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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Students elect Prefects for the 2023-2024 school year

Alex Lee and Nathan Wang May 28, 2023

Following a series of elections and runoffs throughout March, April and May, the student body elected the Prefect Council for the 2023-2024 school year. Sophomores and juniors elected Bari LeBari '24 and...

Glory Ho ’24 delivers her Head Prefect preliminary election speech to the junior class in Rugby Theater. Ho is running for Head Prefect alongisde Assistant News Editor Davis Marks ’24, Bari LeBari ’24, Nyla Shelton ’24, Isiuwa Odiase ’24 and Elizabeth Johnstone ’24.

Head Prefect candidates speak before junior class during preliminary election speeches

Tate Sheehy March 22, 2023

Head Prefect candidates delivered speeches to juniors in Rugby Theater as part of the election’s preliminary round March 17. Candidates introduced themselves before being asked a prepared and unprepared...

An illustration depicts President Joe Biden standing in front of a podium.

Calling Biden to action

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff May 26, 2022

When National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in 2021, she laid out a vision of hope and unity for the United States' next...

From Seaver to Shining Sea

Editorial Board October 15, 2021

In the Sept. 14 California Gubernatorial Recall Election, several members of the senior class cast their first-ever ballots, making their first contribution to a democratic system beyond the borders...

Democrat Perspective: Everything will be alright

Democrat Perspective: Everything will be alright

Emmanuel Zilber November 16, 2018

As election results across the country continue to be reported, one thing is very clear: Democrats have won the House, and Republicans have expanded their majority in the Senate. Regardless of political...

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...

Students react to the outcome of midterms

Saba Nia November 15, 2018

Students discussed the outcomes of the 2018 midterm elections and their interpretations of the California propositions. Peter Sykes ’19, a first-time voter, said that he appreciated being able to directly...

Human Rights Watch campaign looks to increase voter registration

Ruoshan Dong and Alice He November 15, 2018

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force organized an initiative to increase voter registration and promote political awareness around campus for the midterm elections. The campaign stressed the importance...

Let’s get real: Emotion does belong in politics

Let’s get real: Emotion does belong in politics

Jessa Glassman November 15, 2018

The 2016 presidential election marked a fundamental shift in the psychology of politics. Campaign policies, promises and debates used to be openly discussed at our dinner tables. Since Donald Trump and...

Voting patterns shift in election, ‘blue ripple’ to affect future policy

Sophie Haber November 15, 2018

In a “blue ripple,” the Democrats took the House of Representatives and many contentious governor races in the midterm elections Nov. 6. Following a two-year period of a Republican-dominated legislature...

Eric Garcetti ’88 wins second term as L.A. Mayor

Anthony Weinraub March 8, 2017

Incumbent Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti '88 won reelection Tuesday in an election marked by low turnout. Garcetti decisively defeated his 10 challengers, earning approximately 81 percent of the vote. Garcetti...

Club members to hold voter registration drive

Indu Pandey October 5, 2016

The Junior State of America club will host a voter registration drive throughout the school day and after school Oct. 17. The deadline to register to vote in California is Oct. 24. "We hope to register...

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