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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

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...

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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...

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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,...

Diversity Fair attracts 40 independent schools

Caitlin Chung March 1, 2019

Faculty, staff and administrators from 43 independent institutions gathered together to participate in the first West Coast Diversity Job Fair on Feb. 23. The fair, which was co-hosted with the Brentwood...

Ross implores seniors to prioritize love over hate

Alexandra So October 30, 2018

Encouraging students to spread love and take action against hate, Head of Upper School Laura Ross addressed seniors in class meeting in response to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, Kroger shooting, mail...

Middle School hosts Pollyana Conference

October 27, 2018

The Middle School hosted the second inaugural Pollyanna Conference, in which more than 250 representatives from 16 independent schools convened to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion Oct. 27. This...

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An Affinity for Diversity: Discussing our response to the climate assessment

Jenny Li June 1, 2018

Rob* ’20 stared at the screen in front of him in shock. A moment earlier, he had been watching his friend’s video game livestream when someone under an anonymous username appeared on the chat. “WE...

Students present on socioeconomic issues

Luke Schneider March 23, 2018

Six attendees of the Student Diversity Leadership Conference gave a presentation on socioeconomic differences during a faculty and staff meeting after school Feb. 27. They discussed how socioeconomic status...

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