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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

LA city officials seek to alleviate homelessness

Quincey Dern and Will Sherwood August 28, 2020

Because the COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant economic hardship in Los Angeles, the homeless population has increased by 12.7%, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services. City officials and...

Homelessness rates rise in the valley due to a lack of affordable housing

August 29, 2018

Amidst the new artisan coffee shops and boutique clothing stores that opened along Ventura Boulevard this year, the San Fernando Valley’s homeless population continues to rise. Despite an overall decrease...

Alumni make strides in government roles

Anthony Weinraub August 30, 2017

With news of nearly daily firings coming from the White House and Congress struggling to pass major legislation, school alumni have experienced mixed success in their own bids for political office. Reelected...

Members of the band Blink-182 perform at an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of Harvard-Westlake's first combined graduation class. Credit: Jenny Li/Chronicle

Celebration marks 25th anniversary of first merged graduating class

Sofia Heller May 21, 2017

Parents, alumni and faculty watched musical performers, took pictures and danced in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the first graduating class after the merger yesterday at the Middle School. Tom...

Conservative students request a speaker to better represent their political interests

Noa Schwartz April 26, 2017

Saying she feels overwhelmed and judged in a community that is predominantly liberal, a sophomore girl, who identifies as conservative, is attempting to bring a conservative guest speaker to the school. The...

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...

Students to work with City Council

Kamala Durairaj April 29, 2015

The Los Angeles Mayor’s Youth Council selected four sophomores as new members of the group. Eshanika Chaudhary ’17, Chasia Jefferies ’17, Lauren Kim ’17 and Nathaniel Wall ’17 will become council...

Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 urges students to help city

Jesse Nadel March 23, 2015

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 urged students to help the city and “be the angels of the City of Angels” as the Brown Family Speaker at an assembly March 23. “In many ways you are on the...

Garcetti to speak at assembly March 23

Sammi Handler February 17, 2015

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 will be featured as this year’s Brown Family Speaker during assembly March 23. Garcetti graduated from Columbia University as a John Jay Scholar in 1992. He studied...

Collins stands up, stands out

May 29, 2013

The alumni base at our school is chockfull of outstanding men and women, from promising politicians like Eric Garcetti ’88 to Oscar nominees like Jake Gyllenhaal ’98, Jason Reitman ’95 and Shirley...

Learning on the job

Claire Goldsmith May 29, 2013

Regardless of the outcome, I’m grateful for the experience. When I say this, I’m often told I sound like a politician. Even though many people might be insulted by that remark, I’ll take it as a...

Garcetti ’88 leads in mayoral runoff race

David Lim March 15, 2013

Eric Garcetti ’88 remembers seeing Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley speak at an assembly while at Harvard. Now he’s hoping to become mayor himself in the May 21 election, in a run-off with City Controller...

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