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  • Addressing campus antisemitism


    Addressing campus antisemitism

  • Opinion

    Implement oral exams

  • From New York Magazine’s “Where Should You Send Your Nepo Baby to High School?”


    “Nepo-approved nepo-baby academy”

  • News

    Robert Hur ’91 appointed to be special counsel in Biden probe

  • News

    Scholastic’s Art and Writing Program announces 2022-2023 contest winners

  • Cinema Sundays take place in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. Participants watch films together and
discuss them with invited guests. The tradition was paused due to the passing of Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch.


    Cinema Sundays makes its return

  • The chess tournament featured 56 students. Colin Kneafsy ’23 advanced through four rounds
and ultimately defeated Jake Wiczyk in the tournament’s final match, securing the $50 gift card grand prize.


    Prefects host Chess tournament

  • RECOGNIZING RIVER PARK’S PARTNERS: The school’s administration hosted an event for River Park’s partners to thank them for their support on Jan. 25. Attendees included the Tatviam Band of Mission Indians, Special Olympics, Angel City Sports and Friends of the LA River.

    Community News

    School holds event to thank community

  • LAs heavy rain creates mudslides

    Community News

    LA’s heavy rain creates mudslides

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    Committee hopes to restructure seminars

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The Cost to Compete: Paying a Steep Price for Extracurriculars

Rian Ratnavale February 15, 2017

When Anya Andrews ’17 and her teammates on the girls’ soccer team got the bill for dinner while at a tournament, she watched as her teammates casually drew money out of their wallets without hesitation....

Photo Illustration by Alena Rubin.

Bonus Points: Are Expensive Tutors Worth It?

Alena Rubin October 6, 2016

Blake Wong ’17 sat across from his tutor, reciting his answers to the latest ACT practice test. The room, he said, felt like home, flooded with natural light and complete with warm wooden cabinets. "Yup,"...

Illustration by Vivian Lin/Chronicle

Some students are schooled in stocks at an early age

Benjamin Most May 27, 2015

At age 10, Daniel Singer ’17 realized that he was making little interest off of the money in his savings account. Singer asked his father to open an account for him at E-Trade, a financial services company...

Gifted Teachers

Gifted Teachers

Jacob Goodman April 29, 2015

Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo found a gift from a student sitting on her desk. It was a beautiful textile with an intricate pattern made from gorgeous materials. Cuseo wrapped it around herself like a...

Barking Up the Money Tree

Barking Up the Money Tree

Jacob Goodman February 13, 2015

With a $36.4 billion endowment, Harvard University is so rich that it doesn’t need to consider applicants’ financial situations when admitting them. The university promises to meet 100 percent of any...

Not So Free

Jake Saferstein January 14, 2015

Blake* ’16 spent his summer between ninth and 10th grade like many other students: working at a summer job. However, the money he earned for each scoop of ice cream he served went to paying a debt to...

Publications win national journalism awards

Kelly Loeb September 25, 2013

Big Red, Chronicle, Spectrum and Vox Populi all recently won awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Asscoiation, the National Scholastic Press Association and Quill and Scroll. Vox Populi won two Gold...

Hudnut assures ‘everything is ending well’

David Lim May 29, 2013

When President Thomas C. Hudnut arrived at the Coldwater Canyon campus to take up the post of headmaster in 1987, the all-boys Harvard School was known almost exclusively for its academic reputation as...

Administrators stay optimistic amid round of budget slashes

September 8, 2009

By Sam Adams Last June’s Lobster Bake, an annual celebration held at the end of the school year for faculty, staff and their families, had a problem: the lobsters were made of bread. Placed at every...

Finances affect current college decisions

April 28, 2009

By Alexia Boyarsky and Cathi Choi After spending years studying at Harvard-Westlake, Delilah* ’09 aimed high. Although she had "okay" grades, she applied to an Ivy League school and other reach schools...

Team travel cut to reduce costs

March 24, 2009

By Mary-Rose Fissinger All overnight summer athletic trips have been eliminated by the Athletics Department in what Head of Athletics Audrius Barzdukas describes as a "temporary policy adjustment due...

Lunch a place to save – or not

March 24, 2009

By Jordan Freisleben and Daniel Rothberg With the economy sinking, some students have begun to modify their spending habits in the cafeteria while other students have made no change at all. "I have always...

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