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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

Defending military education

Defending military education

Clay Skaggs March 2, 2019

When it comes to colleges, students at Harvard-Westlake can be tunnel visioned to say the least. Some students decide they need to go to an Ivy. Others will only look at schools with the best engineering...

Appreciating our education

Appreciating our education

Lindsay Wu March 2, 2019

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to work with student volunteers from other schools at an event on campus. While stuffing gift bags in the lounge, one of the volunteers glanced at the deans’ offices. ...

A protester stands in the rain with her sign in downtown Los Angeles on Monday morning. Photo credit: Sophie Sanchez (Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies '19)

When It Rains, It Pours: UTLA teachers go on strike against LAUSD

Saba Nia January 17, 2019

The streets were a sea of red. As Aaron Rovinsky (University High School ’19) maneuvered his car down crowded boulevards in downtown Los Angeles, he watched as streams of teachers, students and parents...

Mistreatment of the majority

Luke Schneider November 16, 2018

When people across America sit staring at their screens, watching a needle move left or right and dots on a diagram turn red or blue, it becomes easy to wonder if people are voting for the candidates themselves...

School administration receives results from Stanford survey

Ryan Albert August 30, 2018

School administrators received results from the Stanford Survey of Adolescent School Experiences that middle and upper school students took last spring. The results include information ranging from workload...

Photo illustration by Alison Oh

Striking up a Conversation: Discussing the Relevance of Teacher Strikes

Alison Oh June 1, 2018

Feb. 22, it was West Virginia. April 2, it was Kentucky and Oklahoma. April 26, it was Arizona. April 27, it was Colorado. May 16, it was North Carolina. In each of these states, striking teachers walked...

Bubbled In: Standardized Testing in AP Course Curricula

Bubbled In: Standardized Testing in AP Course Curricula

Alena Rubin June 2, 2017

After taking her first unit test in an Advanced Placement class at the beginning of junior year, Alyse Tran ’18 said she felt:   a) Frustration b) A decline in motivation c) Helplessness d) All...

Photo Illustration by Josie Abugov and Kitty Luo

Easy F: the Effects of Negative Student-Teacher Relationships

Noa Schwartz January 12, 2017

Bill* sprinted from his dean’s office to his mother’s car with tears streaming down his face, hoping his dean could not see him crying through his office window. He had just been reprimanded for goofing...

A typical voting booth. Image licensed for reuse with modification from Wikimedia Commons.

New To Voting

Sophie Cohen May 20, 2016

As the California primary election draws near, many seniors at Harvard-Westlake say they feel prepared to vote knowledgeably for a presidential candidate, but some juniors who will turn 18 before the June...

An education that does not adequately prepare us

An education that does not adequately prepare us

Ellis Becker April 27, 2016

“Why am I learning this information that I will never use in my life?” If any student asks an adult this question, one that haunts our minds while in math class, he or she will be lied to. They will...

Appreciate the opportunities

Noa Yadidi December 18, 2013

Dear Editors, I think your Oct. 15 Opinion piece "Choosing between my education and my education" (written by Julia Aizuss ’14) misses a few important points regarding the college process and in-class...

Learn for learning’s sake

Aaron Lyons October 10, 2012

When I was 5 years old, I practiced writing the alphabet or sounding out sentences at school, while my brother was already using the sharp scissors. I quickly found myself becoming tired of drawing while...

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