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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Democracy, Claire-ified

Claire Conner, Print Managing Editor September 28, 2022

Former president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inaugural address was delivered during one of the most tumultuous times in American history. The nation, rocked by the Great Depression and clinging to whatever...

Students eligible to vote had the option to mail in their ballots for the Sept. 14 California gubernational recall election.

Governor authorizes mail-in ballots

Alex Hahn September 27, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a piece of legislation making universal mail-in ballots permanent Sept. 27; California is the eighth state to do so. According to Newsom’s office, the law, detailed in assembly...

Elections, Claire-ified

Claire Conner August 26, 2021

When students submit their ballots for prefect elections in the spring, they will make two reasonable assumptions: their votes will be counted, and the candidates with the highest number of votes will...

Tucker Carlson is a Fox News commentator who appears nightly on his own prime-time show.

A call for journalistic integrity

Julian Andreone February 14, 2021

As I left Zoom French class Jan. 6, I learned that rioters had stormed the United States Capitol building. Our cherished icon of American democracy suffered this intrusion from insurrectionists who pillaged...

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Writing in defense of our democracy

Julian Andreone December 11, 2020

Our history textbooks characterize the United States government as the prime example of democracy, but if students examine its current state, they will find that Trumpian era politics embody the opposite. With...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

An authoritarian rise

Ethan Lachman June 4, 2020

With little regard for the “checks and balances” principle written into the U.S. Constitution, President Donald Trump declared the authority of the president “total” on April 13. Although he reversed...

Testing Trump and the term limit

Testing Trump and the term limit

Emma Shapiro May 30, 2019

The 22nd Amendment, calling for a two term presidency, has been in effect for over half a century, but under President Donald Trump, a debate about the term limit has been reintroduced. Trump has spoken...

This drawing depicts the armband that Mary Beth Tinker wore in the 1960s to protest the Vietnam War. The court case this created was pivotal in gaining free speech in schools.

State to promote media literacy

Saba Nia February 7, 2019

Nearly 50 years after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a group of students’ method of free expression and a broader interpretation of the First Amendment in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community...

What does it mean to be a Fanatic?

Chronicle Staff November 7, 2012

On the back of every Fanatics shirt, an illustration of President Tom Hudnut proclaims with a grin, "We like sportz and we don’t care who knowz." During Homecoming, Fanatics’ time to shine, the varsity...

6 attend JSA Spring State this weekend

April 15, 2011

By Jamie Chang Six members of the Junior Statesmen of America will represent Harvard-Westlake at Spring State this weekend at LAX Hilton Hotel. The theme for this year's Spring State is revolutionizing...

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