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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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Cracking the Codes: Responding to Facebook’s privacy scandals

Alex Goldstein April 25, 2018

Cypress Toomey ’19 hovered her mouse over the “I Agree” button on Facebook’s terms and conditions, taking a beat to hesitate. Unlike many of her peers, she never felt the need to maintain an active...

Photo Illustration by Alena Rubin.

Facebook Official: Posting College Decisions on Social Media

Alena Rubin April 26, 2017

Dani Mirell ’17 opened the portal to the University of Michigan website hesitantly. She knew she loved the school, but she told herself she would be okay if she didn’t get in. Marlborough student Lily...

Credit: Sacha Lin/Chronicle

James Hansen ’16: the Facebook movie critic

Sacha Lin November 22, 2015

In a restaurant bathroom across the street from the AMC in Lincoln Square, where he had just seen “Divergent,” James Hansen ’16 wrote his first movie review. It was a short paragraph. He commented...

Facebook Facade

Jacob Goodman October 14, 2014

Last year, University of Michigan freshman Jonathan Felker ’14 changed his Facebook name to "nutsackface.’’ It was part of a tradition where seniors change their Facebook names to a pun or a joke...

The benefits of Facebook

Scott Nussbaum April 30, 2014

Living without it has never really been a problem for me. I understand that a majority of others have it and that’s something I have accepted. Life without a Facebook account has its downfalls, but I...

Prefect Council sells Valentine grams

Eugenia Ko February 12, 2014

Prefect Council began selling Valentines grams Tuesday. The grams sold will be delivered directly to students’ lockers on Valentine’s Day. Each gram comes with a lollipop and costs $1 each. Students...

Head Fanatics announced for next year

Chronicle Staff June 12, 2013

Bakari Bolden ’14, Jonathan Felker ’14, Jordan Gutierrez ’14, Connor Kalantari ’14 and Michael Sheng ’14 will serve as the Head Fanatics for the 2013-2014 school year, previous Head Correy King...

Hold the phone

March 13, 2013

It is halfway through the period when Rosie* slides her black iPhone out of her  Jansport backback. She turns the volume off and lowers the brightness so the light from the screen doesn’t illuminate...

Don’t mistake Facebook for action

May 29, 2012

By Michael Rothberg Every now and then, someone posts a link on Facebook to a charity or cause like stopping genocide in a foreign country or shutting down puppy mills. Usually, the links are asking for...

Advancement Office stops requesting contributions from alumni in college

March 15, 2012

By Saj Sri-Kumar The school will no longer solicit donations from alumni in college, President Thomas C. Hudnut announced to the senior class on March 6. Chief Advancement Officer Ed Hu said the decision...

Sophomore enters second round of Korean pop star competition

November 18, 2011

By Malanna Wheat Singer Sanah Ebrahim ’14 qualified for the second round of a competition to become a Korean pop star. If Ebrahim wins the competition, she will receive 320 million won ($285,000),...

Students and faculty react to the assassination of Osama bin Laden

May 2, 2011

By Nika Madyoon The topics of Senior Prom, Advanced Placement exams, and pending summer vacation plans were joined Monday by debates about an issue of much greater historical significance: the assassination...

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