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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

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...

MSNBC correspondent speaks to students in Directed Study: The Election

Quincey Dern and Claire Conner November 3, 2020

MSNBC correspondent and best-selling author Jacob Soboroff ’01 visited a class of Directed Study: The Election to speak with students about his profession and new book Separated: Inside an American...

Students participate in election projects, discussions in history classes

Amelia Scharff November 3, 2020

With the upcoming 2020 election looming, students are learning about the electoral process in their history classes. Whether it’s in the form of projects, lessons or in-class discussions, the majority...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

Feature: Politics On The Brain

Quincey Dern and Alec Rosenthal October 14, 2020

When Head Prefect Jonathan Cosgrove ’21, who had been pre-registered to vote for months, turned 18, he frantically reloaded his web browser to confirm his registration. Cosgrove had one thing on his...

Tick Tock, Trump’s on the Clock

Sarah Mittleman August 27, 2020

Days before President Trump’s Tulsa Rally, millions of users on TikTok banded together to troll the event by registering for it and not showing up. Just a month after photos of the humiliatingly sparse...

A plea to prefects

A plea to prefects

Julian Andreone June 4, 2020

During the election process, Prefect Council candidates are not allowed to campaign outside of designated assemblies and webinars, a necessary rule protecting the psychological well-being of students....

Reshaping the Elections

Lauren Cho May 10, 2020

As the coronavirus outbreak has shut down the economy and suspended typical daily life, the United States presidential election has reached an impasse. Instead of devoting countless hours of her day to...

Studio City residents vote in local, primary elections

Studio City residents vote in local, primary elections

Zoe Redlich March 3, 2020

Today, citizens will vote in the primary elections for both Democratic presidential candidates and numerous local officials, propositions and policies for their district. For the San Fernando Valley,...

Democrats divided

Democrats divided

Emma Shapiro February 1, 2019

Though 2019 has just barely begun, the 2020 presidential race is well underway. Half a dozen Democrats have already declared their candidacy, and with the momentum from the 2018 Midterm elections,...

Volunteers for Katie Hills campaign pose for a photo. Printed with permission of Tali Tufeld.

Students intern for midterm candidates

Luke Schneider November 16, 2018

In the months leading up to the midterm elections, many students volunteered and interned for candidates across Los Angeles and California. Tali Tufeld ’20 and Griffin Gunn-Meyers ’19, two of the...

Balancing beliefs

Casey Kim November 15, 2018

As the political climate in our country continues to spiral towards what seems like a never-ending abyss of a two-party controversy, students have naturally become more active in voicing their opinions...

Discussing our disagreement

Discussing our disagreement

Tammer Bagdasarian November 15, 2018

American society is at a breaking point. In our living rooms, schools and streets, disagreement rears its ugly head, dividing Americans into polarized factions. But it is not disagreement that has created...

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