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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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Six representatives from the school stand together at the annual SDLC conference, which was held in St. Louis from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.

Six selected representatives attend annual diversity conference for leadership

Jayan Kandavel, Assistant News Editor December 13, 2023

The school selected six applicants to attend the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in St. Louis, Missouri from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2. The conference aims to help people of color in independent...

Printed with permission of Janine Jones

School hosts annual Pollyanna conference

Hannah Shahidi and Nathan Wang October 27, 2023

The school hosted 30 different middle and high schools from around the Greater Los Angeles (LA) area for the seventh annual Pollyanna Conference on Oct. 21. The school brought in Reverend Natosha Reid...

A globe to represent the need to learn about multicultural issues.

Bring awareness to global issues

Hannah Shahidi, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer February 10, 2023

The smell of traditional Persian stews fills the air as I sit down for my daily family dinner. Normally, when I sit down to eat, my parents and I exchange small talk and catch up with each other about...

The Admission Offices applicant data for the 2022-2023 school year reflect an increase in both number and diversity.

Admissions receives record applications

Will Sherwood February 18, 2022

More students have applied to attend the school this year than ever before, according to new data from the Admission Office. The school received 1,260 applications for the 2022-2023 academic year, about...

New Romantics

New Romantics

Georgia Goldberg, Assistant A&E Editor December 16, 2021

Scrolling through the ‘New & Popular’ section on Netflix, Samuel Hines ’24 said he stumbled upon “Single All the Way,” a new holiday romantic comedy about a biracial gay couple. Looking at...

Expanding Financial Aid

Expanding Financial Aid

Will Sheehy June 6, 2021

While other athletes on the boys golf team purchased new equipment before the season, Ford McDill ’21 browsed the thrift store for golf clubs. Later, at practices and competitions, he noticed the differences...

Credit: Caroline Jacoby/Chronicle

Same city, completely different worlds

Milla Ben-Ezra December 10, 2020

Although many perceive Los Angeles as a diverse and culturally welcoming city, we Angelenos face a critical problem: we are segregated into geographically distant communities based on race and socioeconomic...

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...

Printed with permission of Abe Kaye.

When will they see us?

Jordan Murray June 4, 2020

For the first time since 1992, mass protests followed by riots broke out across Los Angeles. Beginning May 29, the demonstrations were spurred by another instance of sickening police brutality that reenergized...

LAHSO holds banquet to discuss diversity

Ethan Lachman March 6, 2020

The Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization held its third Unity Banquet to start conversations about diversity on campus Feb. 24 in Feldman Horn Art Gallery. LAHSO worked with other affinity...

A Whole New World: Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” recasted

Jordan Murray August 28, 2019

Classic Disney movie, "The Little Mermaid," is being remade with the intent to reflect diversity in its cast. As movies begin giving black women a more prominent voice in Hollywood, students comment...

Affinity leaders gather for SLIDE conference

Hannah Han May 31, 2019

In an effort to encourage cross-cultural collaboration and develop their leadership skills, middle and upper school affinity group leaders convened during the inaugural Student Leadership in Inclusion,...

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