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...

Students invited back to campus for social activities

Sandra Koretz October 31, 2020

In an email to upper school students, Prefect Council announced that the campus will be open to students to participate in small group activities starting the week of Nov. 9. Attending these group activities...

Photo Credit: Kyle Reims/Chronicle

‘wokeathw’ responds to anti-racism initiatives

Kyle Reims and Ethan Lachman October 22, 2020

Certain members of the community, dissatisfied with the school’s new anti-racism and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, created the Instagram account @wokeathw on Sept. 7 to highlight...

Photo Credit: Kyle Reims/Chronicle

‘wokeathw’ responds to anti-racism initiatives (Print Edition)

Kyle Reims and Ethan Lachman October 20, 2020

*Note: A longer, more in depth version has been published here. This version is published as it appeared in the print edition of the second issue of The Chronicle.  Certain members of the community,...

English Department adjusts curriculum

Tessa Augsberger October 14, 2020

In accordance with schoolwide efforts to integrate anti-racist education across academic disciplines, the Upper School English department revised its curriculum for the 2020-21 school year. The department...

Student groups undergo DEI training

Quincey Dern September 28, 2020

In accordance with the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, Prefect Council, Student Leaders for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (SLIDE) and Peer Support underwent bias training...

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